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Workshops 2017

Learn watercolour Landscape Painting with Geoff Kersey at Alison House Hotel, at Cromford near Matlock, in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. These new, themed, One Day and Two Day Workshops for 2017 follow the same pattern as previous workshops, where you paint along with me in stages, creating a complete painting, that hopefully you will be proud to hang on your wall. The price includes refreshments on arrival, morning tea/coffee, a buffet lunch, and afternoon tea/coffee. They all commence at 9.30am concluding at approximately 4.30pm and the fully inclusive price is £80 per day.

Ashness Bridge 16th and 17th March1

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March.
Ashness Bridge in Winter. Two Day Workshop.
This has all the ingredients. Snow-capped mountains beyond a distant lake, a packhorse bridge, stream, river and trees, all set in the cloak of winter. I know it has appeared in countless paintings, photographs, calendars and postcards, but it is a fantastic composition that presents us with numerous challenges.
Price £160. Deposit £50

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Tuesday 21st March. 
Windmills of Mykonos.

Visited this small Greek Island for the first time recently, and loved the cylindrical shapes of the windmills with their thatched conical roofs. The rich blue of the Mediterranean sky, contrasts perfectly with the clean white of the stucco walls, and the gift shop serves to break up the repetitive shapes and add interest. 
Price £80. Deposit £25

Ruins of Olympia, 22nd March
Windmills of Mykonos 21st March

Wednesday 22nd March. Ruins of Olympia.
These ancient ruins provide a wealth of painting subjects. I particularly like the way the warm stone-work contrasts with dark blues and greens in the background. There's also plenty of opportunity for detail, and tackling the tricky subject of reflected light.  
Price £80. Deposit £25

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April.
Harbour scene with boats. Two day workshop.

One of my favourite landscape subjects, and with  two days to work on it, we can make sure we take enough time to acheive a convincing result.
Price £160. Deposit £50.

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Thursday 27th April. St. Bega’s Church.
With the tree covered slopes in the background and just a glimpse of Bassenthwaite lake, this is not only a beautiful old church, it's in a perfect setting.
Price £80. Deposit £25.

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Great Gable. 27th June

Wednesday 28th June.
Footbridge at Ashness Gate.
This footbridge on the shores of Derwentwater makes a great composition, featuring a host of elements, including distant hills, reflections in water, trees, rocks and the structure of the bridge itself.
Price £80. Deposit £25.

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Quiet spot in Froggatt woods. 29th June

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th September. 
Elterwater bridge in autumn. Two day workshop.
We did this subject in 2015 as a spring scene, but I thought it looked so different in autumn it was worth re-visiting.  I think I prefer it in autumn as there is more of the surrounding landscape revealed, and some great colour mixes.
Price £160. Deposit £50.
 

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St Bega’s church. 27th April

Tuesday 27th June. Great Gable.
With the remnants of snow clinging to the dominant shape of Great Gable in the distance, this composition presents a great opportunity to explore the various methods we can employ to create that all important feeling of distance.
Price £80. Deposit £25.

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Footbridge at Ashness Gate. 28th June

Thursday 29th June. 
Quiet spot at Froggatt Woods
On the look-out for new subjects, I came across this oasis in the middle of a dense woodland not far from where we live in Derbyshire. Lots to do in a day, so it might be quite a challenge.
Price £80. Deposit £25.

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Elterwater bridge in autumn. 19th and 20th September

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October.
Autumn at Edensor village, Chatsworth. Two day workshop.
One of the most attractive Peak District villages, this makes a great subject to get our teeth into, with a church, and cottages, set amidst some exciting ,autumn colours.
Price £160. Deposit £50.

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Thursday 19th October.
Atmospheric Landscape on the Norfolk coast.
There are many subjects to choose from in this county, with sand dunes, pastures and distant buildings, all set under an atmospheric Norfolk sky.
Price £80. Deposit £25.

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How to book
Click here to download a printable booking form.The completed form should be sent to G Kersey, 4 Nether Way, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2TS. Tel 01629 735191

If you would like more information you can call or Email me at info@geoffkersey.co.uk. One day workshop bookings will require a £25 non-refundable deposit, two day workshops £50.  Cheque payable to Geoff Kersey Ltd.  Balance due on the day. On receipt of the booking I will send out a confirmation followed by further details, including a location map and recommended list of materials.  There is accommodation available at Alison House, call 01629 822211, or visit www.alison-house-hotel.co.uk. 

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