This three day course begins with a tour of the Cut Flower Garden at Schumacher College (an on-site institution dedicated to delivering transformative learning through principles of sustainable living) and our beautiful Walled Garden, where you’ll select you favourite blooms for this fabulous painting course. We will be working in Studio 20 and also in a beautiful summer house location on the Dartington estate.
The workshop will start with you arranging some flowers into your favourite mug or jug to create your still life. Debbie will then guide you through the process – no experience is needed and flowers, tools and materials will be provided.
Working with the ancient medium of gesso, with which she primes her panels, Debbie will teach you her technique of building up layer upon layer of paint to create a wonderful luminosity and depth. She then scratches into and through the layers to emphasise form. By doing so she expresses subtle tonal and sculptural qualities.
You will take home your painting and your bunch of flowers.