Art Classes in the Garden – Painting with Emma Catherine

Learn to Paint with Emma Catherine.

Has your time in Lockdown inspired you to learn how to paint? Are you itching to unleash your creativity, want to learn how to use painting to lift your mood or experiment with new techniques? Or would you like to paint something unique to put on your wall?

Now that restrictions are being lifted we are planning to offer a series of art workshops in the Room 212 garden.  Each class can be booked individually or as a series to help you build your knowledge and confidence. Above all, they’re about having fun and getting your creative juices flowing.

No dates are set but we will launch these classes as soon as possible. Do get in touch if you’d like to learn more newtwist@mail.com

We plan to run four day-long workshops. The themes for each class are as follows;

Paint a Flower  (acrylics)

Paint Bristol (or Your Favourite City) Skyline (watercolour)

Paint an Abstract Seascape (acrylics)

Paint a Stag or Highland Cow (watercolour)

Daytime workshops for Beginners.  10.30am – 3pm with an hour untutored til 4pm if you wish.

Maximum 5 people per class.

Each class £65 per person.  Book all 4 lessons for £240

If you’d like to book a class exclusively for your group of friends of family then let us know, we’d be happy to arrange a day especially for you.

Classes will be rearranged if heavy rain is forecast.

THE SETTING,  The Room 212 Garden

The Room 212 walled garden is down a lane, tucked behind a living willow hedge, to the back of the gallery. This tranquil spot, just off Gloucester Road, is a perfect setting to get creative and immerse yourself in art for the day. Climbing plants cover brightly coloured walls and owner Sarah Thorp‘s Eco House is to one side, painted with murals by Room 212 artists Carla James and Knitted Pea. The garden has different areas to set up tables and easels for safe social distancing.

The garden is a lovely sun trap, but we’ll have a gazebo in case it rains and there are shady areas too. If the forecast is for torrential rain we’ll have to postpone to a different day.

All painting materials included in the price.

Workshops will run from 10.30am – 3pm with breaks for lunch & refreshments.

Coffees and snacks available from Perfecto Coffee next door or a range of wonderful cafes or bakeries on Gloucester Road. Or bring a pack lunch.

Water provided but please bring your own cup. Toilet in Room 212.

YOUR TEACHER, Emma Catherine
Emma is an experienced artist and teacher who has led many painting workshops. She loves sharing her skills and helping people discover their creative side and have fun.

Emma’s work has been displayed in the Room 212 windows since the beginning of 2021 when owner Sarah Thorp was looking for striking artwork to amuse passers-by during Lockdown. Emma’s original paintings have proved immensely popular, particularly her large Super Moon canvases painted sumptuous coloured oil paints and gold leaf. We also sell prints of her work. Emma loves to create large paintings by commission.

Classes as follows;

PAINT A FLOWER  (acrylics)

Learn to paint a giant realistic flower of your choice using acrylic paint. Learn to mix colours, draw using negative space and have fun with paint.. Emma will bring images for you to copy or you can be inspired by the Room 212 garden.

All materials included. We plan to paint with acrylics for this workshop.  Book HERE

PAINT BRISTOL SKYLINE (or Your Favourite City / Town)  Watercolours

Join Bristol artist Emma Catherine in the Room 212 garden and learn how to unlock your creativity and have fun with paint. Emma will show you how to paint the Bristol Skyline or use pictures and photos to paint your favourite place city scape.

All materials included. We plan to paint with watercolours for this workshop.  Book HERE

PAINT A SEASCAPE   

Are you dreaming of coastal walks or missing a holiday beside the sea? Why not join Bristol artist Emma Catherine in the Room 212 garden and learn how to unlock your creativity and play with the beautiful colours of the ocean

Emma will guide you on the best way to start painting, whether you wish to directly copy a picture of the seaside or paint in a more abstract, playful way.

All materials included. We plan to paint with acrylics for this workshop.  Book HERE

PAINT A STAG OR HIGHLAND COW

Join Bristol artist Emma Catherine in the Room 212 garden and learn how to unlock your creativity and play paint. She’ll then show you how to paint a majestic stag or shaggy highland cow.

   

All materials included. We plan to paint with watercolours for this workshop.  Book HERE

COVID-19 Guidelines

The garden is secluded and totally separate from Room 212

All materials will be thoroughly sanitised

There will be a maximum of 6 people in the group, including Emma, according to Government guidelines.

Tables will be spaced around the garden to give safe spacing between everyone.

Hand gel and sanitising wipes available and enough space for safe social distancing

Emma can wear a mask at all times or just when giving technical assistance and is happy to discuss this before so that guests feel safe and relaxed

The workshop may be a little messy so please wear old clothes and/or an apron

There is on-street parking available and a variety of buses on Gloucester Road

BOOK HERE