Painting Weekends

1. The Art of Portraiture

TobyPortraitYou are cordially invited to join us here at Uplands House for a weekend in November 2014, focussing on the Art of Portraiture.

Dates to be confirmed.

All Inclusive Room Rates
Four poster bedroom: 2 persons for 2 nights £680
Chinese Room:  2 persons for 2 nights £620
Tulip Room:  2 persons for 2 nights £600

To express interest and put your name on our list to hear first, once we have firm dates, contact us by  email or telephone 01295 678663

Susan Edwards BA will be providing a fascinating illustrated lecture giving a rare glimpse into some of the secrets of how a portrait is painted. As well as having 40 years’ experience as a commissioned painter, Susan also lectures in Art Appreciation on Continental Gallery Tours, and this lecture is designed to enrich and inform guests’ future gallery visits.

She will also give a demonstration with a sitter, showing the variety of techniques and methods she uses, and house guests this weekend will have the opportunity to ask about or commission portraits at significantly reduced fees.

The programme
The inclusive programme begins on Friday evening with Welcome Drinks and Introductory Lecture: ‘The Secrets of Portraiture’, followed by a four course dinner with a glass of wine.

On Saturday morning, coffee and biscuits will be served during the Portraiture Demonstration. One of our guests will have the opportunity to sit for the demonstration, and, as a reward for being a guinea pig, acquire a portrait worth £1995 for £350! A free afternoon follows, during which afternoon tea will be served.

Inclusive also is A Pre-dinner drink, dinner and a glass of wine, followed by Breakfast on Sunday morning. Extras may be provided but may be charged.

Special offer for weekend participants
Take advantage of Susan Edward’s exclusive Portrait offer.
A lasting gift for your grandchildren!
Save when you order 2 or more standard 22” x 18” oil portraits of your grandchildren!
Normal price £1995 each, 2 or more portraits ordered : £1595 each.

2. ‘Colour in Winter’ Watercolour weekend

venice-bridgeLearn to paint in Watercolour with painter Susan Edwards BA Hons

Beginners welcome.

Join us for a watercolour weekend at   Uplands House. Susan’s  expert ,relaxed and informal tuition, covering the basic techniques of watercolour painting, will ensure you achieve the sort of paintings you have always dreamed of being able to paint, in easy steps.

Susan is a qualified teacher and has a wealth of teaching experience at all levels, so whatever your abilities you can be sure of one to one relevant tuition in this small group.

The weekend will include 3 practical half day workshops, and an evening art appreciation lecture.

About the Artist:
Susan works in the traditional medium of Artist’s quality oil paints on Double Primed linen canvas. This ensures that under normal circumstances her portraits, (unlike 4 by 4 vehicles), will last for centuries and become part of a family’s inheritance. Within the last year Susan has exhibited, as a Provisional Member, with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries, London, and has recently been Artist in Residence on a World Cruise. She has taught and lectured in Universities, and public schools, and she has had an impressive list of clients.

Painting Weekends

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