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Spring Landscape Art Workshop

Join Ox Yard artist Shirley Kirkcaldy for a full day workshop for those with some painting experience.

  • Booking essential

In this full day workshop we will use expressive painting techniques to paint a Spring Landscape, creating layers and depth, developing a Spring colour palette and experimenting with a variety of mark making. You will have the choice to work in Acrylics or Oils [solvent free only] and encouraged to explore other media such as charcoal, inks and pastels.

Begin the day by gathering reference material in the grounds of Buckland Abbey, then, following a brief demonstration and completing some compositional exercises, you will begin work on your own painting.

Whilst not a beginner’s workshop it will suit most abilities, including those who wish to move away from detailed work towards a more expressive way of working.

What will you learn?

• Gain an understanding of expressive painting techniques • Loosen up your approach • Explore the possibilities of different media • Gain confidence in mark making and colour mixing a Spring palette


• One full day of tuition • Maximum 6 participants • Paper for exercises included and use of charcoal, inks and pastels • Free-flowing refreshments • Friendly, relaxed environment • Individual guided support



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £90.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


This event is not suitable for children

Meeting point

In the school room next to Visitor Welcome.

What to bring and wear

Please bring an apron or wear old clothes as paints can get messy.


There is an accessible route to the school room.

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