Imaginative Watercolour Workshop
Sunday October 27th 2019
10.30 - 4 pm at the Wild Goose Space, St. Werburgh’s, Bristol.
Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.
£60 (or £50 supported rate). All art materials included.
Email/Message me to register your interest or to book.
Unlock your creativity! Join award winning artist and qualified teacher, Emma Burleigh, for a day of exploration and playful painting.
Find new ways to loosen up with the exquisite medium of watercolour through fun and supportive exercises.
No need to have any experience, ‘talent’ or imaginative ideas on arrival…all that you need is a willingness to engage with the exercises in our safe and non judgemental environment.
Imaginative Watercolour Workshop, 27th October 2019, continued:
Develop confidence to paint more expressively and intuitively.
Give yourself permission to enjoy the unexpected, to have fun and to make 'mistakes'.
Learn or refresh your watercolour skills with guidance on how to paint washes, wet in wet, and glazes.
Feel supported to try out fresh and imaginative ways to express your memories, moods, dreams and ideas in this luminous medium.
Suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists looking to relax, shake up and get playful with their watercolour practice.
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Saturday 23 November, 10.30am - 4.30pm, and Sunday 24 November, 11am - 4pm
Explore the interplay of word and image while exploring narrative, and teasing out your own personal stories. Draw on myth, folk tale, poems and life experience for inspiration. By the end of the course you will have completed your own graphic short story in inks, paints, pencils or another media of your choice. There will be opportunities for people to work on their own ongoing project or to come completely fresh at beginner level.
Art is "creating something from a feeling within" (Nitin Sawnhey)
I love to share my practice and you can find me teaching classes and workshops around the city.
I run courses at the Royal West Academy in Bristol with a focus on mindfulness, creativity and self-expression.
I’m also available for private workshops and regularly deliver my classes to schools, businesses and community groups.
And to learn traditional drawing and painting skills you could come to my classes at Love Art in Winterbourne.
I have a PGCE in Art and Design from Oxford Brookes University and over a decade of experience teaching Art at GCSE, A level and Key stage three. For several years I was the Head of Art at Didcot Girls' School and Fine Art course Leader for A level at Didcot Sixth Forms in Oxfordshire.
I offer workshops to businesses, schools, community groups, museums, festivals and other bodies. Recent clients include Red Bull, Ovo Energy and Space for Soul. I have a flexible approach and regularly work with folks of all ages from under 8 to over 80, including in family & mixed generational groups.
Workshops can be tailored to your interests and needs, so contact me to discuss your ideas, but I specialise in drawing, painting in watercolour, and mixed media (acrylic inks, collage, brusho, gouache, charcoal and more). Themes I offer include:
Workshops can be built around just about any theme to suit you and can be tied in with a curriculum or business based theme...from creative problem solving and mindful self-resourcing workshops to an exploration of our world, be that plants, trees, birds, insects, wildlife, architecture, dreams, landscape, figures, life stories, portraiture or whatever you have in mind. I also teach life drawing workshops.
I can tutor you or your child to work towards raising your grade at Art GCSE or A Level, or to develop a portfolio for applying to Art College. I'm familiar with most Art and Design, Fine Art and other Art related exam courses and boards, and I work as a moderator for one of the largest GCSE exam boards. I particularly relish helping students to sort out their coursework and liven up their sketchbooks!
I also offer mentoring and tuition for artists and would-be-artists, so get in touch whether you are a beginner looking for help getting started or an experienced artist who needs a bit of support getting through a creative block or a challenging project.
My fees for tutoring are now £50 for 1 hour, £65 for 1.5 hours, and £80 for 2 hours. A 3 hour session is £105. I can tutor you in pairs or small groups.
I can travel to you if you live within 5 miles of Bristol. All basic Art materials are included and I am DBS checked.
Emma has been my art tutor for the past year. During this time she has nurtured my fragile confidence and enabled it to evolve into my own artistic voice, allowing me to find my full expression whilst also helping me to stay grounded in basic technique and method. Throughout this time she has been patient, kind and encouraging. She has overseen my transition from drawing to working with colour/paints and clearly has a great depth of experience and knowledge in the use of both. Emma has challenged me where I’ve needed it but has always remained supportive when I found myself frustrated with my own abilities. She has been very helpful in developing my sense of experimentation whilst at the same time continually suggesting other artists that I might learn from. Emma has always been happy to answer my constant questions and we have had many inspiring discussions about art, artists and the artistic process. At the end of the year I felt I had enough confidence to apply for a BA in Art, much of this attributable to Emma's support. I would therefore highly recommend her as a private tutor.
Emma has been tutoring my 11 year old daughter for a little while now. She has a lovely gentle manner and is clearly a very talented artist herself. My daughter regularly asks me when she will have another lesson with Emma, which can only be testament to what a great teacher she is!
Mrs. Rebecca Channock
I really enjoyed learning Art from Emma. She is gentle and patient in her teaching approach and very encouraging. She taught me important foundation principles and techniques which helped me develop my skills and enabled me to better address some of the technical elements of painting and drawing. She has a wonderful way of working and relating to colour which I found really inspiring. She has also helped me feel more confident in my own work and creativity. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
Feedback from my recent course, “Create a Graphic Short Story”, at the Royal West Academy in Bristol:
“Incredibly well structured and stimulating. Packed with fun activities and 'own project time'.”
“The exercises were really very helpful for developing ideas. Good balance of exercises and focused time on a particular story.”
“Great exercises – really stimulated my creativity.”
The teacher was “patient, understanding, warm about showing us how to do things, open to all ideas and approaches. Well paced over the 2 days.”
“Lovely tutor – friendly, expert, helpful, enthusiastic.”
“Emma was so inspiring, really well organised, really varied activities. So well paced and encouraging.”
“Fabulous. Emma is well organised and had loads of great ideas.
“Lots of fun, and inspiring. BEST art workshop I've ever done. ( I have done a lot.)”
Comments from participants at my recent course "Art for the Afraid: A course in Mindful Drawing":
"A very enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful journey to becoming/discovering the artist within, Changing perceptions and gathering skills"
"A very enjoyable course - my confidence in my drawing skills has grown over the weeks. Looking forward to more courses!"
"My fear upon finishing the course was that I would still feel just as rubbish (about my ability to draw) as when I started: I can proudly say I have done the best drawing of a sheep and of a hand that I could ever imagine!"
"Lovely atmosphere and great support!"
Feedback from participants at my last course on "Exploring Colour":
"Great workshop. I really enjoyed learning about art and exploring with a paintbrush again, something I've not done since primary school!"
"Life doesn't have edges. It's blurry. Exploring colour helps you feel comfortable with this."
"I am as a result of the class more relaxed, feeling more in tune with my creativity, and more confident about creating. Brilliant."
https://www.facebook.com/emmaburleighartist to hear about all my upcoming art workshops.
http://www.rwa.org.uk/artists/emma-burleigh for news of classes I'm teaching at the Royal West Academy in Bristol.
http://www.loveartclasses.co.uk for info and to book onto my courses & workshops at ‘Love Art’ School in Winterbourne (these classes are more traditional and aim to teach skills, offer chances to try out new techniques and media, connect with others and develop confidence.)