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Monday 10th July 2023 - Friday 14th July 2023

5 Day course

9:30am - 4:30pm each day

All materials and a daily light lunch provided


Do you get stuck in a rut with your art making?


Come and try new and experimental art materials and tools to free yourself up and get the joy back into your art making.


In this course you will learn:


  • To make your own brushes from natural materials outside
  • Create expressive mark making with your unique brushes
  • Make collage papers to use in your paintings
  • Personal colour palettes
  • Opacity and transparency of paint
  • Strong composition
  • The 3 stages of a painting; PLAY, EXPLORE and CLARIFY
  • Work in a series, not just one finished piece


Materials we will use:


Drawing materials; Graphite pencils and sticks, stabillo pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, inks, collage, heavy gel matte medium, acrylic paints


Tools we will use: brushes, palette knives, scrappers, straight edges, rollers, squeegies, stencils Collage papers, magazines, cartridge papers and primed thick card


Who is this course for?


All skill levels welcome. Whether you are new to art or simply want to free yourself up, please come along and simply enjoy the experience.


About Cecilia 


Celia is a full time artist and tutor. She has a Creative Arts degree from Nottingham University, an Advanced Diploma in Painting from Central School of Art (London), a Masters in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and a Further Education and Adults Teaching Certificate.


Exhibiting and teaching for many years, Celia’s work ranges from graphic illustration to the highly abstract, capturing the spontaneous and intuitive nature of living in the moment – a type of expressive freedom.


Her art is enriched with a deep appreciation for nature and landscapes, saying that “observational drawing and painting is the most effective and powerful way of deeply connecting to nature. It allows a process of slowing down, of appreciation and awe. It is soul nourishment.”


These days, you will find Celia working in her studio in the north of Scotland, teaching groups and individuals at local venues and exhibiting widely. She is also the Founding Director of Elemental Community Arts, having worked extensively with local schools and community groups in the Highlands and Moray.

5-Day: Expressive and Intuitive

  • PLEASE NOTE: All of our workshops require a minimum number of participants for them to run. Workshops may need to be canceled or postponed if numbers are not met.

    We fully understand the current financial climate and will be happy to discuss a payment plan for our 5-day workshops that will suit you. Contact for more information.

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