Intimate Art Workshops | one to one  OR  one to two pupils

Jan Dagley Studio

Been thinking about it?  Like the idea of it?  Want to give it as a GIFT to someone else?  Well, now it’s time to do it…

This is a unique opportunity to study under Jan Dagley (MA Fine Art) – exhibiting artist with works in collections across Europe and Australasia.

Imagine it: A personalised, themed course (of 6), delivered to your skill level. 

You’ll work in a beautiful purpose-built art-studio, overlooking countryside in Esher, Surrey (free parking) where you’ll have the chance to:

  • RELEASE your creative potential
  • DISCOVER your own artistic voice
  • Develop a Completely NEW SKILL

And you’ll discover

  • How to use different mediums
  • A structured way to develop your work
  • Where you fit
  • A new perspective
  • How to present your work
  • The benefits of exploring a theme over an extended period
  • How to move towards abstraction (optional)

Classes include

  • acrylics and oils
  • opportunity for print-making

You’ll create

  • A portfolio of observations and studies
  • Final, carefully considered works which you can talk about and put in context
  • New friends

What to Bring

  • Sketchbook/notepad
  • Materials for either oils or acrylics (see below for further information)

When 

    • 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
    • Weekdays

Investment in your artistic development

  • £270 for a course of six classes

Themes
Themes include ‘Art and the Natural World’, ‘Inside looking out, outside looking in’ and ‘Marketplaces’.  Alternatively, students are free to develop their own topics.

Some of the topics under the overall theme include:

  • Relevant history and analysis of some key artists
  • Information gathering
  • Avoiding the cliché
  • Composition

  • Mark-making, monoprinting, rubbing
  • Appropriate use of photographic reference
  • Colour and texture
  • Moving from realism to abstraction (optional)

Testimonials
Christopher Sharpley, commented, ‘I really liked the course especially when Jan encouraged me to be more free with my painting and not be afraid to make changes.’ and his brother James said, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I will continue to work with oil paints as they are a joy to work with.’

Linda Hammick commented, ‘I spent a week with Jan on the Acrylic Course. She is a very talented and patient teacher with extensive knowledge in helping the beginner like myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the week and managed to produce some work to a far better standard than I expected with Jan’s guidance. I would recommend her to all prospective artists!’

Angie Brudenell said, ‘Jan has brought out the creative side of me again after all these years and I can’t wait for the next lesson to come round so I can get happily covered in paint from top to toe!’

The Choice Is Yours

W hile we will be experimenting with a variety of medium, students are asked to specialise in either oils or acrylics.  Below is a list of materials you will need to bring with you for whichever medium you choose. Alternatively, if you wish to underpaint with acrylics first, please bring both sets of materials.

  • If you are new to painting, speak with Jan and she will make recommendations for a Starter Packs
  • If you have existing works you want reviewing/analysing: Workshops can be arranged to suit your requirements, including tutorials where artists bring their work for discussion and analysis.

WANT MORE INFORMATION? Call Jan on 07949 203880 or email as below

BOOK NOW – you’ll love it: e: info@jandagley.co.uk | m: 07949 203880 or click here:  Contact/Booking form

The following is a selection of suggested materials for both Oils and Acrylics: 

Oils


Oil Colours
Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Violet, Black.

Make sure you have a large tube or jar of Titanium White. Daler-Rowney student colours are good paints and not too expensive. It is important not to scrimp with your use of paint so, if cost is an issue, stick to the student colours.

Supports (surfaces to paint on)
Three cotton or linen canvases with a smooth fine grain primed surface. Sizes: rectangular format minimum 16 inches x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm) up to max 30 inches x 20 inches (70 x 50 cm), square format minimum 16 inches x 16 inches (40 cm x 40 cm) up to max 30 inches x 30 inches (70 cm x 70cm).
Roll of 4 sheets of A3 120gsm or above cartridge paper.

Drawing boards and easels will be provided.


Accessories
Distilled turpentine
Liquin painting medium
Large bottle white spirit for cleaning brushes
Brushes – long-handled flat and round bristle brushes in range of sizes including 10, 8,6 and 4. Include decorators’ brushes of 1 inch and 2 inches. Also long-handled round synthetic brushes (sizes 4 and 2) for finer detail.
Palette. Can be a tear-off palette, wooden palette or square of hardboard primed with three coats of Linseed Oil. The larger the better.
Cranked handled palette knife, one approx 3 inches long and the other one inch long
Empty jam jars
A3 sketch pad
4b, 5b, 8b pencils
Pack of compressed charcoal
Putty rubber
Spray fixative (or hair spray)
Kitchen roll and cling film
Masking tape
Rags

Acrylics


Acrylic Colours
Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Crimson, Alizarin Crimson, Purple, Black.

(Make sure you have a large tube or jar of Titanium White. Daler-Rowney Systmem 3 is a good range for acrylics).

Supports (surfaces to paint on)
Three cotton or linen canvases with a smooth fine grain primed surface. Sizes: rectangular format minimum 16inches x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm) up to max 30inches x 20 inches (70 x 50 cm), square format minimum 16 inches x 16 inches (40 cm x 40 cm) up to max 30 inches x 30 inches (70 cm x 70cm).
Roll of 4 sheets of A3 120gsm or above cartridge paper

Drawing board and easels are provided.


Accessories
Long-handled flat and round acrylic synthetic brushes in range of sizes including 10, 8,6 and 4 and 2. Include decorators’ brushes of 1 inch and 2 inches.
Large tear-off palette or ‘stay wet palette’. The larger the better.
Cranked handled palette knife, one approx 3inches long and the other one inch long
Empty jam jars
A3 sketch pad
4b, 5b, 8b pencils
Pack of compressed charcoal
Putty Rubber
Spray fixative
Kitchen roll and cling film (if you don’t have a ‘stay wet’ palette)
Masking tape
Rags

NB: Please wear suitable clothing. It’s a messy business…

BOOK NOW – you’ll love it: e: info@jandagley.co.uk | m: 07949 203880 or click on the here:  Contact/Booking form