ART TUITION

Please Contact Us or phone 07914 321 681 if you would like to know more or register for a course and we will be delighted to help!

The cost of materials is not included in the course fee but the Group has a box of miscellaneous materials for your use if you would like to try out a different paper, different media, etc, or have just forgotten a brush!

Summer 2017

TAE Art Workshop – Saturday, 1st July, 2017
Tutor:  Mandy Monkcom
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, RG18 4QL
Cost £45 per person        Tea, coffee and biscuits provided
I am pleased to tell you that TAE is organising an Art Workshop on 1st July, 2017 in Thatcham Methodist Hall.  The theme will be Seascapes.
On this occasion, you will have the option to choose your medium.  You may work in either soft pastels or acrylics.  Mandy will accommodate both.
The charge for the day will be £45 per person.  If you wish to register, a £20 non-refundable deposit is payable before 9th June, 2017, please.  The balance will be payable in full on 1st July, 2017.  Cheques to be made payable, please, to Thatcham Art Experience, c/o Angela Bates, 38 Fylingdales, Thatcham, Berks. RG19 3LB.
A list of the materials you will require will be forwarded to you when you register.

Spring 2017

Acrylics Workshop – Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

Tutor:  Mandy Monkcom
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, RG18 4QL
Cost £45 per person        Tea, coffee and biscuits provided
I am pleased to confirm that Mandy Monkcom, who is already well known to many of you, will lead an Acrylics Workshop on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.
The charge for the day will be £45 per person.  If you wish to register, a £20 non-refundable deposit is payable before before 19th March, 2017, please.  The balance will be payable in full on 22nd April, 2017.  Please send your deposit cheque payable to The Thatcham Art Experience c/o Angela Bates, 38 Fylingdales, Thatcham, Berks. RG19 3LB.
The theme for the day will be ‘Landscapes’ and I will forward a list of the materials you will require when you register.
I am pleased to confirm that Mandy Monkcom, who is already well known to many of you, will lead an Acrylics Workshop on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.
The charge for the day will be £45 per person.  If you wish to register, a £20 non-refundable deposit is payable before before 19th March, 2017, please.  The balance will be payable in full on 22nd April, 2017.  Please send your deposit cheque payable to The Thatcham Art Experience c/o Angela Bates, 38 Fylingdales, Thatcham, Berks. RG19 3LB.
The theme for the day will be ‘Landscapes’ and I will forward a list of the materials you will require when you register.

 

Pastels course with Mandy Monkcom

4 consecutive Wednesday evenings starting Wednesday, 1st Feb, 2017,  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue:  Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, Thatcham, RG18 4QL
Cost:  £32  payable in total on 1st February, 2017
Theme:  Spring plants, flowers, trees, birds and blossom!
All reference will be provided
Equipment:  Paper will be provided but you will need to bring with you soft pastel colours, pastel pencils, a putty ruber, a table easel and board, hand wipes

 

A one-day workshop on Saturday, 28th January, 2017 in Thatcham Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street

All materials supplied for a Mixed Media Workshop led by Tania Patey

Inclusive cost £45.    Please contact us if you would like to know more or phone 07914 321681

 

 Spring 2016

For a further year, we are holding prices at £32 for the 4-week courses, payable on the first evening.

We are delighted to announce that Tanya Patey will be running a four-week drawing course for The Thatcham Art Experience in April, 2016.  Starting on Wednesday, 6th April, the course will run for four consecutive Wednesdays in the Methodist Hall, Chapel St, Thatcham RG18 4JS, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.  For her first course, Tanya is going to address basic drawing skills to refresh techniques for the more experienced artist and to introduce the beginner to the principles of drawing well.  The topics to be covered are as follows:-

Week 1   The Pencil: basic techniques     Week 2:  Charcoal and Composition   Week 3:  Ink and Texture      Week 4:  Create your own composition using one or two of the media you have been using on this course.

Tanya is a multi-disciplined artist and an experienced teacher, running workshops and also giving one-to-one tuition.  She has been a regular exhibitor in the annual Thatcham Festival Art Exhibition for many years and her work has been placed in several national competitions.

A warm welcome back to Mandy Monkcom, who, in response to popular request, will be running a 4-week Pen and Wash course, starting on 11th May.  Methodist Hall, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., £32 for the whole course.  A full programme of study on application.

On Saturday, 18th June, Jayne Good will be making an overdue return to Thatcham to conduct a one-day Oils Workshop, teaching the Bob Ross method.  Jayne held a very enjoyable and successful workshop last year which was oversubscribed and this year she will be guiding participants in painting a Seascape.  Everybody goes home with a finished picture and the results are quite outstanding! This workshop will cost in the region of £55 and all materials will be provided.  All materials provided.  £55 per person.

 

Autumn Term 2015

In response to popular demand, Mandy Monkcom will be teaching another Pastels Course to start the Autumn Term.

Pastels Course – 4 weeks starting Wednesday, 16th September

A more detailed programme for each course will be issued to artists who enrol. As usual, the venue will be the Methodist Church Hall, the course fee will be £32 and each session will run from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

TAE is pleased to announce that two four-week courses will run in the Summer Term, both topics having been chosen in response to your comments and requests.  Mandy Monkcom will be your Tutor and the broad details are as follows:-

Pastels Course – ‘Not For Beginners’ 4 weeks starting Wednesday, 22nd April

Drawing Course –  4 weeks starting Wednesday, 10th June

A more detailed programme for each course will follow in due course. As usual, the venue will be the Methodist Church Hall, the course fee will be £32 and each session will run from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Drawing with Mandy Monkcom

Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, RG18 4JS

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m for 4 weeks – £32

Week 1. Describing form using outline and shading -using measuring techniques

Week 2. Looking at negative space using natural forms

Week 3. Reductive drawing and learning how to draw ellipses

Week 4. An introduction to drawing portraits

Visit Mandy’s website http://www.mandymonkcom.co.uk

Watercolour Painting with Sally Barton

Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, RG18 4JS

Wednesday, 7th January, 1015 –  7 p.m. – 9 p.m for 4 weeks – £32

Teaching a ‘Traditional English’ approach by means of composition, the laying down of washes, working from paler backgrounds to darker tones in the foreground
The course will be structured by working a separate stage each week

finishing with a completed landscape painting

 Visit Sally’website http://www.sallybarton.co.uk

 

Acrylic Painting with Simon Jardine

Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, RG18 4JS

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m for 4 weeks – £32

Learn how to paint fur, feathers and scales in acrylics

 Looking at a different animal, reptile or bird each week

and a different acrylic painting technique

 Visit Simon’s website http://www.armadilloimages.com

Free Workshops offered by The Thatcham Art Experience during the 2014 Festival in the town

 Pastels Workshop, Wednesday, 15th October  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Free 

Thatcham Methodist Church Hall

Come and learn some basic drawing techniques using soft pastels with Mandy Monkcom, a Thatcham Art Experience Tutor.  No experience necessary.

A free session, but please reserve your place by emailing thatchamartexperience@gmail.com or calling 07914 321681.

Watercolour Workshop, Wednesday, 22nd October   7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thatcham Methodist Church Hall

Enjoy careful, structured tuition on how to paint using this beautiful transparent medium.  The session will be led by Thatcham Art Experience Tutor, Sally Barton.  No experience necessary.  A free session, but please reserve your place by emailing thatchamartexperience@gmail.com or calling 07914 321681.

Acrylics Workshop, Methodist Church Hall, Thursday, 23rd October   7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thatcham Methodist Church Hall

Explore this user-friendly medium with Thatcham Art Experience Tutor, Simon Jardine.  Experiment with a different material or technique to obtain a bold result.  All materials provided.  No experience necessary.  Please reserve your place by emailing thatchamartexperience@gmail.com or calling 07914 321681.

 Pastels 6-week course with Mandy Monkcom  

Starting on Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014, for SIX successive Wednesday evenings with the ever popular Mandy Monkcom.

Time  7 – 9 p.m.

Venue  The Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

Cost £48

Mandy will concentrate on pastel and drawing techniques and cover the natural world eg landscapes and seascapes, still life subjects and proportion form in portraiture

Watercolour 4-week course with Sally Barton

Starting Wednesday, 9th June,  2014 for four successive Wednesday evenings

Time  7 – 9 p.m.

Venue  The Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

Pastels 4-week course with Mandy Monkcom 

Starting on Wednesday, 7th May, 2014, for four successive Wednesday evenings with the ever popular Mandy Monkcom.

Time  7 – 9 p.m.

Venue  The Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

Cost £32

Acrylics 4-week course with Simon Jardine

Starting on Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 for four successive Wednesday evenings

Time  7 – 9 p.m.

Venue  The Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

Cost £32

Watercolour 4-week course with Sally Barton

Starting Wednesday, 5th February,  2014 for four successive Wednesday evenings

Time  7 – 9 p.m.

Venue  The Thatcham Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

Drawing 4-week course with Mandy Monkcom

Starting Tuesday 28th January, 2014 for four successive Tuesday mornings

Time  10 a.m. – Midday

Venue  The Old Bluecoat School by Dunstan Green, Thatcham

Cost  £32

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