Marianne Ryan – Sketching Workshops

Saturday 12 June  3.30-5pm – FREE
Sunday 13 June 3.30-5pm – FREE
As an artist myself, passionate about drawing and painting, I love the gardens at Hellens Manor – their rich variety, endless views, beautiful flowers, wonderful and surprising vistas, lovely secret places… it’s the perfect environment for trying out paints and pastels, pencils and papers. During my free Garden Sketching Workshop, I’ll be passing on my tips for capturing colour, texture, detail and atmosphere – so come along and try it out for yourself!
Marianne is a popular and enthusiastic tutor with several years of teaching experience.
A passionate believer in the traditional skills of drawing and painting, she also likes to encourage students to ‘do their own thing’, whether they are beginners or old hands. Classes are lively and informative, with plenty of demonstration and lots of opportunity for you to experiment, learning or practising all sorts of ‘tricks of the trade’.
Marianne delights in passing on her extensive knowledge – from oil painting, and acrylics to charcoal and chalk, via inks, pastels, watercolour, felt tips, colour pencils, or mixed media. Having taught over 35 courses, she also has three Fine Art degrees as well as earlier informal art training.
Whether it’s portraits, still life, sketchbooks or imaginative drawing, landscape, life drawing, abstract art or illustration, Marianne will inspire you to think of yourself as an artist!
I’m also running two one-day sketching days in Hellens beautiful gardens:
Wednesday 23 June 10am-4pm
Wednesday 7 July    10am-4pm
Each day costs £25 per person. All welcome, no experience necessary.
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All materials and paper provided.