Category Archives: Workshops

Painting En Plein Air Workshop – 20th August

For those who love painting in the great outdoors there are still a few spaces left for my final en plein air workshop of 2017 to be held on Sunday 20th August.

Rye Harbour towards Camber 8″ x 16″ by Paul Apps U.A. BUY NOW

The workshop will be held at the quaint and picturesque Rye Harbour, East Sussex and, weather permitting, should be a great day.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and paint through the day (with a break for a pub lunch!) until around 4.30pm.

The workshop is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to reserve you place!

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En Plein Air Day – Sunday 20th August

Why not join me for a day of painting en plein air?

On Sunday 20th August I’m hosting an en plein air painting session at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

Rye Harbour in the Late Afternoon 8″ x 10″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. 

The old harbour at Rye is a charming place to paint as it is wonderfully atmospheric with it’s flotilla of little boats, quayside and ever changing skies.  It provides some exciting challenges for the en plain air artist!

This one-day event is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and break for lunch at 1pm.  After lunch we return to the Harbour and paint until 4.30pm.  It’s a wonderful way to spend the day!

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to avoid disappointment!

Why not sign up for my free monthly newsletter and visit my website at www.paulappsfineart.com.

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En plein air workshop – Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

On Sunday 16th July there was another of my very enjoyable en plein air day workshops!

This month’s workshop was at the atmospheric Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe with it’s small fishing boats beached high on the shingle against the background of the haunting and evocative Martello towers.

I was joined by a small group of fellow en plein air enthusiasts and the day was very successful.  The rain held off for us and we produced some really good work.

Here are the two paintings I created on Sunday.

Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe looking towards the Martello towers.

From Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe towards Folkestone.

Once dry, these paintings be available for purchase at my gallery.

The next en plein air workshop is on Sunday 20th August at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

The cost of the day is £65.00 and further details are available on my website.

Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your space!

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En Plein Air Painting Workshop – Sunday 16th July

Fisherman’s Beach Sunset.  Watercolour. £75.  BUY NOW

On Sunday 16th July why not join me for a fun and fulfilling day of painting in the sunshine (hopefully!) at the picturesque Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe?

The day starts at 10am and is suitable for experienced plein air painters and beginners alike using any medium.

See my website for further details. £65 per person (excluding lunch).

Spaces are filling up fast so book now to reserve your space.

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Forthcoming dates for your diary….

Here are some dates for your diary of upcoming events at my gallery.  Hope you can join me!

Thursday 13th July 6.30-8.45pm

Demonstration Evening: Ink and Wash Landscape

Trafalgar Square (Ink and Wash) £95. BUY NOW

A fun evening where I’ll be demonstrating how to create a landscape scene using the tricky medium of ink and wash.

There’s ample opportunity to ask questions and refreshments are provided.  £15 per person.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 16th July 10am-4pm

En Plein Air Painting Workshop at Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

Fisherman’s Beach Sunset.  Watercolour. £75.  BUY NOW

Why not join me for a fun and fulfilling day of painting in the sunshine (hopefully!) at the picturesque Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe?

The day is suitable for experienced plein air painters and beginners alike using any medium. See my website for further details. £65 per person (excluding lunch).

Spaces are filling up fast so book now to reserve your space.

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Painting Workshop – 18th June

On Sunday 18th June I held another of my successful painting workshops at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

Myself with the completed seascape!

The subject was a seascape in either oils or acrylic and it was a friendly and fun session. Despite the heat, the day was well attended and the participants really enjoyed it.  It was great to welcome back old friends and to make new ones.

The image that we worked on was of the sea and promenade at Princes Parade, Hythe on a blustery day with the waves crashing along the shoreline, kites being flown and windsurfers bobbing over the waves.

A close-up of the seascape.

The day started with a demo by myself where I showed some hints and tips on how to really capture the characteristics of a seascape such as how best to paint breaking waves and spray.

It was then onto painting for the rest of the day apart from a break for a fish ‘n’ chip lunch.  The participants really made an excellent job of their paintings and were very happy with their efforts!

The next Sunday Painting Workshop is on 3rd September and the subject is Big Cats, one of my favourites.  The price for the day is £90 including lunch.  See my website for further details.

There are only a few spaces left so book now to reserve your place. Hope to see you there!

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En Plein Air Workshop at Dungeness

On Sunday 11th June I held my first en plain air workshop of the year and it was a great day of painting.  Luckily, the weather stayed dry for us, it was a bit blowy though but not enough to spoil the day!

The day was very well attended with participants who are old hands at en plain air as well as  beginners.  It was really good fun and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely!

Pensively, Sam realised that he might not have caught the lighthouse to its best advantage.

We spent the morning painting and then had a tasty pub lunch at the Britannia (where we had a an unexpected visitor!) before resuming for an enjoyable afternoon session.

Our visitor at the Britannia…

Here are some further images of the day!

Some of the participants at the En Plein Air workshop

The next en plain air workshop day is on Sunday 16th July at the iconic Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe with its shingle foreshore, fishing boats and Martello towers.

The day costs £65.00. BOOK NOW to reserve your space as places are extremely limited.

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday Workshop 18th June – Seascape in Oils/Acrylics

Camber #2 by Paul Apps U.A. Oil. £450. BUY NOW

On Sunday 18th June I’m holding another of my Sunday painting workshops.  The theme this time around, due to popular demand, is a seascape in oil or acrylic paint.

In this one day Sunday workshop we will focus on capturing the ever-changing light and movement of the Kent sea and I will share the ideas and tips that I use when painting a seascape and creating it’s unique atmosphere.

The day will start at 10.00am so please arrive around 9.50am. The morning session will start with a practical one hour demonstration in which I show you some techniques. Please feel free to ask any questions! You will then begin painting yourself and I’ll be on hand to help you create a beautiful painting.

A hot fish and chip lunch (unless you request otherwise) will be provided at 1pm and, after lunch, we will continue with our painting. The day will finish around 4.30pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The workshop will be held at my light and airy studio located at Paul Apps Fine Art, 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5NW. Local paid parking is available or free parking is possible in nearby streets about a five minute walk away from the gallery.

The day costs £90.00 and, owing to space, numbers are very limited. There are only a few spaces left so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

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Sunday Painting Workshop – 21st May

Elephant and rhino. by Paul Apps. Oil on canvas.

On Sunday 21st May I’m holding another of my very popular painting workshops and the subject is Painting Wild Africa, as you know, one of my favourite subjects!

I’ll share my knowledge on painting African wildlife and there’ll be lots of hints and tips along the way to help you create a stunning wildlife painting.

The day starts at 10am with a practical one hour demonstration and then it’s down to painting for the rest of the day!

A hot fish and chip lunch is provided and the day will finish around 4.30pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The workshop will be held at my studio gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe and local parking is available.  The day costs £90.00 and numbers are limited.

See my website for further details and to BOOK.

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Upcoming dates for your diary

Demonstration Evening – Thursday 11th May

Mute Swan Study by Paul Apps U.A.

I’m holding another of my very popular demonstration evenings and this month’s subject is a beautiful swan created using pastel pencils.  Come along and watch how I create a picture of this iconic bird, pick up hints and tips for use in your own art work and ask me questions.  It’s a relaxed, fun evening of art!

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm at my gallery studio at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and refreshments and nibbles will be served.  The cost is £15 per person.

There are a very few places left so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

En Plein Air Day – Sunday 14th May

Sand Dunes at Camber by Paul Apps U.A.

Why not join me at the wonderful sand dunes at Camber Sands, East Sussex for a full and fun day of painting en plein air?

These popular painting days are suitable for both en plein air beginners and those more experienced.  All painting mediums are welcome.  The day starts with a brief introduction for those new to en plain air, a short demonstration and then its onto painting with the aim of creating two paintings during the day.

We meet at 9.45am at Camber and it’s a full day of painting until around 4.30pm, with a break for lunch.  The day costs £65 (excluding lunch).

See my website for further details of what to bring and to BOOK your place!

Why not sign up for my free monthly newsletter and visit my website at www.paulappsfineart.com.

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