Are you looking for a reliable art tutor for your art group or society? Hazel will deliver painting or drawing workshops to individuals, small group or art clubs, also give talks on a variety of interesting and amusing subjects.
Travelling regularly around the Midlands and beyond, please contact Hazel for a quote for places further afield.
Price guide: £180 for half a day, £250 for a full day plus travel - hourly rate also dependent on distance travelled, so please do enquire for a quotation.
Hazel is also currently running a series of on-line art workshops via zoom, just £12 each and using simple materials you have at home, designed to inspire and encourage. Click here for more details
Examples of regular workshops
suitable for one-to-one, small group or for larger art groups
Drawing skills - a passion for graphite - Landscapes
Free up your drawing muscle and explore your pencils by trying out a variety of interesting techniques to lose the white of your paper, working towards subtle and painterly landscape scenes
Drawing skills - a passion for graphite - Buildings
Using surprisingly simple techniques and an open mind we will learn how to focus on the main areas and simplify an otherwise very complicated scene into a very enjoyable drawing project. You will never look at a brick wall in the same way again!
Autumn trees in Oils or Acrylic paints
Discover a new and enjoyable way to capture the majesty of Autumn using acrylic paints and a limited palette
Summer Meadows in Acrylic paints
Create subtle textures and atmosphere in your paintings, layering with underpainting and using a variety of brush techniques. Find your summer palette of colours by mixing from just a few tubes.
Winter shadows in Acrylic or oil paints
Learn how to contrast deep dark cool shadows against low sunlit hillsides using a simple palette of acrylics or oils. Find ways to inject complimentary colours into an otherwise dull landscape to create interest.
Winter trees in Acrylic paints
Explore ways to capture the majesty of winter tree shapes using acrylic paints. Find a way to use simple techniques to build up a landscape which balances composition and tone with very little effort, using a very limited palette so that you can concentrate on the drama and not your paint tubes!
Reflections in Acrylic paints
Find out how to prepare your landscape in layers, working towards subtle colours so that you can add drama and reality. Using contrasting tones to create a striking image of rivers or lakes, these techniques will go on to inspire you to push your ambitions
Introduction to portraiture - sketching and drawing faces
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at portraiture, there is no better place to start than making a series of rapid “thumbnail” sketches. Using faces from magazines, we look at all the elements that go into a portrait, including how to recognise face types, shapes and expressions.
Street scenes in Pen and wash
The perfect method for the hesitant artist! We look at using a pen and a myriad of different marks to define objects and pick out the interesting details of a scene, using watercolours to bring out the tones and suggest mood and atmosphere
Talks and demonstrations also available on any of the above.
Other mediums and subjects available by request, e.g.
Starting out at portraits - basic elements and quick sketching for fun
Joys and woes of painting outdoors - the pros and cons!
Rocks and coasts in soft pastels - take a trip to the seaside
Figure drawing with graphite - tone, contrast = form
Drawing trees and old wood in graphite - textures galore!
What people say:
"Hazel was easy to contact and so quick to reply - our regular chap couldn't make it and Hazel stepped in at short notice - really glad now and we're hoping to have her back again!" Steph, NHAS
"Hi Hazel, Thank you so much for your lovely workshop last night. You put a lot of work into preparation and it was great that everyone had a go and got stuck in! All very different."
Rachel, Lost Art Group, Coal Aston
"Helpful, honest and reliable, we learned loads today thank you so much!" Brenda, Leicester
"Thank you Hazel, you’re very passionate and welcoming. I feel more than capable of producing my own work from home and thank you for exploring and teaching me how to use my own machine.” Monica via Craft Courses
"Sorry not to have written sooner. Thank you for a lovely couple of hours painting on 2nd July. I rarely find time to paint so this was a real 'me time' treat. Thoroughly enjoyed it, picked up some great tips and felt very inspired."
Ruth, On-line painting workshop
"Hazel is a very friendly , knowledgeable and talented lady who made this workshop very interesting . This was a great experience which I would certainly recommend to all age groups." Maureen via Craft Courses
"Hello Hazel, Our little group thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. You made it interesting and not too serious and I think most of us now have the incentive to carry on with acrylics, now that we are better informed.
Anita, Oakwood Art Group
"I can highly recommend Hazel for your art group - she brought a lot of new ideas and was great fun to boot!" Jon, Derbys Event Guild
"Thanks Hazel, Another fab zoom session with you. You explain it all very well. Think I may continue scribbling for awhile yet!"
Sue, On-line drawing workshop
"Thanks for a really great workshop, I learnt loads! A very relaxing way to spend the morning, it will definitely help with my drawing skills. Hazel is a great communicator and very patient, would highly recommend." Heather via Craft Courses
"Fantastic, superb instruction, very patient, puts you at ease and makes a fab tea” Jason via Craft Courses "
Really enjoyed this course! It was the first time I have drawn anything since school (a long time ago). In a short space of time through chatting Hazel identified my interests and areas to practice and we got going with the drawing. Memories came flooding back and I rekindled some of those lost skills. During the three hours I learnt some really useful techniques and tips which will certainly help me improve my drawing. Hazel made me feel very welcome, was a lot of fun and importantly provided tea and biscuits throughout 😁 Thank you very much” Andrew via Craft Courses
You can also visit Hazel in her own studio near Chesterfield on request, suitable for up to four people. Popular workshops include:
One-to-one or small group day landscape painting workshop - date by appointment
Learn how to create stunning landscapes in this relaxing and enjoyable workshop. Step-by-step demonstration and tuition will help us identify the correct colours and tonal values that will look both realistic and can be used to work up your own compositions afterwards.
Do you struggle to find realistic colours with acrylics? Learn how to mix with a limited palette of colours, and try different brush techniques to describe the subtle variety of textures in trees and the landscape. The King's Head Studio is comfortable and spacious enough for you to spread yourself out and spatter some paint about!
By the end of the workshop, you will have learned a series of transferrable skills that you can use for paintings of your own.
The day costs just £70 and includes all materials, plus refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits).
Materials not included which you will need to bring: A packed lunch and an apron/old shirt.
Lot of ideas and photographic source material will be provided, also a selection of original paintings and "mistakes" for you to study first-hand. All the materials are included, including a canvas for your final work. Refreshments (tea/coffee and lashings of biscuits) are also provided.
Please email me if you would like to attend and I will confirm the details.
Lino print making workshop
One-to-one or small group day lino printing workshop - date by appointment
Join me at one of my printmaking workshops at my studio in Derbyshire, near Chesterfield, where we will be exploring the technique of lino cutting, using easy to find materials and also looking at ways to continue your work once back at home, without the need of a printing press. The day will start with an inroduction to the medium with examples of prints and the original blocks, then after a coffee break we get started!
Students will learn the method and how to produce at least one finished image, progressing onto a second or even third colour if time permits. So we can share materials and ideas effectively, classes are limited to around six people. Classes are fun and relaxed and at the end of each day you will have a series of images to take home for framing or making into greetings cards etc.
The day costs just £70 and includes all materials, plus refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits).
Materials not included which you will need to bring:
Please bring a packed lunch, also an apron or old shirt, and an idea for what you would like to print, something quite simple works the best. If you don't have a particular idea I can suggest something which would work well.
Please email me the dates of when you would like to attend, and I will confirm the details.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Drypoint printmaking workshop
One-to-one or small group day drypoint metal plate engraving workshop - date by appointment
Join me at one of my printmaking workshops at my studio in Derbyshire, near Chesterfield, where we will be exploring the technique of drypoint engraving, using an aluminium plate and print press. The day will start with an inroduction to the medium with examples of prints and the original plates, then after a coffee break we get started!
Students will learn the method and how to produce a variety of tones and marks, making the most of the subtle nature of drypoint. So we can share materials and ideas effectively, classes are limited to around six people. Classes are fun and relaxed and at the end of each day you will have a series of images to take home for framing or making into greetings cards etc.
The day costs just £80 and includes all materials, plus refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits).
Materials not included which you will need to bring: Please bring a packed lunch, also an apron or old shirt, your reading glasses if you need them (the marks you make can be very detailed) and finally an idea for what you would like to print, something quite simple works the best. If you don't have a particular idea I can suggest something which would work well. Please email me if you would like to attend and I will confirm the details, or you may be able to book on-line via www.craftcourses.co.uk, if there are dates currently posted... I look forward to seeing you soon!