Plein Air Landscape & Cityscape Workshops

Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield 2020

Northern Realist Plein Air Workshop at Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield

24th April | 29th May| 26th June | 24th July |28th August|25th September

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and learn Plein-Air Painting this series of workshops will guide you through everything you need to know.

This year the workshops are themed to guide you through essential topics, work your way through all six or pick the workshops you want to develop your skills.

  • April 24th 2020: Sky & Clouds
  • May 29th 2020: Tone & Contour
  • June 26th 2020: Distance & Aerial Perspective
  • July 24th 2020: Texture & Detail
  • August 28th 2020: Features of the Landscape
  • September 25th 2020: Composition

Set in Tegg’s Nose country park nestled in the hills of East Cheshire, the rugged, picturesque landscape offers a fantastic location for painting. It boasts stunning views of the Peak District, Macclesfield Forest and a commanding view of the Cheshire Plain. The contrast of pastoral and ex-industrial landscapes as well as the panorama as far as the Welsh mountiains and Shropshire hills create an amazing variety of subject matter for the Plein-Air painter.

Approach to Plein Air Painting

You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.  These workshops will help you make sense of what you see and how to organise it into a well structured painting.

The tonalist approach places emphasis on a particular interpretation and arrangement of the light & dark tones of the landscape while simplifying the colours. This results in a simple but beautiful evocation of the environment.

On this summer’s series of plein-air painting workshops you can build your skills on a one-off basis or push your abilities on successive dates, taking advantage of a carefully designed approach to foster core skills. As your proficiency grows, you’ll be introduced to more complex elements, one at a time, allowing you to work at your own level and pace within the group.

Each workshop is limited to 14 places giving you the benefit of plenty of one on one tuition. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the price, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Northern Realist workshops aim to push your abilities while offering a warm and friendly atmosphere along with the opportunity to meet and paint alongside like minded artists.

The groups are kept small so you can work at your own pace and level on any given workshop

April 24th 2020: Sky & Clouds

  • Types & Shapes of Clouds
  • Impressionist Effects & Broken Colour
  • Painting Light

May 29th 2020: Tone & Contour

  • Linear Perspective
  • Form of the Landscape
  • Tonal Value

June 26th 2020: Distance & Aerial Perspective

  • Creating Depth
  • Atmosphere
  • Warm & Cool Colour

July 24th 2020: Texture & Detail

  • Bringing out the Foreground
  • Adding Texture
  • Contrast of Tone & Colour

August 28th 2020: Features of the Landscape

  • Painting Natural & Man Made Features
  • Simplification of Detail
  • Scale

September 25th 2020: Composition

  • Design of Your Painting
  • Balance & Harmony
  • Visual Rhythm

Location

The workshops are being run in conjunction with East Cheshire Council Ranger Service. Tegg’s Nose Country Park is easy to access by car or a short taxi ride from Macclesfield station and provides ample parking and toilets. The renowned Tegg’s Nose Tea Room also offers delicious lunches and drink breaks and is attached to the park’s visitor centre.

Tegg's Nose Country Park, location for the summer 2018 Northern Realist Plein-Air Painting workshops
View from Tegg’s Nose looking out over Macclesfield Forest towards the Peak District

Materials and Equipment

The workshop is taught using acrylic paint, everything you’ll need is provided, included in the cost but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer or you’d like to work with oil paint.

Booking

Essential Info & Booking

Price : £65 Book by clicking on the dates below

Hours: 10:00-15:30 Lunch from 12:45 – 13:30

Location: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield

Facilities: Bring a packed lunch or eat at the cafe. Toilet facilities at the visitor centre.

Materials: Acrylic Paint (Provided in cost)

24th April | 29th May| 26th June | 24th July |28th August|25th September

 

For more information use the Contact Form on the right or email info@northernrealist.com

 

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