Chinese Painting course: ‘Insects and Spring plants’ with Leo Donaghy

Chinese Brush Painting with Leo Donaghy

Chinese Painting course: ‘Insects and Spring plants’ with Leo Donaghy   4 Sessions: Wednesday January 24th & 31st,  February 7th & 14th 2018 10.00am to 1.30pm £85 – Book Your Place Now   As winter comes to an end, nature is rustling below the earth. The insects and Spring flowers are about to burst forth with a flurry. On this Chinese brush painting course we will be looking at the highly charged colours of Spring flowers and plants. This will be coupled with Dragon flies and their extraordinary beauty. This course is designed for those with a little experienced in brush […]

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Loose Oil Painting 2 with Leo Donaghy

Leo Loose Oil Painting

Loose Oil Painting 2 with Leo Donaghy   4 Sessions: Thursdays  12th April, 19th April, 26th April & 3rd May 2018 10.00am to 1.30pm £85 – Book Your Place Now   This course is Loose Oil Painting 2. The aim of this course is to continue exploring the medium in a more fluid style. Guidance will be given at all stages throughout the course on preparatory sketches, composition, Colour palette, subject choice. Subject matter will be suggested a week prior to each lesson. Group members are welcome to choose their own subject matter, using preparatory drawing and ideas.  

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Japanese Drawing and Banner Making

Japanese Drawing workshop at The Willow Gallery in Oswestry

Japanese Drawing and Banner Making with Leo Donaghy This course is designed to explore the mark making and fluid designs of Japanese / Chinese brush painting. Beautiful, elegant, simplicity is the essence of this style of painting. Over a period of of four weeks we will look at the marks which are the basis of these designs, working them into birds, flowers, leaves and landscapes. We will design a banner in and around Japanese character and add our own unique elements. Thursday 19th March 10am – 1pm 4 Sessions: 19th & 26th March, 2nd & 9th April £75 Book Your Place Now

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