Teaching and Workshops
Scroll below to see a couple of examples of previous taught workshop offerings.
ART SCHOOLS? ORGANISATIONS? GROUPS, SOCIETIES, FRIENDS or INDIVIDUALS – How can I help you?
In person or via Zoom? I travel across the UK and further to teach.
Please email over any questions or to receive a PDF price-list. email@example.com
*I can deliver sessions on drawing – drawing Strategies – watercolour – ink – composition – Key Visual Elements….in fact any of the crucial but often overlooked art basics.
I am a qualified and Experienced Teacher – Kim Whitby BEd Art MA. I have a portable DBS and Public Liability Insurance.
Are you an artist without a formal teaching background, who has been asked to teach and would like a little support planning how to go about it?
As an experienced classroom teacher I am able to offer teaching guidance delivered to you in a collaborative coaching style, enabling you to present a coherent and effective learning experience where you can share your artistic expertise with confidence.
Complete confidentiality assured. Virtual. Informal. Friendly. Experienced. An hour can really help!
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A few comments from student artists…although I am usually so busy supporting learners on a teaching day that I always forget to ask for reviews. Do drop me a line if I have taught you and you’d like to add a comment. Many thanks, Kim.
Taught Watercolour Day Workshop (with simple Colour Theory)
TAUGHT COLOUR WORKSHOP
NOW ON Friday 27th January 2023 10-4pm
Join Kim for a workshop day of COLOUR!
Colour Workshop Day : A fun and practical exploration of colour to lift your artwork to a new level.
Enjoy learning how understanding a little colour theory can lift your artwork into a new direction. Very practical.
A morning of teaching with watercolour materials provided and an afternoon of application in the medium of your choice (or you may use the watercolour materials provided with the course into the afternoon also)
Suitable for all who work in colour. (Watercolourists/oil painters/acrylic artists/pencil and pastel artists….)
Materials provided to work in watercolour, but you may bring your own if preferred or wish to use another medium, particularly in the afternoon.
EMAIL ME TO check availability and *book when I send an online payment link firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea and coffee provided – BYO lunch (or pop out for the hour!)
*BOOKING ADVICE FOR ALL WORKSHOPS AND COURSES-Please book directly with me.-Bookings accepted in the order that they are received.-Payment secures booking (online link)-Minimum and maximum numbers – course will be confirmed as soon as the minimum of bookings are made.NB No refunds after the course is confirmed as running. I promise all requests will be dealt with in the order which they are received…and ASAP
Composition; developing a considered artwork.
13th and 14th Feb 2023
Bring your own materials. Advice given a month or so prior to the course.
A two day workshop considering common compositional approaches, and ways to develop an artwork (or series of artworks).
How to set about developing a more considered artwork.
What are possible developmental stages and helpful stages to research?
What are traditional ways of setting out a composition?
How big should I work?
What shape should my work be?
DAY ONE (10-4pm)
The first day will involve a demonstration and talk by me about how I go about gathering what I need to develop a composition.
We will then make drawings together in an outdoor setting – some longer studies and some quicker sketches. In various scales and media.
DAY TWO (10-4pm)
Day two will begin with a presentation about traditional approaches to composition, an exercise or two to unpick some well known works in terms of composition and then the remainder of the day will spent evolving these ideas into preparatory drawings using your own research.
Each day will culminate with a short review and reflection on what we have done.
By the end of the two days you will have experienced developing a more considered artwork. You will have gained a better understanding of some of the different traditional compositional approaches. You will have made lots of preparatory drawings.
Sketching and collecting research. Selecting and planning. Making a plan of action.
Tea and coffee provided (bring your own lunch or pop out)
*BOOKING ADVICE FOR ALL WORKSHOPS AND COURSES-Please book directly with me.-Bookings accepted in the order that they are received.-Payment secures booking (online link)-Minimum and maximum numbers – course will be confirmed as soon as the minimum of bookings are made.NB No refunds after the course is confirmed as running. I promise all requests will be dealt with in the order which they are received…and ASAP!
NEW DATES IN SPRING 2023!
PLEIN AIR MENTORED GROUP
Meet weekly – location weather dependent but often working from my base*, for a MENTORED SESSION in medium of your choice and individual subject matter.
Kim Whitby works ‘en plein air’ and will coach and support you working in the outdoors too by providing teaching support in both drawing and painting in the medium of your choice.
You will initiate your project and have individual input and coaching, to help you along the way, whilst having the companionship of fellow artists. This is not a formally taught course but Kim is able to help with most drawing and painting struggles at an individual level. She can help with any practical plein air considerations.
BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS OF CHOICE.
(minimum and maximum numbers) *with hot drinks/loo/place to warm up/practical support if you forget anything etc
EMAIL ME TO check availability and book* when I send an online payment link email@example.com
*BOOKING ADVICE FOR ALL WORKSHOPS AND COURSES-Please book directly with me.-Bookings accepted in the order that they are received.-Payment secures booking (online link)-Minimum and maximum numbers – course will be confirmed as soon as the minimum of bookings are made.NB. No refunds after course is confirmed as running. I AM AWAY TEACHING 10-15th SEPT – don’t worry if there is a delay in my reply – I promise all requests will be dealt with in the order which they are received…and ASAP!
TAUGHT EVENING CLASS
WET DRAWING COURSE FOR WORKS ON PAPER; IN INK AND WATERCOLOUR
5 WEEK blocks (20 in total) –
(option to change to Zoom delivery/delay the start if necessary re C19)
New dates to be set…
“I have taught wet drawing skills in various guises for some years in a mixture of places; London, Hampshire Sussex and now I bring my experience to Worcestershire.
Join me to methodically unpick the processes, skills and concepts required to work on paper in a contemporary manner, but where the paper acts as the white as it does in traditional watercolour paintings.”
Learn more about controlling, sequencing, planning and understanding a wet work on paper. Visit the key visual concepts of tone, line, pattern, texture, colour and shapes and spaces.
Suitable for aspiring watercolourists….frustrated watercolourists and anyone intrigued by lovely tonal ink!
Taught in 2 hour weekly evening sessions of 5 nights at a time (20 sessions in total) Best begun at the beginning for maximum benefit.
EMAIL ME TO check availability and provisionally book when I send an online payment link firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Whitby was a finalist in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016, and was subsequently invited to teach by Tai Shan Schierenberg when he was Head of Painting in a well known London Academy. Kim devised and wrote a course in wet drawing techniques where both ink and watercolour are explored; which is her wet drawing. She now teaches this and other ways of working in various settings.
NB This IS NOT a course in pen and wash.
Over the full 20 weeks you will…
Start to become familiar with the unique qualities and properties of water based mediums.
Be helped to develop your drawing skills.
Practically explore a range of techniques used with wet drawing.
Developing tonal awareness practically using ink.
Explore the visual elements of line, tone, pattern, shape and space and colour practically in a composition.
Start to develop a range of mark making strategies and vocabulary.
Be given planning guidance about how to tackle a work on paper, where the paper acts as the lightest tone or colour.
Be introduced to how to build washes and depth in a work on paper, and start to use resists and other materials to make a variety of different marks and/or results.
See how ink skills translate effortlessly into watercolour working.
Learn some simple, but very practical colour theory, to employ when using watercolour.
Explore working at various scales and speeds.
Consider the practicality of water based media for outdoor ‘en plein air ‘ sketching.
Learn skills which are useful in all aspects of drawing and art.
By the end of the full course you will have…
Explored working and mark making in both ink and Watercolour on a variety of scales and to a variety of levels of finish, developing an awareness of the medium’s unique qualities.
Considered the six key visual elements practically and theoretically.
Begun to develop strategies when tackling a work on paper where the paper acts as the white.
Extended your drawing into a fresh direction.
Sketched! Made explorations. Made drawings. Explored the process of working wet on paper.