2021 Course Dates 

(coming soon)

Francesca leads her course, Landscape Painting and Natural Pigments

 at St Ives School of Painting www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

‘This course presents the pure and unadulterated thrill of painting in its rawest form’ St Ives School of Painting

Earth Pigment Painting Courses

This 3 day course will guide participants through some of the processes of making artist’s oil and acrylic paint. It will also provide an opportunity to create work in the landscape. The first day focuses on paint making and paint making techniques in the studio and the second and third days will be painting at Botallack mine and Kenidjack. All materials provided inc paper and canvas, but you are welcome to bring sketchbooks, brushes etc.




Plant Dye Courses


Learn some of the processes of natural dyes from plants around you and in the hedgerows, also, take the opportunity to use an indigo dye vat. Participants will experiment with a range of silk and cotton fabric. All materials are provided but welcome to bring extra fabric.


                October 15-17th

Courses are £300.00 per person for the three days and include all materials, canvases, paper, paints, binders and brushes, dyes, cotton and silk fabrics and use of studio. Spaces are limited, confirmation upon receipt of payment. To book your place or to find out more about these please contact me via the website or email me: francesca985@gmail.com 

 Courses outside of these dates can be arranged for groups of three or more.

NEW for 2021:

*5 Day Residential courses in April, July & Aug: use of indoor and outdoor studios, tutoring upon request by two artists, gallery visits, pigment site visits, painting on the coast and stay in artist’s rural retreat on the SW coast path. 

*** Weekly Self Guided Residentials 

For the more advanced artist looking to delve into their work more deeply. The pupil will be given their own studio for the week and accommodation but provides own materials (materials can be supplied at an extra cost) .

© Francesca Owen 2019

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