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About the Workshop

This week will help you to understand how composition, colour and tone can be used to describe a feeling for the light of Provence and to communicate a real sense of place. The emphasis will be on working outside, but Paul’s teaching also includes some demonstrations and sessions in the studio. In the landscape Paul will help you to make decisions about what to tackle in terms of subject matter and composition and how to pursue that in colour and form. Work can be made in oils, acrylics, watercolour or drawing.

About Paul

Paul Thomas received an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art and is a Royal West of England Academician. He is a popular and very experienced teacher. As a painter and printmaker he has exhibited regularly in Britain, Europe and Australia. In 2005 he was artist-in-residence at the National Art School in Sydney, since when he has spent part of the year painting and exhibiting in Australia. He is co-author of “Foundation Course : Drawing” published in 2004 by Cassell, and is featured in a series of DVD’s on various aspects of painting and drawing published by Pickwick. He was head of painting at Cheltenham School of Art, and was co-founder of the Jerwood Drawing Prize.


A Sense of Place with Paul Thomas
22nd-29th May 2021
& 29th May-5th June 2021

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