Introduction to landscape painting EN PLEIN AIR

Throughout August

1 day course



(Choose ONE from)

Tuesday: 10.00am - 1.00pm & 1.45pm - 4.15pm

Wednesday: 10.00am - 1.00pm & 1.45pm - 4.15pm

Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm & 1.45pm - 4.15pm


All classes are held 'plein air' in the Ribble Valley

If poor weather means we are unable to venture out, classes will be held at Bowland Atelier

Places limited to 4 students per class - early booking is advised


Using the picturesque Ribble Valley as your backdrop, students will learn the fundamentals of landscape painting en plein air.  Via an on-site demonstration from tutor Cassandra Batterby and practical exercises, you will explore the key principles of landscape painting: values, light, colour, perspective and composition.  Students will work in oil throughout the day, building towards a colour plein air oil study.

Using step-by-step exercises you will learn, in the same atelier tradition as 19th Century painters, how to observe and paint from life in oils. Students will receive clear, step-by-step instruction with plenty of individual critique.  You will finish the day with a greater knowledge of how to draw and paint landscapes, which you can then take away and use to inform your own artistic process.

The day is suited to all levels and abilities, and each student will be taught to his or her individual level.  The short course is informative and informal, and whilst the teaching is professional and the students will learn a lot, it is not an intimidating experience.  For the day each student will need to have a field easel, a small set of oil paints, brushes, palette and canvas boards.  We can give you advice and recommendations on what you will need.  Please note, lunch is not included, although the course will include a 45minutes lunch break for relaxation and fine conversation.

Course fee is £90 per student.  Maximum class size is limited to 4 students, to ensure a good teacher/student ratio.

Whilst it is not a requirement, we do recommend students undertake our 1 week 'fundamentals of drawing and painting from life' summer course, prior to the 'landscape painting en plein air' course.  To find out more about our summer 'fundamentals' course click here



£90* per student



 For further information and to book your place on the course

contact Cassandra Batterby or John Rotherham

Tel: 07736 540895 or email info@bowlandatelier.co.uk

*Payment in full is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable


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