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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)

£60.00
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5 out of 9 Places Remaining
Monochrome Mountain - Oils
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 - One Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on this amazing landscape oils workshop. Monochrome Mountain is painted on canvas/board and though based on a classical Bob Ross landscape painting, Marion has brought her own techniques to this challenging but very rewarding depiction of a snowclad mountain scene. 

Marion will teach you how to create the atmospherically heavy sky, set against the foreboding mountain backdrop by applying oils to a dry canvas, which allows the student to include finer details. Whilst the star of the show is the mountain, its framed by the forest & the snowy lake in the foreground. All elements that cleverly add to the depth of the painting, which would otherwise look flat.

A challenging but enjoyable day that is suitable for artists of all abilities, including enthusiastic beginner students.  

£240.00
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Person/Pet or wildlife Portrait Course June 2018
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - Three consecutive days - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on another of her exclusive PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT/WILDLIFE courses, which will be spread over 3 consecutive days, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2018. 

The numbers have been reduced to a limit of 6 to enable Marion to give that extra individual tuition to each student, to encourage a more advanced finished tuition piece. 

Marion's portrait commissions are getting rave reviews worldwide and she's just made a 2018 commitment to teaching her techniques in the USA. So why not come and join her here in Cheshire UK, in the peaceful countryside setting that is MazArt Studio? Students will work on their own personal choice of a portrait, or pet/wildlife portrait in oils and will need their OWN subject photo reference. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose a suitable photo for this course. 

Also included is a FREE & complete set of Marion's portrait brushes (including the fabulous MazArt dome blender) to use on the course and to take home with your finished painting. Youll also receive MazArt's FREE PORTRAIT, or PET PORTRAIT WORK BOOKLET, full of hints, tips and useful colour swatches for achieving those difficult skin tones etc.

A maximum of 6 students attending will ensure you receive invaluable individual attention and is suitable for artists of all abilities, including enthusiastic beginners.

£65.00
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Vic Bearcrofts Willow the Cheetah Cub - Pastels on Velour
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - One Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Vic Bearcroft on his wildlife pastel workshop appropriately titled 'Willow' the cheetah cub, depicting the profile head of a cheetah on velour paper. Willow was recently one of the stars on BBC's 'Big Cats About The House' & Vic is wanting to bring this close up portrait to MazArt so he can illustrate how to create the close up emphasis of the cheetah fur & the gorgeous nature of the eyes. Vic is a master at creating wildlife subjects and is continually increasing his volume of work in this area. 

Working with pastels is very different and a wonderful skill for students to learn and gives grounding on how the subtle use of shape and colour can create wonderful freehand images. As usual you'll learn how to build the image of the cheetah's head and the many layers that are used to build shape and form, plus how to create subtle backgrounds that push the subject forward.

Vic is a great tutor and 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 pastels to come along and enjoy this, or any one of Vics workshops at MazArt. Suitable for artists of all abilities and beginners are very welcome. 

£400.00
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Mazart Double Portrait Summer Seminar - Oils
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - Five Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on this five-day portrait course and paint TWO portraits of your choice.  Choose to paint either TWO 18x14 head & Shoulder style portraits - or ONE double portrait on a single 16x20 Canvas.   This course is ideal for anyone wishing to study the portrait technique (or pet portrait) in great depth, or paint a double portrait on one canvas (as shown).  It is also perfect for anyone who has a long way to travel and would like to stay in local hotels whilst enjoying a full intense week of painting.  Marion is regularly messaged by long-distance students (inc overseas) about how frustrating it is for them to have the online materials BUT not personally experience Mazart Studio first hand, so the Seminar-Workshop offers them the opportunity of coming for longer & benefitting first hand from Marion's portrait teaching methods. 

Marion's portrait commissions are getting rave reviews & she's teaching to sellout groups of her students in the USA this April 2018. So why not come & join her here in the UK, in the peaceful setting that is MazArt Studio? Students will work on their own personal choice of portraits, or pet/wildlife portraits in oils & will need their OWN subject photo references. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose suitable photos for this course. 

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 will also receive MazArts FREE PORTRAIT or PET PORTRAIT WORK BOOKLET, 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 all abilities, including the enthusiastic beginner artist. 

£320.00
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MazArt Flowers, Sea & Landscape Summer Seminar - Oils
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - Four Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on this four day workshop consisting of 3 paintings. Appropriately called the MazArt Summer Seminar, Marion is excited to teach three of her established back to back art works on this intensive but exciting four day extravaganza. The sequence will consist of the Golden Sands seascape, Just Joey roses & finishing off with her Evening Shadows landscape. Marion has introduced this workshop for those travelling from farther afield, who have difficulty in reaching MazArt Studio. The Seminar Workshop offers them the alternative of coming for longer & completing a varied but rewarding body of work. 

Marion will start by teaching how to utilise an acrylic underpainting in burnt umber before oil glazing in the seascape colour details on day two. Day 3 & 4 will consist of 1 day each for the flower & landscape. Just Joey will be painted in oils & is a testing flower painting which will teach the student alot about the brushstrokes required to create the petals. On Evening Shadows, Marion will teach how to create the wonderful depth in the sky & the heavy shadows with an acrylic underpainting, before adding the fine details in oils. All three paintings will be completed in oils. 

Suitable for artists of all abilities & enthusiastic beginners are very welcome.

 

£210.00
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Masterclass Sunflowers In A Clay Vase - Oils
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - Three Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on another of her 2018 Masterclass series. These masterclasses are different because youll firstly be learning to draw your composition with a brush freehand. During this intensive three day workshop, day one will begin by toning the canvas with a wash of oils and using a bristle filbert brush the student will be encouraged to draw and sculpt this still life using both line and tonal volume. By the end of day one each student will have a freehand underpainting using only burnt umber. 

On Day two the first colour layers will be introduced. This blocking in phase can be daunting but with your tonal sketch fully dried (fast dry medium is used) the student is encouraged to use this initial stage as a "Map" for this second layer.  Day three brings about the final details and the elements of sparkle and shine that really make a painting come to life.   

Please note this is a freehand workshop and it is suitable for artists of all abilities, including enthusiastic beginners.

£240.00
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Person/Pet or Wildlife Portrait Course September 2018
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - Three consecutive days - 10am - 4pm

Join Marion on another of her exclusive PORTRAIT & PET PORTRAIT/WILDLIFE courses, which will be spread over 3 consecutive days, from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2018. 

The numbers have been reduced to a limit of 6 to enable Marion to give that extra individual tuition to each student, to encourage a more advanced finished tuition piece. 

Marion's portrait commissions are getting rave reviews worldwide and because of that demand she's now as of 2018, regularly teaching her techniques in the USA. So why not come and join her here in Cheshire UK, in the peaceful countryside setting that is MazArt Studio? Students will work on their own personal choice of a portrait, or pet/wildlife portrait in oils and will need their OWN subject photo reference. Once you've booked, Marion will provide an info pack on how to choose a suitable photo for this course. 

Also included is a FREE and complete set of Marion's portrait brushes (including the fabulous MazArt dome blender) to use on the course and to take home with your finished painting. Youll also receive MazArt's FREE PORTRAIT, or PET PORTRAIT WORK BOOKLET, full of hints, tips and 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 all abilities, including enthusiastic beginners.

£120.00
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8 out of 9 Places Remaining
Winter in Astbury - Watercolour
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - Two Day Workshop - 10am - 4pm/5pm 2nd day later finish

Join Marion on her Winter at Astbury watercolour. Marion has used her own reference photo of a beautiful cottage in local Cheshire and converted a summer image into this amazing winter scene. This is already wowing her students as an online workshop and last time it was held at MazArt Studio it was a sell out. 

During this 2 day workshop youll learn how to retain the white of the painting by using masking fluid and creating the atmospheric sky by allowing the colours to bleed into one another. Marion will teach you how to use water in varying amounts to paint the detailing of the cottage and foreground. This is a technical and detailed watercolour and this makes for a rewarding but testing two day workshop.

Suitable for artists of all abilities and beginners are very welcome.

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