CCS Classes & Events 2022-2023

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2022 - 2023 Programme of Classes & Events www.chapelcottagestudio.co.uk info@chapelcottagestudio.co.uk 01873 840282 / 07935 934898


Classes at Chapel Cottage Studio: Since the pandemic, more and more of our activities have shifted online and this includes our learning. While digital learning is an undeniably valuable asset and online education certainly has its merits, we feel there are many benefits to “face to face” classes that you just won’t get with online learning:

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Less distraction = better concentration. There is always a job to be done at home! You are more likely to complete your lessons in a face to face class compared to online. A change of scenery and the chance to meet new people is good for the soul! You will get a better understanding of your subject thanks to: discussions with teachers and class mates ; watching demonstrations in person ; being able to ask questions ; face to face communication [such as body language and tone]. Your teacher will be able to help you as you work, spotting any mistakes and giving one to -one, individual, tailored tuition. You may find learning easier in a classroom setting compared to online, this is especially true if you are not particularly tech-savvy!

Classes at CCS are a lot of fun and can help you to form new friendships. At CCS we always aim for a friendly atmosphere where students are encouraged to have a cuppa and a chat! ,

The return of Studio Lunches: We are thrilled to be collaborating with the wonderful Cwtch Cafe in Abergavenny to offer a delicious range of lunches for students attending full day or multiple day classes here at CCS! Choose from a tempting selection of lunch options including sandwiches, quiches and salads plus a slice of home made cake and a cold drink as well! Lunches will be available for pre-order. £15 per person including delivery. Full details available on booking.


Weekly Art Classes:

Weekly Art classes that cover a range of topics and techniques. All abilities are welcome from complete beginners to seasoned pro’s. All classes are tutored by Jantien Powell plus occasional guest tutors throughout each term.

Term Dates Mon Afternoon: 13.00 – 15.00 Mon Evening : 19.00 – 21.00 Autumn term dates: Sep 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Oct 10th, 17th, 24th, Nov 7th, 14th, 21st 10 weeks = £220 pp Spring term dates: Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th, 13th, 20th 10 weeks = £220 pp Summer term dates: Apr 17th, 24th, May 8th, 22nd, Jun 12th, 19th, 26th, Jul 3rd, 10th 9 weeks = £198 pp Tues Morning : 10.00 – 12.00 / Tues Evening : 19.00 – 21.00 Autumn term Dates: Sep 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd 10 weeks = £220 pp Spring term dates: Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th, 14th, 28th, Mar 7th, 14th, 21st 10 weeks = £220 pp Summer term dates: Apr 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 23rd, Jun 13th, 20th, 27th, Jul 4th 9 weeks = £198 pp Pay as you go (PAYG) places may be available at £25 pp per class. All attendees must book in advance.


Portrait Painting Mini-Course: Tutor: Oriane Pierrepoint Time: Wednesday Evening – 6-9pm Dates: April 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st Cost: £200 pp This six week course will guide students through the process of composing and capturing a true likeness of a photographic reference. As we take our portraits from sketches to fully fleshed out drawings and paintings, we’ll be covering the fundamentals of measuring, composition and how to correctly represent tonal values whilst exploring colour to bring life into our portraits! There will be plenty of demonstrations paired with hands on tutoring to help students along the way. This is a completely open course and students are free to paint or draw in whichever medium they prefer.

Life Drawing Class:

This monthly class will focus on the importance of observation of the human figure. You will work directly from a life model with artist Tony Tribe, on hand to provide individual guidance. The course will provide you with the technical and observational skills required to competently render the human figure. Students will be introduced to key areas of life drawing including measuring, proportion, anatomy, line, tone and mass. Tutor: Tony Tribe Time: Wednesday 13.30 - 16.30 Dates: Sep 14th, Oct 12th, Nov 9th, Jan 11th, Feb 8th, Mar 8th, Apr 12th, May 10th, Jun 14th, Jul 12th Cost: £330 pp PAYG places may be available, please get in touch to find out.


Pencil Drawing Class: This monthly class will focus on the range of skills required for figurative pencil drawing. You will improve your observational skills as well as learning about perspective, light and shade, edges, spaces and relationships. In the summer months some dates will take place on location where you will learn to sketch from life. This is a corner stone skill for any artist and the best way to keep up your practise. Tutor: Jantien Powell Time: Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 Dates: Sep 21st, Oct 19th, Nov 16th, Jan 18th Feb 15th, Mar 15th, Apr 19th, May 10th, Jun 21st, Jul 19th Cost: £220 pp All attendees must book in advance. Pay as you go spaces may be available at £25 pp per class.

Alpha Painting Holidays: Tutored by Jantien Powell

15th - 19th May 2023 - Dartmoor Dartmoor has some stunning scenery from panoramic moorland to cascading rivers, with rocks and villages where it is as if time has stood still, plus spots along the river Dart. All this allows for a fantastic variety of subjects to paint and sketch (dates tbc). Suitable for all abilities.

10th - 17th October 2023 - The Algarve The Algarve is well known for it’s amazing light conditions and vibrant colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to it’s lush green and colourful vegetation as well as the rustic tiled and coloured traditional buildings. An artists paradise (dates tbc). Suitable for all abilities.

These holidays are organised by Alpha Painting Holidays. All further details and bookings are via their website: alphapaintingholidays.com


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm This year we are running a selection of half day workshops alongside our usual full day and multiple day workshops. Half day workshops will be held the day before a full day workshop, usually on a related topic. Students can book in for a half day, a full day or both the half day and full day workshop together in order to gain a better understanding of the particular topic or technique.

**Students attending a half day PLUS a following full day workshop will receive a free lunch from Cwtch Cafe at the full day workshop** Title: Discovering Colour in Abstraction Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Friday 9th Sept Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 In the first of our half day workshops at CCS, students will be looking at Abstract paintings & discovering their varied and balanced colour palettes in acrylics. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Developing an Abstract Painting Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Saturday 10th Sept Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will be developing and creating a mixed media, abstract composition. Including tips for composition, colour use and mixed media application. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Drawing for the Terrified! Tutor: Richard Box Date: Saturday 17th Sept Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it ? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step. If you follow his ‘ recipes ‘ you will be amazed at what you will be able to draw. Suitable for beginners. Title: Techniques for mixed media Tutor: Janis Fry Date: Friday 23rd Sept Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 If you’ve ever wondered what exactly mixed media is, how it works and whether it would suit you then this workshop is for you. An experimental and explorative afternoon of techniques - suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Building a painting in mixed media Tutor: Janis Fry Date: Saturday 24th Sept Cost: £ 65 pp

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

The sky’s the limit when you choose to work in mixed media where you can combine the virtues of all kinds of paint and be confined by none! This workshop will stretch your creativity and free up your ideas of image making and building a painting. Including work in watercolour, ink, watercolour pencils or inktense, acrylic and possibly oil pastel. Bring along your own landscape reference images for inspiration. Materials available to borrow or buy. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Sunset/Sunrise in acrylics or oils Tutor: Colin Ross Jack Date: Saturday 1st Oct Cost: £ 65 pp

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Turner was once famously asked ‘how can you tell a sunrise painting from a sunset’. He answered, tongue firmly in cheek, ‘on a sunrise, the sun is going up, on a sunset it is going down’. In this workshop students will be painting a sunrise/set over the sea or a lake, where the colours are reflected in the water, using Colin’s methods of capturing such a scene, including the importance of a monochrome under painting to establish tone, before adding colour. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Sketching & Painting Course Tutor: Peter Cronin Date: 3rd - 6th Oct Cost: £ 300 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Join Watercolour Challenge judge Peter Cronin for 4 days of sketching and painting in the beautiful Abergavenny countryside. You are free to use any medium, but Peter will be working mostly with a sketch book and watercolours. Some walking over rough, uneven ground may be required, otherwise suitable for all abilities. Title: “Less can be more” pastels workshop Tutor: Richard Suckling Date: Friday 7th Oct Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 We will look at breaking down a complicated scene with a mass of information to create a dynamic pastel which captures the essence of the subject. Shape, tone and strong composition will be all be explored in an effort to simplify and enhance our way of creating a successful painting. Suitable for all abilities. Title: “Limited Palette - Maximum Effect” pastels workshop Tutor: Richard Suckling Date: Saturday 8th Oct Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Limiting your colour palette to maximise your impact with soft pastels. In this workshop we will look at ways of controlling your colour palette choices to maximize the impact that you can achieve in your pastel paintings. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Harbour Scene in Acrylics Tutor: Jantien Powell Date: Saturday 15th Oct Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will be looking at composition and mark making techniques to create an expressive take on a traditional harbour scene using acrylics. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Introduction to simple lino cut printing Tutor: Martin Truefitt-Baker Date: Friday 21st Oct Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 In this half day workshop we will learn about the materials and techniques needed to produce a simple one colour lino cut. All equipment and materials are included. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Lino Printing Workshop Tutor: Martin Truefitt-Baker Date: Saturday 22nd Oct Cost: £ 80 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Students will learn about the materials and techniques needed to produce a simple reduction lino cut including how to design a lino cut print, how to transfer the image to the lino, how to choose and use the cutting tools and how to produce a neat and successful two tone print. All equipment and materials are included. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Sheep Study in drawing pens Tutor: Jude Lowery Date: Saturday 29th Oct Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop we will explore the use of mark making with drawing pens to create a soft representation of a sheep using marks in a fluid manner so that the soft nature of the wool is captured. This workshop is suitable for all abilities however participants must be willing to undertake the drawing without the need for a trace down. Title: Painting eyes in oils Tutor: Mike Skidmore Date: Friday 4th Nov Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 They say that “the eyes are the window to the soul”, and in a portrait it is the eyes that convey, captivate and connect us. In this half day workshop Mike will share tips for creating very realistic eyes with focus, 3D and emotion using shadow glazes, reflected colours and haloed highlights. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Portraits in Oils Tutor: Mike Skidmore Date: Saturday 5th Nov Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Students will be learning how to paint a Portrait in Oils using glaze and impasto techniques. After drawing directly onto the canvas, we’ll then paint a tonal picture in white and grey, before finally painting the portrait. Mike has an incredible knack for teaching his painting techniques making this workshop suitable for all abilities - even beginners! Title: Woodland Watercolour Tutor: Catherine Beale Date: Saturday 12th Nov Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 If you love painting trees you will enjoy building up this mysterious woodland scene while Catherine takes you through the many forms of watercolour. Build up your range of mark making with the help of rigid watercolour art board, mingle diluted pigments, create broken washes, deepen tones and lift out subtle highlights. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Breathe Life into your Art Tutor: Chris Carter Date: Friday 18th Nov Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Chris presents an excellent technique for boosting energy or breathing new life into a painting. Perfect for both fearless and timid artists, whether abstract or representational. Learn to create and incorporate your own random, colourful, textured collage in acrylics. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Colour Mapping Tutor: Chris Carter Date: 19th - 20th Nov Cost: £ 150 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Colour-mapping is an excellent method for extracting colour information from the world around you. Chris will demonstrate in watercolour but students are free to work in their own choice of medium. This workshop will cover techniques for colour mapping as well as ways that this can be incorporated into your own work. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Christmas Exhibition & Gift Fair Date: Sat 26th - Sun 27th Nov Time: 10.00 - 16.00 You are cordially invited to our Christmas exhibition and Gift Fair. We will have an array of beautiful, hand made Art and Craft items from local artists and makers alongside our annual students exhibition, and of course warm mulled wine and mince pies to help set the mood! The perfect way to make a start on your Christmas shopping and pick up some truly wonderful, one of a kind gifts.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Pastel techniques for beginners Tutor: Jantien Powell Date: Friday 6th Jan Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Students will be picking up tips and techniques for working with soft pastels, including methods for creating texture, mixing and layering colours and adding depth. Suitable for those who are new to working with pastels. Title: Landscape and reflections in pastels Tutor: Jantien Powell Date: Saturday 7th Jan Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Learn how to create your own pastel landscape scene incorporating reflections in water. Including tips for composition, creating distance and focus and different methods for working with soft pastels. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Hairy Hounds in coloured pencil Tutor: Jude Lowery Date: Saturday 14th Jan Cost: £ 65 p Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop we will explore the use of a lively linear drawing style. Layers of coloured pencils will be built up to create a drawing that captures the textural qualities of the dog’s fur. Please note that this workshop is suitable for all abilities, however participants must be willing to undertake the drawing without a trace down. Title: Hellebore in mixed media Tutor: Alison Board Date: Friday 20th Jan Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 A simple flower that heralds the first signs of Spring. Learn how to use a combination of soft watercolour and mixed media techniques for a flower portrait full of personality. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Horse portrait in mixed media Tutor: Alison Board Date: Saturday 21st Jan Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Using Ali’s crazy bunch of equine personalities as inspiration, join her to discover how to paint these majestic yet unpredictable creatures using mixed media techniques. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Trees in a winter landscape in acrylics Tutor: Martin Truefitt-Baker Date: Saturday 28th Jan Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 During the day we will use acrylic paint to produce a painting of a snowy or frosty winter landscape with trees. We will learn to mix the subtle colours of snow and frost and those difficult shadow tones. We will look at how to compose and structure a painting and how to use paint to convey mood, atmosphere and depth. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Creating Colour & Texture Tutor: Janis Fry Date: Friday 3rd Feb Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 In this workshop students will be exploring methods for creating texture and experimenting with colour, tone and mark making. You will explore the use of watercolour, inks, acrylics, bleach and much more. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Painted Collage Tutor: Janis Fry Date: Saturday 4th Feb Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Be prepared for an inspirational day! Collage can be a very exciting process particularly when used in conjunction with painting to build a creative piece of work. Students will be exploring the use of texture and colour to create innovative, organic, experimental pieces of work using landscapes as inspiration. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Blind Embossing Tutor: Rachel Cadman Date: Saturday 11th Feb Cost: £ 75 p Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Blind embossing is a printmaking technique where a raised image or pattern is pushed into paper, usually with an etching press, to create beautiful relief prints. The plates can be made in a variety of ways, and we will experiment with some of the different effects that can be achieved to create your artwork. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Painting for the petrified! Tutor: Richard Box Date: Saturday 18th Feb Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Are you petrified of painting? Do you long to try watercolours but have been deterred by the myth that they are supposed to be ‘difficult’? Richard will dispel that myth and teach you, step by step, how to paint a simple still life in just one day! Suitable for beginners.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Seaside Cottages in watercolour Tutor: Howard Jones Date: Friday 24th Feb Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 1.30 - 4.30pm This lesson will be all about creating dynamics by using Contre Jour (or back-lit) lighting. Students will learn how to optimize the full range of colour and tonal effects for maximum impact. The techniques for mixing and applying the correct ratio of paint to water as well as possibly the most important technique of timing. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Vibrant Still Life in acrylics Tutor: Kip Kavallares Date: Saturday 25th Feb Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will look at various methods and techniques for creating a visually exciting and expressive response to the traditional still life topic. A lively, experimental workshop suitable for all abilities.

Title: Intro to Oil Painting in Miniature Tutor: Liz Hough Date: Friday 3rd Mar Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Historically, miniatures were gifted as tokens of loyalty and love. Their recent resurgence has brought about a modern miniature art movement. This introduction to oil painting in miniature will take inspiration from the landscapes of the Old Masters and is suitable for all abilities. Title: Mini Masters in Oils Tutor: Liz Hough Date: Saturday 4th Mar Cost: £ 80 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will get a more in depth understanding of the techniques required for creating their own oil paintings in miniature (no more than 5 inches wide), again taking inspiration from the Old Masters. Perfect for use in dolls houses, or for a great space saving way to display or gift your art! Suitable for all abilities. Title: Bluebell Woods in oils or acrylics Tutor: Colin Ross Jack Date: Saturday 11th Mar Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Always a popular subject with artists, spend a day painting a bluebell wood in either oils or acrylic, inviting a variety of techniques such as brush or palette knife, including Colin’s method of an acrylic under painting to establish tone before using colour. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Moonlit Landscape in watercolour Tutor: Catherine Beale Date: Saturday 18th Mar Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Combine “whooshing” washes and mysterious watermarks with juicy paint to form a moonlit landscape in this dreamy session. Drop watercolours separately onto rigid art board for semi-abstract scenery. Create deep tonal contrast without sacrificing rich colour by taking paint straight from the tube. Suitable for all abilities. Title: “To Bee or not to Bee” in mixed media Tutor: Alison Board Date: Friday 24th Mar Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 A sign of diligence and hard work, Ali uses the bee as a symbol for many of her projects and this workshop will see you filling a page with buzz and movement. Suitable for all abilities

Title: Chinese Lanterns in mixed media Tutor: Alison Board Date: Saturday 25th Mar Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 An experimental workshop, taking the simple shapes of the physalis and creating interesting textures in a variety of media. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Black Magic - charcoal workshop Tutor: Allison R Neal Date: Friday 14th Apr Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Charcoal is sometimes thought of as a rather crude and clumsy material that coats everything in black dust, but it is really the most subtle of drawing mediums. In this half day workshop, we’ll explore some of the beautiful possibilities of charcoal. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Finding new eyes, a new look at Landscape Tutor: Allison R Neal Date: Saturday 15th Apr Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop we’ll explore different approaches to the landscape and begin to find the freedom to work with feelings and emotions, with memory and history, to create the work that expresses what we really want to say. Students are free to work in their preferred medium. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Painting Skies in oils Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Friday 21st Apr Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 With a focus on painting skies, students will be concentrating on observation, colour mixing and application whilst also developing skills in the use of oil paints. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Visual Perspective in oils Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Saturday 22nd Apr Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will tackle the tricky subject of visual perspective in the landscape in oil paint. Including the elements of a big sky, distant hills and water in the foreground, you will learn techniques for effective composition as well as methods for creating depth and distance. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Mythological Portraits in acrylics Tutor: Janis Fry Date: Saturday 29th Apr Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 This workshop is about taking someone you know and turning them into who they could be! Does your true love remind you of Helen of Troy (the face that launched a thousand ships) or maybe Bluebeard? Come armed with images of your chosen person as well as some reference images of who they could be! Suitable for all abilities. Title: Painting Flowers in acrylics Tutor: Martin Truefitt-Baker Date: Friday 5th May Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 An introduction to painting flowers in acrylics including tips for how to mix and use those difficult natural greens and flower colours using acrylic paint. We will use a simple window mount technique, working from direct observation, to help us with composition and proportion. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Spring Flower Composition in acrylics Tutor: Martin Truefitt-Baker Date: Saturday 6th May Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Students will learn about making decisions to create an interesting composition and how to develop this into a finished work. Along the way we shall be developing a deeper understanding of how to mix and use those difficult natural colours in different shades and tones in order to give form and depth. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: St Mary’s Church in acrylic inks Tutor: Jude Lowery Date: Saturday 13th May Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this workshop students will be working step by step to create their own individual paintings of St Mary’s Church, Capel Y Ffin using acrylic inks. Including tips for composition, use of colour, creating depth and form and of course for working with this wonderful, vibrant medium. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Flooded Fields in watercolour Tutor: Peter Cronin Date: Friday 19th May Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Painting flooded fields and cows in watercolour. A half day workshop with Watercolour Challenge judge Peter Cronin, demonstrating how to represent flood water in a pastoral scene. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: How to Draw in a day! Tutor: Peter Cronin Date: Saturday 20th May Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 This workshop will equip you with the tools and methods required to render quick effective sketches of various landscape subjects. An incredibly important skill for any artist, sketching not only forms the basis of your artwork, it is also the best method for honing your observation skills. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Crickhowell Open Studios Date: Sat 27th - Mon 29th May Time: 10.00 - 16.00 FREE As long term participants, CRiC Open Studios is one of the highlights of our calendar each year. Come along and see the beautiful collection of artwork by Jantien Powell as well as the talented students and guest artists here at CCS. This is also the first opportunity to pick up a brand new programme of events at CCS. Of course there will also be home made cake and refreshments on offer too! We would love to see you. Title: Cheetahs in watercolour Tutor: Jake Winkle Date: Saturday 3rd Jun Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Learn to create the illusion of movement through simplified gestural watercolour painting with Jake Winkle. Emphasis is on mark making, clear fabulous colour and simplification. Tracing options will be available on the day. We will attempt to complete two paintings during the workshop. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Creating Dramatic Skies in acrylics Tutor: Mark Warner Date: Friday 9th Jun Cost: £ 55 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 Using dramatic skies in your landscape/seascape will add a sense of depth and perspective to the work. Within this session, you will experiment with different approaches to the layering of clouds and how they can create a feeling of distance within your work. Images will be supplied. Suitable for all abilities. Title: View of the Sugar Loaf in acrylics Tutor: Mark Warner Date: Saturday 10th Jun Cost: £ 85 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 For this workshop we will be creating a view of the iconic Welsh mountain, the Sugar Loaf, in acrylics. We will look at planning through quick compositional sketches and how it can inform the outcome as well as experimentation with colour and composition while examining the effects of light in the landscape. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Duck on the water in watercolour Tutor: Alison Board Date: Friday 23rd Jun Cost: £ 40 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 A serene subject, using watercolour to create a soft atmosphere yet with dramatic colours, negative shapes and lots of quirky character. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Dandelion in mixed media Tutor: Alison Board Date: Saturday 24th Jun Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 A real favourite of the artist, discover some exciting twists on how to render these ethereal seed heads using mixed media techniques. A fun and experimental workshop suitable for all abilities.

Title: Landscape in acrylics Tutor: Jantien Powell Date: 1st - 2nd Jul Cost: £ 150 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 In this weekend workshop students will be picking up tips for creating their own landscape painting in acrylics, including techniques for creating depth and distance, composition, colour use and application techniques such as splattering! Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Cottage in traditional pen & wash Tutor: Howard Jones Date: Friday 7th Jul Cost: £ 45 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 This lesson will be all about creating “The Line”. In this traditional style pen and wash tutorial the student will be shown how to apply two different types of ink. One from the liner pen and the other from the humble stick or garden twig, optimizing the full range of colour and tonal effects for maximum impact. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Abstract Art, how hard can it be? Tutor: Kip Kavallares Date: Saturday 8th Jul Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Kip looks at what makes a successful piece of abstract art, is it pure chance or can we apply general principles of art to produce a more coherent piece? A lively painting workshop exploring the concept of Abstract Art using acrylic paints and inks create your very own abstract painting. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Painting Skies in watercolour Tutor: Peter Cronin Date: Saturday 15th Jul Cost: £ 75 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Spend a day with Royal Society of Marine Artists member Peter Cronin painting big watercolour washes to produce skies of different moods such as cumulus clouds, rain clouds, dawn skies etc. and all in luminous clean watercolour. Suitable for all abilities. Title: Painting Techniques and Layering in acrylics Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Friday 21st Jul Cost: £ 35 pp Time: 13.30 - 16.30 In this workshop students will be experimenting with painting and layering techniques with acrylics for creating semi-abstract seascape paintings. Suitable for all abilities.

Title: Seascape in Oils Tutor: Feona Ness Date: Saturday 22nd Jul Cost: £ 65 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 Students will be using a combination of layering and washes to create an organic, fluid seascape in oils. Suitable for all abilities.


Workshops: Full day workshops :10am - 4pm Half day workshops : 1.30 - 4.30pm Title: Expressive Pastel Painting Week Tutor: Richard Suckling Date: 24th - 28th Jul Cost: £ 375 pp Time: 10.00 - 16.00 We will look at the many aspects of pastel painting during the week from sketching to plein air [weather dependent of course!] to larger studio works. Drawing, composition, value and of course colour will be covered during the course with the aim of making our pastels paintings more expressive and exciting. Suitable for all abilities.

Make a day of it with a Cwtch Cafe lunch! We are thrilled to be able to offer our students a range of delicious cold lunch options from the fantastic Cwtch Cafe in Abergavenny. Options will include a choice of sandwiches, salads and quiches plus a slice of home made cake and a cold drink as well! Lunches will be available to pre-order at £15 pp and will be delivered to you at the Studio on the morning of your class. Introductory offer: Any student booking a half day Friday workshop in conjunction with the following full day Saturday workshop will get a delicious lunch completely FREE of charge! Menu and full details available on booking.

Group Bookings & Social Events: We are very happy to offer group bookings for10 to 12 people at a 20% reduction in price (prices differ according to the tutor you would like to book). Delicious lunches from the Cwtch Cafe in Abergavenny can be pre-ordered at the reduced rate of £13 pp [further details available on request]. Choose one of the workshops from our programme (subject to availability) or we can arrange a date, tutor and topic specifically for your group. Please note that there will be a surcharge of £5 pp for any classes requiring a model. We also offer a half day workshop with Jantien Powell including refreshments (tea, coffee and home made cake) for groups of 10-12 people at a price of £30 pp. Add a Cwtch Cafe lunch for £13 pp. You are very welcome to stay and sketch or paint and make use of the Studio space until 4pm.

Flowers in mixed media workshop with Jantien Powell 2018


How to book: You can book your place on any class or event via our website: chapelcottagestudio.co.uk Simply click on the “Classes & Events” tab at the top of the home page and then select the type of class [e.g. weekly classes / workshops] to view the upcoming events. You do not need a PayPal account to book via our website, add your choice of classes to your shopping basket, follow the check out instructions and then choose “Pay with debit / credit card” when you are prompted to log into PayPal. If you prefer you can email or write to us including your name, contact details and the title of the class(es) that you wish to book. Please include your full payment with your booking. We can also take reservations and help you to book your class over the phone : 01873 840282 / 07935 934898.

Cancellations: If for any reason we have to cancel your booking, we will offer you a refund, a credit note or transfer your booking to another class of your choice (subject to availability). If for any reason you have to cancel your booking the policy is as follows: • •

Notification by email at least 2 weeks before the start of your class/event – refund issued. Notification by email less than 2 weeks before the start of your class/event – no refund issued

If we are able to fill your place with another paying student, we are very happy to offer you a refund regardless of when you cancel. Obviously the more notice we have, the easier it will be to fill your place. Please note that there is a £5 administration fee payable in respect of refunds. This is to cover the administration time required and will be deducted from your refund.

Covid 19: Following Wales’ move to “Alert Level 0” we have now returned to a more familiar class structure here at CCS, including the return to pre-covid class numbers (i.e. 12 students per class). Visitors are still encouraged to take regular Covid tests and anyone who is symptomatic, has tested positive, is awaiting a result or who has been asked to self-isolate is not permitted to enter CCS. Visitors are reminded to regularly wash/sanitise their hands and the Studio will be thoroughly cleaned once a week by a professional cleaning company as well as day to day cleaning carried out by Studio staff. Face masks are no longer a requirement, however anyone wishing to continue to wear a mask is very welcome to do so. Please read our full Covid 19 policy here: https://chapelcottagestudio.co.uk/covid-19-policy/

Please check our website for full policy details.


Where is Chapel Cottage Studio: In the little village of Llanddewi Rhydderch, just 4 miles outside of Abergavenny, off the B4598 to Raglan. Follow the brown signs to Chapel Cottage Studio (mileage indicated). We are a 10-15 minute drive from Abergavenny. Visit our website for maps and directions or find us on Google maps. Please feel free to get in touch for advice on which way to come. Tel: 01873 840282 / 07935 934898 E: info@chapelcottagestudio.co.uk W: chapelcottagestudio.co.uk

CCS Gift Vouchers: Gift Vouchers for Chapel Cottage Studio are available from just £10 and make a fantastic and versatile gift. The recipient is able to make their own choice from our year round programme of classes and events, ensuring that they get just what they were looking for! Available to purchase from our website: https://chapelcottagestudio.co.uk/product/ccsgift-vouchers/ Vouchers are valid for two years after the date of purchase - they cannot be redeemed for cash or refunded.