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New workshops in New Lanark for 2014


Summer School - Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th August - £290


New Dates Added - The Lucian Freud Workshop Is Being Re-run In September Over 2 Weekends


A four day summer school inspired by the work of Lucian Freud.

From drawing through to painting we will be working from the life model, using charcoal then oils to explore sculptural effects in rendering the human form.


Some experience in life drawing is required but the painting will be geared towards the ability of the individual student with tuition on colour mixing and the physical application of the paint.

There will be demonstrations of each stage throughout the four days.


The oil paint will be supplied, we will be using Winsor and Newton water soluble oils.


Summer School is sold out for August


New Dates Added - This 4 day course will be run over 2 weekends in September

Dates - Sat 13th & Sun 14th & Sat 20th & Sun 21st September 2014

Please contact me if you are interested in attending this course


I will be running new workshops throughout the year. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list.



Please contact me if you are interested in attending this course


Comments about the courses


"A complete beginner to portrait and life drawing, I was initially apprehensive but left both workshops elated (if exhausted!) and inspired.Hazel is a born teacher communicating the technical basics whilst also enabling and encouraging creativity and introducing students to different media. After the Life Drawing workshop I had a couple of the resultant pictures framed (the first time I had ever been happy enough with anything I produced to do this). The framer asked who the artist was and then demanded the name of my teacher when I explained these were my first ever attempt at Life Drawing! Hazel has gifted me what I am sure will be a lifetime of pleasure in drawing and painting the human form".

M McKeown


"In 2012 I attended three Portrait and Life Drawing courses taken by Hazel Bowman. The content was excellent and varied. Hazel included anatomy as part of the courses, giving invaluable knowledge to her students to help them draw their subjects accurately. Prior to this In 2011/12, I attended a 12 week portrait course at a "well known" art school. The course was disappointing as I finished it feeling I had learned hardly anything. I can highly recommend Hazel's workshops".

M Scambler.



" I love Hazel's classes. The day is well planned with high quality teaching. She gives her students much support and encouragement and I always come away exhausted, happy and very inspired! "

E Wight


Hi Hazel,

"Thank you once again for a fantastic weekend you have such an amazing artistic talent and such a great way of teaching, both of which were much appreciated! I felt very relaxed in your class in spite of everything being so new to me! It was all great fun and a great experience I have learned so much and feel inspired! I would love to join another class in the futureand appreciate you keeping me on your mailing listfor any such events".

K Burns



"Just to say that I had a brill weekend, you are amazing. I would have paid just to see you doing your stuff, and talking your way through things and not touch any paper.Thanks again, I hope you keep me in mind to attend more of your course".

A Burnett




Portrait Drawing Workshop- 11th & 12th May- £125 Sold Out


Working directly from the life model using a variety of techniques and drawing approaches, tuition and demonstrations in anatomy,proportions and drawing the features. Suitable for those new to portrait drawing or those with some experience. This is also a lead in into the portrait painting workshop since it is important to know a bit about the structure of the head, proportions etc and have the experience of drawing from the model before moving on to painting.


Portrait Painting Workshop- 22nd & 23rd June- £140 Sold Out


Painting in oils and working from the model, tuition and demonstrations in using tones, colour mixing and the alla prima technique which is a direct, expressive way of painting, Suitable for those new to portrait painting or those with some experience. The paints will be supplied for the workshop ( but not the brushes), we will be using Winsor and Newton water mixable oils.


Life Drawing Workshop- 17th & 18th August- £125 Sold Out





    Hooray! Summer School is here!!!

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