Painting Classroom Workshops

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Here are the workshops available in the Sketchbooks Classroom. Select the ones you’d like and add them to your basket. Once purchased, you’ll have instant, lifetime access.


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  • Using White Three Ways

    Join Laura as she works on her mixed media landscape paintings. She’s using a base of collage and experimenting with using white to make a photographic collage more painterly. See how she uses different media, including digital painting to achieve the effects she’s after.

  • Collage Panels: Glazing Colour

    For the final stages of her collage panels, Laura uses acrylic glazing to build up colour. Watch how she adds tints of colour to modify and add richness to the base collage using acrylic paint and glaze medium.

  • Handpainted Collage Papers

    Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.

  • Watercolour Tips: Lifting Out

    Extend your watercolour skills by experimenting with lifting out to rediscover the pale areas and highlights in your watercolour painted study.

  • Painterly Leaves and Texture

    Inspired by collected leaves, Linda's working in her sketchbook with easy to achieve painterly effects with watercolour and acrylic inks.

  • Flower Painting: Lilac

    Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the garden for all its inspiration. See how Linda's flower painting in her sketchbook using a layered approach with pen and watercolour to create a beautiful study of lilac.

  • Collage with Acrylic Pouring Medium

    Create a collage on a panel or canvas using your saved paper scraps, acrylic skins, even textile fragments. Add a tint of colour with watercolour before adding a final coat of pouring medium to seal and create a slick professional finish.

  • Using Molding Paste

    Add subtle texture and pattern to your paintings or sketchbook pages with acrylic molding paste. Another perfect layering technique for altered books, art journals and sketchbooks.

  • Watercolour: Mixing Neutrals

    You don't need to purchase all of the paints in the art shop to be able to mix the colours you need. Join Linda to learn how to mix neutral colours perfect for capturing the subtle, rich tones of autumn. Linda will show you how simple it is to mix these colours and how to paint a study of a fallen leaf.

    Run time:  23 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Handpainted Gouache Resist

    Linda demonstrates how you can combine gouache painting with Indian ink with a fascinating resist technique. The results are full of drama and richness.

    Run time:  21 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Acrylic Painting on Poured Backgrounds

    Make your poured acrylic painting your own by taking things a step further. In this workshop Linda will use a poured canvas as a background for a painted flower study. Use acrylic paints and a simple trick to place and draw your flower so you can quickly get onto the fun of painting.

    Run time:  27 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Introduction to Acrylic Paint Pouring

    Experiment with the exciting process of paint pouring. Laura will show you her simple and cost effect paint mixtures and her favourite technique for poured paint.

    Run time:  31 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall

  • Trying Caran D'Ache Neocolor II

    Laura's been experimenting with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II for the first time. Join her to test them out on different papers, and see how she's been using them, both wet and dry, in her sketchbook pages.

    Run time:  27 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall

  • Making ATC Books

    What are you going to do with all those ATCs? In this workshop Laura will show you several ways to use them including making tiny sketchbooks!

    Run time:  34 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall

  • Mixed Media Panel - Girl with a Bird

    Linda really enjoyed making a set of ATCs recently and thought they had potential to be scaled up. See how she's applied similar ideas to a larger mixed media panel to paint stylised portraits using acrylics, collage and stencilling.

    Run time:  20 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • ATCs - Tracing and Painting

    Linda's working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.

    Run time:  29 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • ATCs - Rubbings and Collage

    ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are mini works of art! In this workshop Linda demonstrates how you can make beautiful ATCs using rubbings on vintage paper, collage and drawing with stencils.

    Run time:  23 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Inktense Rubbings: Background Pattern

    You might have a portrait drawn with Inktense, or maybe a monoprint worked on fabric with tricky, empty background areas. In this workshop Laura will demonstrate how you can make rubbing plates and take rubbings with Inktense blocks to fill those areas with pattern and colour.

    Run time:  31 minutes

    Presenter: Laura Kemshall

  • Inktense Portraits

    Draw a portrait using Inktense pencils and/or blocks. Join us to see how you can use the exciting Inktense products to work with a free drawing approach that's loose in style and full of painterly marks. We're working on fabric with this one, but the techniques will also work on paper too.

    Run time:  15 minutes

    Presenter: Laura and Linda Kemshall

  • Painting with Oil Pastels: Still Life

    Inspired by the still life paintings of Cezanne, Linda sets up her own still life and makes a painting with oil pastel. Oil pastels are a great easy-to-handle alternative to traditional oil paint and Linda will demonstrate how to use them with a medium to blend your marks.

    Run time:  23 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Using Masking Fluid

    Using masking fluid can be a versatile method for your watercolour painting. In this workshop Linda will show you different ways to apply it for great effect.

    Run time:  19 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Watercolour Rescue

    Have you ever started a watercolour painting, but then it didn't turn out quite as you hoped? Don't worry! We find that happens all the time, but there are lots of things you can try to reduce your work. In this workshop Linda will guide you through some of the practical solutions she has for fixing those paintings that don't quite work out first time.

    Run time:  22 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Watercolour Flower Painting

    Join Linda for a step-by-step demonstration of painting flowers. She’ll show you how to control washes of watercolour and build layers to paint your subject. See how an underdrawing is successfully integrated into your painting and how to manage the flow of paint and lift out colour where necessary. Even if you’ve never painted with watercolour before, Linda will help you achieve great results.

    Run time:  49 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Painting Birds

    Birds are such an inspiration to us, whether it’s big black crows in the fields, or the pretty garden birds that visit the feeders outside the studio. In this collection of workshops Linda will show you her methods for painting birds using acrylics on wooden panel and canvas. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced artist, Linda will guide you through, step by step.

  • Inktense Traced Print

    Drawing is often the best way to start a watercolour, acrylic or mixed media painting, but what if you you feel your drawing skills aren't strong, or maybe you just want a fast and effective way to get your image down on paper so you can quickly get started with your painting? In this workshop Linda will demonstrate her technique for creating that drawing which will be the perfect foundation for your painting.

    Run time:  17 minutes

    Presenter: Linda Kemshall

  • Colour Mixing Essentials

    Learning how to mix colour with confidence will enable you to work with fewer supplies more creatively. Join Laura as she demonstrates the essentials of mixing with primary colours and how those different ingredients affect the outcomes.

  • Beautiful Painted Papers

    Gloriously coloured papers are a joy to use in your collage, mixed media, sketchbook and paper and stitch work. In this workshop Linda will show you how to upcycle basic materials into beautiful painted papers that will be perfect for use in a variety of projects.

  • Acrylic Inks - Watercolour Style

    Acrylic inks are highly versatile. In this workshop see how Linda uses them with a watercolour painting style to make a study of fruit.

  • Working with Inktense

    Do you have a set of Derwent Inktense pencils, or blocks? In this collection of videos we'll demonstrate a diverse approach to using them in your work on paper and fabric. See how to make rubbings, use them to colour fabric, add colour to your altered books and even print with them. There are four workshops in this collection.

  • Ink Painting

    In this collection you'll find a selection of workshops exploring the use of ink. We'll show you how you can combine acrylic ink and acrylic paint, use gouache as a resist for Indian ink, and make mixed media drawings with watercolour pencils and writing ink. There are four workshops in this collection.

  • Mixed Media Drawing Techniques

    Experiment with a range of different media with your drawing approach. Try a painterly style with oil pastels, restrict yourself with a limited range of media for a sketchbook study, and experiment with layering in your drawing using pen, coloured pencil and wash.

  • Mixed Media Painting: Collage Panel

    Try your hand at creating a mixed media painting. Using a wooden panel, canvas or piece of card as a base, build up layers of collage, acrylic paint and drawing to complete your work. Laura will guide you through every step in detail, including how to apply layers of glazes with acrylic paint for richness of colour and luminosity. There are four workshops in this collection.

  • Working with Acrylic Skins

    Using acrylic skins is a fascinating way to add linear and text detail to your acrylic painting and mixed media projects. Join Laura to see how to trace a linear design, how to form the skin and how to use it. In the second video in this collection she'll show you how to apply the principle to text based designs.

  • Mixed Media: Digital/Paint

    Explore the potential of combining real paint with digital techniques. In this video collection Laura will guide you through acrylic painting with sgraffito, digital sgraffito using Procreate on the iPad, and working with printed digital paintings adding further layers of paint and detail.

  • Serendipity Painting

    Are you always nervous about getting started in a new sketchbook? Do the pristine pages scare you? Let me reassure you that you're not alone! In this collection of three videos you'll learn how to lose the blank, white page quickly and easily. Laura shows how she gets lots of glorious colour on her pages using water based paints, drawing inks and soluble pastels. She demonstrates step by step how she produces fascinating background effects for her sketchbook and art journaling work and how she constantly evaluates and responds to what she's created on the page.

  • Painterly Landscape

    In this video collection Linda demonstrates exactly how she uses a combination of acrylic paints and inks to create simple little landscapes on watercolour paper and box canvases before developing the same theme into fabric and thread. She produces several decorative, paintings and panels that would be perfect in your own home or would make great gifts. The videos include everything you need to know to create your own landscapes in a variety of formats.

  • Digital Painting and Tracing



Here are the workshops available in the Painting Classroom. Select the ones you’d like and add them to your basket . Once purchased, you’ll have instant, lifetime access. Single workshops are £1.50, collections are priced accordingly.

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