In-person Painting Workshops 2021

..updated 7/09/21

Kate runs private, in-person ,painting workshops in Colvend in the beautiful coastal region of Southwest Scotland.(Just 1 hour from Carlisle). She has 25 years of tutoring experience and in the past has worked for art colleges, painting holiday specialists Authentic Adventures, Solo Holidays and P&O Cruises.

Please see below for all workshops..
I teach a variety of media and subject matter ,if nothing suits at the moment why not sign up to my newsletter by using my contact page or texting me your email address on 07761183908
I also occasionally offer private tuition in my studio..please make contact to discuss.Guide price £250 per day for 1 to 1 tuition, or £300 per day for 2 to 1 .

Read some of the recommendations from Kate’s students

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Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my two days with you at the workshop. We did all work hard, there wasn’t much chatter was there we were so engrossed! But the class folk were friendly, and how lucky they are these locals to have you on their doorstep for ‘ lessons ‘ !!
My thanks again for a very informative and constructive two sessions. I learnt a lot, let’s hope I can remember it all !!

Jean


 

WORKSHOPS  2021

Please ask for accommodation advice where needed.


 

watercolour painting for beginners
Yellow Iris.Oil on Panel.470mm x 470mm.Frame 500x500mm.£1450

 

Saturday 30th October 2021-      4 Places remaining

Complete Beginners -Drawing and watercolours

 Taking the Mystery out of Drawing and Watercolour Painting

If you know nothing about drawing or watercolours but would love to know more then this relaxed and informative day is a great starting point for you to get to grips with it all.
All materials provided and with plenty of demonstrations and step by step instructions you cannot fail to fall in love with this fantastic medium.
The workshop will initially concentrate on basic drawing skills, materials, colour theory and colour mixing, not forgetting brush technique and brush control. We will move swiftly on to practical exercises to help you learn quickly and effectively the skills you need to advance to a painting. For those wishing to progress towards a simple landscape ‘painting’, Kate will demonstrate by a follow -me type demonstration to help you gain confidence in your newly acquired skills
These introductory days can be followed up with further sessions to help you gain confidence and build on the skills you have learnt and apply your new skills to a wealth of subject matter.
£95.  inc all Materials and refreshments .Bring a packed lunch.

Venue- Colvend Village Hall,Colvend,Dumfries and Galloway.

 
Sunny Monday.27x17cm.Frame 36x26cm.Oil on panel.£395
Kate Bentley.Calm before the storm.Kelly Hall Tarn towards Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.Oil on board.40x40cm.£995

 

Saturday 20th November 2021-Places available

A Taste of Acrylics… for Absolute Beginners

Acrylics are seen as an attractive and easy medium for the amateur painter. However, Kate firmly believes that you still need a good foundation course into the basic essentials and skills required to use this diverse medium to its limits ..whilst still having fun of course!

  • The workshop will initially concentrate on materials and medium usage , not forgetting brush and palette knife technique. We will move swiftly on to practical exercises to help you learn quickly and effectively the skills you need to advance to a painting.
  • These skills are also transferable to those interested in progressing into oil paint in the future.
These introductory days can be followed up with further sessions to help you gain confidence and build on the skills you have learnt and apply your new skills to a wealth of subject matter.
£95.  inc all Materials and refreshments .Bring a packed lunch.

Venue- Colvend Village Hall,Colvend,Dumfries and Galloway.

 

Workshop Venue

Courses commence at 10am and finish at 4pm.

Colvend Public Hall,Colvend,Kirkcudbrightshire.Scotland .DG5 4QD

Please ask for accomodation advice

Why not make a holiday of it and stay a few more days in this lovely lodge   https://birchlea-kippford.co.uk/
 
 

Feedback from Kate’s last workshop
April 2019

Inspirational

“Just returned from Kate’s latest workshop which has been most inspirational leaving me wanting to paint with so many more different techniques and ideas. Can’t wait for the next one!!” – Roger

Very informative

“Kate’s weekend workshops are always very informative and effective, her informal communication ensures attendees can implement her lessons easily. I would highly recommend her workshops to any painter who wants to improve and expand their techniques’ – Mike

I learnt a lot

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my two days with you on the workshop . We did all work hard , there wasn’t much chatter was there we were so engrossed! But the class folk were friendly, and how lucky they are these locals to have you on their doorstep for lessons!!
My thanks again for a very informative and constructive two sessions, I learnt a lot. Let’s hope I can remember it all!” – Jean

So many new techniques

I was looking to learn from an artist to whose work I could directly relate and I had spent a while searching online. I took advantage of a last minute cancellation opportunity on an acrylics course with Kate. Acrylics had never been my first choice of medium, in-fact I hadn’t used them until two weeks before the course. I didn’t master acrylics in two days, but I learnt a lot about how to improve my landscape painting.

I was exposed to so many new techniques, which I have been practicing and enjoying at home. The venue makes a great studio for course participants. I’m just disappointed that I am unable to attend the next course. – Keith

How to Book

  • Contact – First make contact with Kate for courses to ensure there is a vacancy.
  • Form – Secondly, please download and fill out the booking form or ask me to email/post it to you and return asap with a cheque to the address on the form.
  • Equipment – Can also be hired .

Download the Booking Form (Word file)