4 hour workshop
First off, you'll discuss any ideas and inspiration over a cup of tea/drink until you have a good vision of what you want to paint. The theme is abstract landscapes but if you have another idea in mind, that’s fine. Just bring an image for inspiration and Georgie will get you set up. If you prefer more structure, she can provide images for inspiration or guide you in creating a work from your imagination. Soon you'll get stuck into your canvas, first applying a variety of textural layers.
After an hour or two painting we'll stop for lunch cooked by neighbour and Hawksmoor chef Alice Wilson. She will bring a hamper full of delights such as lamb samosas, fennel, almond and parsley salad, beetroot tsatziki, raspberry and vanilla cupcakes, to give you an idea. There will be something to suit most dietary requirements but do let me know if you have any allergies etc. If you would like an alcoholic drink, please bring your own! After lunch we will wander round the farm and meet the animals.
In the afternoon you’ll continue working on the paintings, adding more textures and then layers of colour, and finally working over all this in more detail with a variety of mediums. You can use oil paints if you wish, at an extra cost.
Then it's goodbye and you can take your paintings home with you. All in all a wholesome, unique and creative way to spend your day!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Georgie Mason Studio
Georgie is an abstract landscape/seascape painter working from her studio on Stepney City Farm in East London.
She has been teaching art classes for years, from home in Suffolk, then from Stoke Newington Old Church and at Artbox charity in London. Since moving to the city farm she has held landscape painting classes and 'Paint with Georgie' Saturday classes from her studio. The set-up is ideal, with glass double doors looking out onto the farm, animals all around, and neighboured by a spoon-carver and a ceramicist. It's a wholesome and creative environment, physically close but atmospherically very far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The classes are relaxed and Georgie offers guidance and structure but also allows for freedom of expression and if people want to experiment or do it their way, they're more then welcome!
In her own work, Georgie is inspired by the natural world, having been brought up in the Suffolk countryside. She uses a variety of materials to build texture including polyfilla and mud form the farm. Since graduating from a degree in English Literature and History of Art at Nottingham University in 2014, she has had work accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Affordable Art Fairs and had solo shows at Boston Consulting Group, Palm Tree Gallery and Lavenham Hall Gallery. She’s had work shortlisted for the NEAC Annual Exhibition and NOA Prize and was winner of the Harry Walker Prize at the BSA Annual Exhibition. Her work is held in the private collection of the Museum of Goa in India and in boutique hotels across the UK.
If you haven't already, have a think about what you want to make and what or who it might be for - is it a present for someone? Do you want to frame it and put it on your bedroom wall? You might want to bring in some photos to work from, a cut-out from a magazine or just work from imagination. Georgie will help you get set up and give you some ideas about how to go about how to create the perfect painting, with particular focus on texture and acrylic painting techniques. If you have no idea what you want to do, Georgie will give you ideas & inspiration when you arrive. Materials: There are various different canvases and boards for you to work on and the studio is equipped with pencils, acrylic paints, pastels, charcoal, graphite, watercolours and lots of texture building materials. Please feel free to bring your own materials if you would like to. Canvases are generally square so if you are after a particular shape, get in touch hopefully you can sort something out with Georgie.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.