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Block printing with Molly Mahon 24 May 2021 Block printing with Molly Mahon 24 May 2021 Learn the art of block printing with Molly Mahon

Experience the joy of block print with Molly Mahon in Charleston's beautiful 17th century barns.  This year Molly's carefully curated workshops are 'inspired by the english garden'. The day will include a private tour of the house and an introduction to Charleston's beautiful garden with gardener Harry Hoblyn.  You will print and take away a runner and four matching napkins. Molly will bring carved wooden blocks to use, created exclusively for this series of workshops.

The price includes private tour and all materials as well as a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

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Painting in the garden - summer | 19 July 2021 Painting in the garden - summer | 19 July 2021 Painting in summer

The garden at Charleston, designed by artist and critic Roger Fry, was planted to be painted. Join artist Julian Le Bas for a day’s intensive painting tuition, and lose yourself in the atmosphere of the walled garden and surrounding grounds.

Suitable for improvers, this workshop will look at approaches to composition, with a particular emphasis on colour. Students may work in oil or acrylic. Easels and boards provided. Students will need to provide their own paints and brushes.

The cost of the day includes a tour of the house and garden, a delicious lunch, tea and coffees.

About the artist:

Born in 1958 – Sussex based painter Julian Le Bas studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design. Graduating at Brighton Polytechnic in 1981, with an affinity with the landscape developed; This was further explored in Cyprus at the College of Art on a Post Graduate Course in 1984.

Le Bas was selected for a Solo show at The Towner in 1990 and has exhibited widely including, The Bede Gallery, Jarrow, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, and The Jerwood Drawing Prize. He has just finished exhibiting his exhibition ‘Carpe Diem’ at St. Anne’s Galleries in Lewes.

Norbert Lynton wrote in the catalogue, ‘Artists in Sussex in the Twentieth Century’,’ For Julian Le Bas landscape is a live encounter and art, re-enacting of specific experi

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Painting in the garden - autumn | 6 September 2021 Painting in the garden - autumn | 6 September 2021 The garden at Charleston, designed by artist and critic Roger Fry, was planted to be painted. Join artist Julian Le Bas for a day’s intensive painting tuition, and...

The garden at Charleston, designed by artist and critic Roger Fry, was planted to be painted. Join artist Julian Le Bas for a day’s intensive painting tuition, and lose yourself in the atmosphere of the Walled Garden and surrounding grounds.

Suitable for improvers, this workshop will look at approaches to composition, with a particular emphasis on colour. Students may work in oil or acrylic. Easels and boards provided. Students will need to provide their own paints and brushes.

The cost of the day includes a tour of the house and garden, a delicious lunch, tea and coffees.

About the artist:

Born in 1958 – Sussex based painter Julian Le Bas studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design. Graduating at Brighton Polytechnic in 1981, with an affinity with the landscape developed; This was further explored in Cyprus at the College of Art on a Post Graduate Course in 1984.

Le Bas was selected for a Solo show at The Towner in 1990 and has exhibited widely including, The Bede Gallery, Jarrow, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, and The Jerwood Drawing Prize. He has just finished exhibiting his exhibition ‘Carpe Diem’ at St. Anne’s Galleries in Lewes.

Norbert Lynton wrote in the catalogue, ‘Artists in Sussex in the Twentieth Century’,’ For Julian Le Bas landscape is a live encounter and art, re-enacting of specific experiences, in paint or with charc

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Still Life with Rose Electra Harris | 14 June 2021 Still Life with Rose Electra Harris | 14 June 2021 Using a mixture of drawing materials including inks, oil and chalk pastels, Rose will lead you through a variety of exercises to loosen you up and teach you to use colour and...

Using a mixture of drawing materials including inks, oil and chalk pastels, Rose will lead you through a variety of exercises to loosen you up and teach you to use colour and pattern in a new way.

Always inspired by the interior and everyday objects, Rose will create a number of still life sets to draw from throughout the day, inspired by Charleston and her favourite objects of the home, as well as flowers from the beautiful gardens.

Rose will focus on drawing things as you see them, rather than as they are. Rose finds in her own practice that distortion or abstraction of objects can often create a more effective result. Staying well away from the use of pencils and rubbers, Rose will encourage the class to be bold with pattern and colours and drawing with free and loose marks.

Along with her own work, Rose will reference work from the Bloomsbury artists as well as her other favourite artists.

This class is suiatble for all levels.

About the tutor:

Rose Electra Harris (b.1991) is a London-based artist working mostly in drawing and printmaking, predominately in etching and screen-printing. She completed her BA Hons in Printmaking at Brighton University in 2015 and now works from her studio in South London.

Rose uses her work to explore the interior, creating dreamlike, surreal and vibrant interpretations of domestic spaces. To her, a room is an oasis and the things within it are what bring it to life. She reimagines the colourful dialogue that exists between space and furnishings, returning to certain imagery – chandeliers, lemon squeezers, chairs or freestanding baths – in her scenes, which make use of a singularly distorted perspective. She uses decorative motifs, exotic hues, intricate patterns and rich textures throughout her work. All of her pieces start life as drawings. Like most artists, Rose learned to draw before she learned to print, and although the majority of her work centres around the craft of printmaking, she feels drawn to ink and pastels. 

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Planting a classic cottage garden | Monday 12th July 2021 Planting a classic cottage garden | Monday 12th July 2021 Planting a classic cottage garden

Planting a Classic Cottage Garden

Monday 12th July

Since the times of Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson, the charm and beauty of traditional Cottage Gardens has become loved throughout the world.

If you would like a garden brimming with all the old favourites, like lavender, roses and honeysuckle and buzzing with bees, join us for an inspirational day of planting design at Charleston.

Juliet Sargeant will explain the use and care of traditional plants, and introduce you to newer varieties that also give the cottage feeling.

We will look at classic planting combinations and learn how to stock a flower bed for a relaxed, but stunning summer display.

 

No design or gardening experience is necessary

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Planting and gardening on chalk | Monday 16th August 2021 Planting and gardening on chalk | Monday 16th August 2021 Charleston Farmhouse nestles at the foot of the rolling South Downs, close to the famous image of the Long Man of Wilmington carved into the chalky hillside. The beautiful...

Charleston Farmhouse nestles at the foot of the rolling South Downs, close to the famous image of the Long Man of Wilmington carved into the chalky hillside.

The beautiful flowerbeds are formed from the limey soil and its ponds are dug into the white bedrock.

If you garden on chalk, Charleston is a wonderful place to be inspired to celebrate your garden, its soil and everything that you can grow.

Don’t wish for rhodendrons!

Join Juliet Sargeant to learn about all the chalk-loving plants like, clematis, iris, campanulas, lavender. How to cultivate them and how to combine them to create beautiful chalk gardens.

 

No design or gardening experience is necessary.

By the end of the day you will:

·       Understand about the formation of chalky soil and how to keep it healthy

·       Know about plant requirements on a chalky soil and how to look after your plants

·       Know the best plants for a chalky soil

·       Be able to combine plants for a chalk planting scheme

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Charleston art and inspiration for garden planting | Monday 20th September 2021 Charleston art and inspiration for garden planting | Monday 20th September 2021 Charleston Farmhouse and its surrounding landscape was the inspiration for much of the work of the Bloomsbury Group. And in turn, their work has become an inspiration in itself. ...

Charleston Farmhouse and its surrounding landscape was the inspiration for much of the work of the Bloomsbury Group. And in turn, their work has become an inspiration in itself.

This art and garden workshop, is an opportunity to explore the interface between the visual art, the spoken word and creative gardening. To draw inspiration from the house, the garden and the work at Charleston in order to develop your own, original planting scheme.

We will spend time enjoying and analysing the work in the house and garden, before moving on to use the colours and themes to design new planting schemes based on what we see.

This day is for anyone who enjoys experimenting, playing with colour and creating new planting schemes.

No gardening or artistic experience is necessary.

By the end of the day you will:

·       Have been inspired by the setting and work of Charleston house and garden

·       Be able to analyse your own response to the artwork

·       Use your own thoughts about the artwork to develop an original planting scheme

 

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