Sue Lewington workshops
Sue Lewington is an accomplished exhibiting artist and workshop leader. She is particularly well known for her published series of sketchbooks of Cornwall and has led sketchbook days at Trelissick for several years.
Sue will introduce different media and various approaches to work. Although workshops are based in the Courtyard room, they may include a working outdoors element where applicable, drawing or painting around the stunning scenery of Trelissick garden. As some of the day could be spent working out of doors, please make sure that you have appropriate footwear plus suitable clothing to keep you comfortable, warm and dry. Suncream would be a good idea. A portable stool or chair would be useful as you could be moving between sketching sites.
Confident Beginnings in Drawing
Sunday 15 July
Working with artist and experienced team leader Sue Lewington, learn techniques to lay the foundations for a successful drawing or sketch.
Confident First Steps with Watercolour
Sunday 22 July
Experiment with Sue, and learn some techniques to help you get the best from your introduction to watercolour.
Taking That Second Step with Watercolour
Sunday 29 July
Improve the quality of your watercolours with the help of Sue’s technical experience and know-how, as you explore more advanced methods with watercolour.
Buildings and Walls
Sunday 5 August
Explore new techniques that help you improve buildings and walls in your paintings.
Catching the Moment in Lightning Sketches
Sunday 12 August
Catch the moment. Enliven your work by adding an element of freedom with rapid sketching.
Shadow and Light
Sunday 2 September
Explore the powerful dynamism that experimenting with light and shade bring to your work.
Words and Pictures
Sunday 16 September
How to use simple text to create a narrative in and around your pictures.
Please bring with you your materials for the day. Sue suggests such things as pencils, rubbers, pens, pastels, watercolours or watercolour pencils, watercolour sketchbook (Sue suggests A4 size), cartridge paper sketchbooks and scissors. If you need further assistance in choosing materials Sue will be happy to provide advice beforehand through the Gallery. Some specialist materials will be available on the day for a small additional fee (£3 - £5).
You might choose to bring a packed lunch, although refreshments are available in the Courtyard (self service, light snacks and meals) or the Barn Restaurant is open on Sundays (waitress service- booking advisable Tel: 01872 863486).
Please meet outside the National Trust Gallery at Trelissick.
The tuition fee per day is £30 (non refundable), and there may be an additional charge of between £3 - £5 on the day for materials used.
Sue’s workshops are very popular and numbers are limited so please book in advance.
If you would like to book a place please call Trelissick Gallery on 01872 861039.