The Venetian School of Painting | 31st August 2019


Tutor: Patrick Smith BA (Hons) P.C.E.T/PGCE 

Course Content

Learn and experience a one day taster session of painting like the old masters. 
You will learn how to prepare a panel, lay a prime or ground layer,  draw freely from the still life set up provided in charcoal,  working tonally prepare and lay down a grisaille then - using glazing medium and technique - work in layers to build up tone and hue.

Who is this Venetian School of Painting for? 

This is a workshop suitable for all levels of experience.


What will I be doing? 

You will learn how to prepare a board to work onto, using a wet palette, drawing from life, composition, optical colour mixing and many other techniques on the day. 

This is a very traditional process, so can be time consuming. However the rewards will greatly enhance your understanding of how paint and colour works and can be exploited. It promises to be a rewarding and relaxing day.  


Materials & Equipment

You will need to bring acrylic paints (galleria or above in quality), your art box with brushes etc, painting shirt. 
Painting panels will be provided. 


Your Tutor


Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops:

Important Details

10am-4pm. Group size is limited to 10 people, to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session. Please arrive for the first session at 09:45 for a cup of tea or coffee and introductions. The workshop will finish 16.00, but please note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).


All classes take place at 2shedstudios, Broughton, Malton, YO17 6QG. Parking is available at the studio

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