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Van Gogh landscape painting workshop

Art Workshops in Wirral

'Painting Landscapes with Van Gogh' (SB004)

This workshop was last run on 9th October 2014. Please contact me to request a repeat running of this workshop. The workshop was initially run as a full-day workshop, but may be condensed to a half-day. However, the longer the day, the more we achieve! More information on my workshops...

Step-by-step interpretation of Van Gogh painting
Step-by-step tuition guiding students through the interpretation of a Van Gogh painting

This workshop will look at van Gogh's technique in relation to his landscape paintings from 1887-1890. Students will be guided through the reproduction of a section of one of van Gogh's landscape paintings, following which a new landscape painting will be produced from a choice of photographs, to be supplied by the student or tutor as desired.

The workshop will take place under my tuition in my home studio - a light and airy conservatory - in the Wirral. Student numbers will be kept to a minimum (2 or 3 students) to facilitate one-to-one tuition. The workshop will offer step-by-step tuition in an informal, friendly atmosphere, where students and tutor can bounce ideas off one another. It is my intention that students enjoy a productive, informative and fulfilling day. The class is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists. More information on my workshops...


10:00 - 10:30

A brief introduction to van Gogh's landscape paintings. We will look at several of the artists works and discuss his approach.

10:30 - 11:30

Students will reproduce a section of a van Gogh landscape painting. You will not be expected to complete this work. It will be used as a means to demonstrate working technique which you will then take into the afternoon session.

11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:00

Continuation of work on reproduction painting.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:15

Students will take what they have learned from the morning session into the production of their own work. Paintings will be based on photographs of landscape subjects, which may be supplied by the student or the tutor.

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 17:00

Conclusion of students’ studies.

Please note that timings are approximate - I will make every effort to ensure that students are fully conversant with appropriate principles before moving on to subsequent stages - there is no rush and you will be under no pressure or expectations. Students may work in either traditional oils, water-mixable oils, alkyds or acrylics. By the end of the workshop you should have a finished landscape painting in the spirit of van Gogh. Hot and cold drinks with nibbles will be provided, as will a cold lunch.

Painting landscapes in the style of Van Gogh
Learn to paint a landscape in the style of Van Gogh