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Painting Workshops in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour

Learn to Paint, flowers, landscapes, people, pets and much much more

Here you will find my current schedule.  To book a workshop simply add to your cart and checkout.  A 50% deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance due two weeks in advance of the workshop date.  I regularly add new workshops as and when I paint them,  so remember to check back often. If you would like to receive an email notification of brand new workshops please sign up to my newsletter below.  Please remember ALL my studio workshops have limited availabilty and early booking is recommended.

Once you have booked your workshop, you can go to YOUR ACCOUNT  top right (by logging in with your email and chosen password) and you can see which classes you have booked on, and what payments are due against each class.

Whats Included in your workshop:

All materials are included with each workshop, as well as free flowing tea, coffee and biscuits but please bring your own apron, absorbent kitchen roll and packed lunch.  

You will also need:

A Watercolour pallet for all watercolour workshops

Stay wet pallet for all acrylic workshops

Container with lid to take home your paints with an oil painting workshop (optional)

£240.00
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Person/Pet or Wildlife Portrait Course - Oils. Jan 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 - Three Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on another of her exclusive PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT/WILDLIFE courses, to be spread over 3 consecutive days, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th January 2019.  Marion's portrait workshops are getting rave reviews at home in the UK & in the USA where she completed two 2018 back to back pet portrait seminars in Knoxville, Tennessee, resulting in a sellout return in April 2019. 

So why not come and join Marion in the lovely countryside setting that is MazArt Studio for her next portrait course? Students will work on their own personal choice of a portrait, or pet/wildlife portrait in oils & will need their OWN subject photo reference. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose a suitable photo. Also included is a FREE & complete set of Marion's portrait brushes (including the fabulous MazArt dome blender) to use on the course & to take home with your finished painting. You'll also receive free copies of Marion's PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT work books, full of hints, tips & useful colour swatches for achieving those difficult skin tones etc.

A maximum of 6 students attending will ensure you receive invaluable individual attention & is suitable for artists of varying abilities & experience.

£65.00
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The Winter Lodge - Oils.
Sat, 26 Jan 2019 - Extended One Day Workshop - 9.30am to 4.00pm/5.00pm

Join Marion on this amazing Winter Lodge landscape in oils, that's scheduled as an extended one day workshop. Marion has a lot to teach you on this to achieve the subdued background against the icy snow & that amazing pink, white heavy sky.  She'll show you how to get that depth within the painting by including the woodland backdrop.

A composition that'll need the students attention to detail throughout the day but whilst its a challenging composition, the finished painting is going to be very well worth it.

£120.00
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Last Tram to Verbano - Acrylic.
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 - Two Day Workshop - 9.30am - 3.30pm/4.00pm

Joim Marion for this enigmatic winter scene of people waiting for the last tram to Verbano. Painted in acrylic, Marion has chosen this scene for the vibrant colours of the tram, which work brilliantly against the murky sky & dirty snow laden ground. A really interesting composition to work with in acrylic, allowing students to capture all the fine details in just two days. 

£65.00
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Night Stalker - coloured pencil on black paper.
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 - One day workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Vic Bearcroft on his first MazArt Workshop of 2019. The 'Night Stalker' is Vic's latest offering of a badger created on black paper with coloured pencil. 'Another different workshop from Vic, again utilising coloured pencils, similar to that taught in 'Yanko Snow Leopard'. 

Working with coloured pencil is very different from using pastels & another technique for students to learn. This composition shows exactly how the subtle use of shape & colour can create the most wonderful freehand images. As usual you'll learn how to build the image of the badger & the many layers that are used to build shape & form, plus how to create the subtle foliage background that pushes the subject forward. 

Vic is an easygoing tutor & likes to have a laugh with his students, so whilst there's plenty to learn, its still done at everyones pace. I'd urge any artist who hasn't yet tried coloured pencil to come along & enjoy this. Suitable for artists of all abilities & beginners are very welcome. 

£65.00
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Teasing Georgia Roses Workshop - Oils.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - One day workshop - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on this beautiful delicate antique roses workshop, using a wet on wet oil painting technique. These pink roses are aptly named Teasing Georgia & came from Marion's own ref photos taken last summer at the gardens of Alnwick Castle. They boast the most gorgeous petals that are not only fullsome but require a subtle technique to get the shapes just right.

Marion has complimented the pink of the roses with an intriguing antique style backdrop. A challenging but rewarding day for students & just in time to be that  very unique Mothers Day gift !

£65.00
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The Summer Story - Oils
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 - One day workshop - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Spring is coming & what better way to get in the mood than joining Marion on this lovely summer canvas painted in oils. In this depiction of a girl reading a book, Marion will teach you how she created the central figure of the girl & set those wonderful summer colours into her canvas. The sun shimmers through everything & Marion has used some new techniques to create the vibrancy of the piece, especially on the girls skin. Why not let her show you how ? 

Suitable for artists of all abilities.

£55.00
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Hidden Stream - Oils.
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 - One day workshop - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join our friend & guest tutor David Wiles (Bob Ross Certified Instructor) for this lovely spring is around the corner 'Hidden Stream' in oils. This is a classic wet on wet oils landscape, ideal for the beginner, or those artists who haven't painted in awhile. David is a Lancashire based artist & well known for his ability to support & teach beginners. Coupled with his easy going sense of humour, he makes art great fun. You'll have a wonderful time creating this landscape & you'll be amazed at the results you'll achieve by the end of the day. 

 

£210.00
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MazArt Masterclass - The Chiaroscuro Skull - Oils.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 - Three Consecutive Thursdays - 9.30am - 3.30pm/4pm

Join Marion on this 3 day classic Masterclass workshop, to be painted over 3 consecutive Thursdays in March & April 2019. Starting Thursday 21st March, continuing on Thursday 28th March & concluding Thursday 4th April, 2019. Chosen for its dramatic lighting & chiaroscuro effect, particularly on the skull & its old master appeal, this composition is ideal for Marion to teach her burnt umber underpainting style on day 1 & students will be taught freehand. Followed by the introduction of the main colours in the blocking in phase on day 2. Day 3 will be all about the final details that will complete this work & bring it to life.

Please note the workshop illustration is a photograph, as Marion intends to paint this composition for the first time live with her students (as she did in 2018 with her Masterclass of flowers in a vase). They will see her work this challenging composition along with them, whilst coaching them through the experience. 

  

£120.00
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Kingfisher Dawn - Acrylic over Acrylic Ink
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 - Two Day Workshop - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on this incredible 2 day Kingfisher workshop in acrylic & acrylic inks. On Day one Marion will show you how to create an exciting background using fantastic layering techniques, beginning with an acrylic base & layering with acrylic inks which will shimmer - this section alone is sure to delight & insipre you to try these methods for your own project ideas.  In the afternoon of Day one Marion will continue with the blocking in of this stunning Kingfisher using washes of acrylic colour.  On the final day the focus will be bringing the bird to exquisite detail using opague paint & thin glazes to create luminosity in those beautiful feathers. This painting is very detailed & therefore is not suitable for the absolute beginner, it is advised that some painting experience is needed.

£385.00
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Pet & Wildlife Portrait 3 Day Workshop - Knoxville USA 26th-28th April 2019
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - Three consecutive days - 9am - 4pm

Marion is back in Knoxville, Tennessee in April 2019 for two more Pet & Wildlife Portrait Workshops spread over 3 consecutive days. This first workshop starts Friday 26th April & concludes Sunday 28th April 2019. The cost is $385 US dollars.

Marion's workshops are getting rave reviews, with artists recently travelling from Europe, Africa, Canada & the USA to attend her UK MazArt workshops, so this is a great chance for US based artists to join her nearer to home in Knoxville. Students will work on their own portrait over the 3 days & Marion will ensure you receive her personal & invaluable individual attention throughout. 

Suitable for artists who have experience of painting in oils, or acrylic. AND if you've purchased any of Marion's online classes, you'll be aware of her unique teaching skills. Included in the cost is a FREE & complete set of Marion's MazArt brushes to use on the course & to take home with your finished painting. To attend this event you'll be required to bring along your own desktop easel, canvas, apron & kitchen towel. A maximum of 15 places were made available & they've been snapped up. HOWEVER, A WAITING LIST IS AVAILABLE for you to record your interest.    

YOU CAN'T BOOK this through the MazArt website, ONLY through the Event Manager, our friend Mr. Buddy Person of Caryville, Tennessee & to reserve your place, or ask questions about this workshop, Buddy can be contacted via email......  wcp1947@gmail.com 

£385.00
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Pet & Wildlife Portrait 3 Day Workshop - Knoxville USA 29th April - 1st May 2019
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - Three Consecutive Days - 9am - 4pm

Marion is back in Knoxville, Tennessee in April 2019 for two more Pet & Wildlife Portrait Workshops spread over 3 consecutive days. This 2nd workshop starts Monday 29th April & concludes Sunday 1st May, 2019. The cost is $385 US dollars.

Marion's workshops are getting rave reviews, with artists recently travelling from Europe, Africa, Canada & the USA to attend her UK MazArt workshops, so this is a great chance for US based artists to join her nearer to home in Knoxville. Students will work on their own portrait over the 3 days & Marion will ensure you receive her personal & invaluable individual attention throughout. 

Suitable for artists who have experience of painting in oils, or acrylic. AND if you've purchased any of Marion's online classes, you'll be aware of her unique teaching skills. Included in the cost is a FREE & complete set of Marion's MazArt brushes to use on the course & to take home with your finished painting. To attend this event you'll be required to bring along your own desktop easel, canvas, apron & kitchen towel. A maximum of 15 places were made available & they've been snapped up. HOWEVER, A WAITING LIST IS AVAILABLE for you to record your interest.    

YOU CAN'T BOOK this through the MazArt website, ONLY through the Event Manager, our friend Mr. Buddy Person of Caryville, Tennessee & to reserve your place, or ask questions about this workshop, Buddy can be contacted via email......  wcp1947@gmail.com 

£65.00
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Swan Lake - Oils.
Sat, 18 May 2019 - Extended One day workshop - 9.30am to 4.00pm/5.00pm

Join Marion on this wonderful one day workshop of a beautiful swan with extended wings. Painted in oils, Marion will teach you how to attain that amazing plumage, using her well known 'flower stroke'. Then there's the movement of both the majestic swan & the water after making a successful landing !

There's going to be a lot to get through in just one day, so this workshop has been listed as an extended day to get everone through it. Marion's really excited to be offering this composition & even though its a challenge, its one not to be missed.

£55.00
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Under Pastel Skies - Oils
Sat, 25 May 2019 - One day workshop - 9.00am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join our friend & guest tutor David Wiles (Bob Ross Certified Instructor) for this atmospheric mountainscape in oils. Aptly named 'Under Pastel Skies' this is a classic wet on wet oils landscape, ideal for the beginner, or those artists who haven't painted in awhile. This composition is exciting in that it uses dramatic bold colours & will give students a better understanding of complimentary colours.

David is a Lancashire based artist & well known for his ability to support & teach beginners, especially so on such a great learning day as this. Coupled with his easy going sense of humour, he makes art great fun. You'll have a wonderful time creating this landscape & you'll be amazed at the results you'll achieve by the end of the day. 

 

£65.00
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The Flower Dance - Acrylic
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - One day workshop - 9.30am to 4.00/5.00pm

Join Marion on this spectacular summer meadow in acrylic. Titled 'The Flower Dance' it's a fantastic summer painting just right for a June workshop. This is all about layers & there's much fun to be had here with all that vibrant colour. It all starts with Marion teaching that atmospheric abstract background before building up the foreground grasses & those gorgeous meadow flowers.

Because you'll be using acrylic means it can be completed in one day, albeit an extended one. There's a lot to get through & Marion will show you how to push the background back just enough to showcase these dancing blooms. Marion had a fab time creating this workshop & for those lucky enough to get on it, they'll just love this one. 

£65.00
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Chestnut Blaze - Oils.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 - One day workshop - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on this exciting one day horse portrait study. Some of Marion's students are famiiar with her burnt umber underpainting style from attending her portrait courses but in this workshop Marion will be teaching you how to achieve dramatic results with that atmospheric underpainting & then also having some fun with the antique style background.

Once the details have taken shape, then you'll be introducing some well judged highlights that will absolutely transform the painting. A wonderful workshop that will help any artist wanting to develop their underpainting skills & showing to brilliant effect that less is sometimes more. 

£320.00
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MazArt Summer Seminar - Oils, Acrylic & Watercolour
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - Four Consecutive Days - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on this years Summer Seminar selection of 3 paintings over four consecutive days. From Monday 15th thru to Thursday 18th July, 2019. This year is a little different to last year, in that Marion is teaching all three of her staple paint mediums. Firstly, there's an oil painting of flowers with her 'Teasin Georgia' roses which uses some great ideas around antique backgrounds. Then there's a complete transformation of approach with her exciting 'Kingfisher Dawn' acrylic 2 day workshop that also uses acrylic inks. Last but not least is Marion's one day watercolour 'Flutter by Butterfly' where students will change gears yet again to create the beautiful butterfly watercolour set against its splashy loose background. 

A fantastically diverse week, where Marion will switch from one medium to another. A facinating, challenging & rewarding art journey for any student. 

£400.00
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MazArt Double Portrait/Pet Portrait Seminar - Oils
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - Five consecutive days - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on the 2019 DOUBLE PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT/WILDLIFE seminar, to be spread over 5 consecutive days, from Wednesday 31st July to Sunday 4th August 2019.  Marion's portrait workshops are getting rave reviews in the UK & the USA, where she completed two 2018 back to back pet portrait seminars in Knoxville, Tennessee, resulting in a sellout return in April 2019. 

So why not join Marion in the lovely countryside setting that is MazArt Studio? Students will work on their own personal choice of a portrait, or pet/wildlife portrait in oils & will need their OWN subject photo reference as well as some studies that Marion will provide. The week will consist of 1 Double portrait canvas, or 2 individual portraits. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose a suitable photo. Also included is a FREE & complete set of Marion's portrait brushes (including the fabulous MazArt dome blender) to use on the course & to take home with your finished painting. You'll also receive free copies of Marion's PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT work booklets, full of hints, tips & useful colour swatches for achieving those difficult skin tones etc.

A maximum of 6 students attending will ensure you receive invaluable individual attention & is suitable for artists of varying abilities & experience.

£240.00
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Person/Pet or Wildlife Portrait Course - Oils. Sept 2019
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - Three consecutive days - 9.30am to 3.30pm/4.00pm

Join Marion on another of her exclusive PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT/WILDLIFE courses, to be spread over 3 consecutive days, starting Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2019.  Marion's portrait workshops are getting rave reviews in the UK & the USA where she completed two 2018 back to back pet portrait seminars in Knoxville, Tennessee, resulting in a sellout return scheduled for April 2019. 

MazArt Studio sits in a lovely countryside setting & joining Marion here in her own personal studio is the ultimate MazArt vibe, as many travelling from around the world have experienced. Students will work on their own personal choice of a portrait, or pet/wildlife portrait in oils & will need their OWN subject photo reference. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose a suitable photo. Also included is a FREE & complete set of Marion's portrait brushes (including the fabulous MazArt dome blender) to use on the course & to take home with your finished painting. You'll also receive free copies of Marion's PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT work books, full of hints, tips & useful colour swatches for achieving those difficult skin tones etc.

A maximum of 6 students attending will ensure you receive invaluable individual attention & is suitable for artists of varying abilities & experience.

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