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Spend the day painting En Plein Air with award-winning artist and tutor Vicki Norman in the stunning grounds of Stanton Guildhouse.

Beginning with fundamental principles, you’ll take part in a series of exercises and colour studies painted in this special location.

Accurate and sensitive colour perception is key in capturing a sense of light in a painting. 

Developing the ability to recognise subtle qualities in the light and its effect on the landscape enables the painter to successfully convey a sense of place and atmosphere.

If we get the big colour relationships correct they will do a lot of the work in explaining the time of day and the shape of the land for us, leaving the painter free to enjoy the more creative elements of the process such as brushwork, surface quality, rhythm, line and harmony.

Vicki is known for her knowledge about colour theory, pigments and oil painting practices. An excellent communicator, she is a qualified lecturer who has won awards in the UK and the USA for her painting and teaching.  Visit www.vickinormanstudio.com 

This event will be taking place at the Stanton Guildhouse, 10 minutes drive from Broadway on the outskirts of one of the prettiest Cotswold Villages.

Tickets £90 (12 available)

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Accommodation Available:

This workshop will be taking place at the stunning Stanton Guildhouse, a 10 minute drive from Broadway, where there is overnight accommodation available to book for the night before or evening of the workshop. Contact us to enquire about booking accommodation.


This list is for guidance only, please don’t go out and buy a load of new stuff, just bring what you already have!

Bring a good range of colours, you will definitely need all 3 primary colours – red, yellow and blue plus white. I’ll be using the following from my Michael Harding Oils essential set: Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow Red Shade, Cadmium red LIGHT, Alizarin Claret, Phthalocyanine blue lake, Ultramarine blue or cobalt blue or both Titanium white and /or Warm white. I may use other colours too. Earths can be useful but are definitely not essential. 

If you’re bringing oils or acrylics you will need an easel, French easel or pochade box and tripod. Bring a stool or chair if you prefer to sit when painting.

Paint palette: a stay-wet palette for acrylics is essential, a smooth wipe clean one for oils and for watercolours use a palette with ‘wells’ to hold plenty of paint in separate pools. 

Canvas, boards, or paper cut to A3 size – we’re likely to make up to 4 small studies so you may choose multiple small boards or just divide up one larger board into quarters.

Bring a range of brushes suitable for your medium in a good variety of sizes.


Artist Vicki Norman:


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Tickets will be available on Sat March 4, 2023

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