Painting a Garden of Paradise

Subject: Painting
Dates: 14 April 2018 - 12 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Lily Corbett
Full price
£ 350
Student concession
£ 280
OAP concession
£ 280

Drawing inspiration from Persian, Indian and Medieval miniature painting, participants shall compose a painting on a gessoed ground, working with the traditional technique of egg tempera and pigments made from earths and minerals. Initially, mark-making will be explored leading into the painting of flower petals and leaves. Colour harmony studies follow to choose the palette for the painting. Sacred geometry studies will inform the composition, becoming the underlying structure upon which flowers, trees, mountains, valleys and water are placed creating a harmonious Garden of Paradise.

What materials should I bring?

Participants are required to bring an artists sketch book for mark-making and colour harmony studies and a Windsor and Newton series 7 No. 3 watercolour brush.

All other materials and equipment are provided, including a gessoed ground of 35x27cm or 21x15cm.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?


Please note there will be no class on 5 May 2018, due to the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tutor biography

Lily Corbett

Lily Corbett is a painter who studied drawing and painting with the visionary artist Cecil Collins from 1976 until 1989 and continues to teach his methods in life drawing. She also worked as a picture restorer and conserver for many years She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2002.

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