Jurassic Studios
at 
The Durbeyfield
 

Jurassic Coast Studios at The Durbeyfield, on the beautiful West Bay, is the location for a range of art classes and all-inclusive residential art courses, tutored by local artists from the vibrant Bridport art community, as well as nationally-known artists. Join us at the picturesque West Bay, meet the artists and learn new skills. Go 

Current Classes

Abstract Landscape  Course with Louise Balaam
Wet Felting

LandscapePainting 

Course with

Louise Balaam
4th Oct-9th Oct 2020

An absorbing and engaging week with landscape artist Louise Balaam.

Who is Louise?

Louise is a member of the New English Art Club and of the Royal West of England Academy, and has a degree and a Masters qualification in Fine Art. She has work in many private collections and has shown in the Royal Academy Summer Show, the Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize, and the Discerning Eye

What will you be doing?

This course, for artists of all abilities, is designed to help you loosen up in your landscape painting, and to get energy and excitement into your work.

 

We’ll start by sketching and gathering information outside, then move to rapid oil sketches on paper and painting on panel or canvas. There will be a short demonstration by Louise and a teaching session on colour mixing, brushes and mediums etc, for those who would find that useful.

 

For most of the course students will work in a self-directed way, based on plenty of one-to-one tuition from Louise, enabling each person to find their own path. The emphasis throughout will be on working quickly and with energy, getting into the ‘artist’s zone’, and identifying the main visual ideas behind each person’s work. Examples of Louise’s work, sketchbooks and books about other artists will be available for reference and inspiration.

There will be an optional free afternoon for anyone who might want to explore the surrounding area. The week will finish with a group plenary session. 

 

What is included?

  • 5 days' tuition by Louise, including one-to-one teaching, practical help and discussions. Arrival day Sunday, 4th October 2020.
     

  • Accommodation from 04.10.20 for 6 nights, if people choose to stay during the weekend, additional pay for bed and breakfast only. Sunday night, 4th October 2020 free of charge.
     

  • Use of the art studio for painting with easels and some basic materials for 5 days, 2 extra days during the weekend for free
     

  • Breakfast, snack, teas, coffees, lunch, dinner with some wine, bar will be open for additional drinks throughout the week. Delicious unique menu  for the week will be created together with Klin Klan and Sladers Yard chef (next door, fantastic place for exhibitions, attracts Royal Academicians- google it)

Choose your package: 

  • Room 1 £1010 for one artist (Double room- Shared bathroom)
    - £250 extra for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £1010 each, If two artists sharing the room (double bed)
    - Weekend accommodation: £50 per night for one person and £85 for two

 

  • Room 2 £1275 for one artist (Double room with en suite bath)
    - No charge for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the double bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £95 per night

  • Room 4 £1350 for one artist (One double and one single bed with en suite)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for one extra artist sharing the room (up to two extra artists)
    - Weekend accommodation: £110 per night
     

  • Room 5 £1010 for one artist (Twin room - Shared bathroom)
    - £250 extra for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £1010 each, If two artists sharing the room (two single beds)
    - Weekend accommodation: £50 per night for one person and £85 for two
     

  • Room 6 £1325 for one artist (Deluxe double room with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the double bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night
     

  • Room 8 £1325 for one artist (Twin room with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the room (two single beds)
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night
     

  • Room 9 £1325 for one artist (King size bed with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the king size bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night

4th-9th October 2020

Wet Felting Textile workshop

Dates: Fridays- we still have spaces for 30 November 2019

NOTE: Please see about the past courses here Please fill in the form below or email info@thedurbeyfield.co.uk to enquire about availability.
 

During this workshop you will design and create a handmade felt wall hanging, using wool, silks and fine threads, by layering and then felting the fibres together.  All  felting materials and equipment will be provided.

 

You can pre- book lunch. We have a free house for drinks, including speciality teas. We have lovely Thai food. You can book rooms and stay over the weekend, exploring beautiful Jurassic Coast: www.thedurbeyfield.co.uk

 

Lizzy James is a local artist working with fibres and  textiles, alongside making meticulous pencil drawings. Lace like threads, friction and water are the components of her textiles, which reflect her love of the local environment'.

 

Lizzy has worked in construction and design and has been exhibiting her work over the last ten years, including being selected for  the Marshwood Vale and Evolver awards.'

£50 per whole day, including all materials and tuition. To enquire about spaces, please fill in the form below or email us at info@thedurbeyfield.co.uk

 

CONTACT US

Tel: 01308 423307

    07788 720390

Durbeyfield Guest House, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4EL

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