Landscape and Life drawing with Louise Waugh and Julia Adams 2 - 12 July 2018


MONDAY 2ND July –THURSDAY 12th July (10 nights) Working from the landscape and the life model with Louise Waugh and Julia Adams.


sunThis interesting course, to be taught by 2 experienced teachers both passionate about their subject, is aimed at students of all levels, from the absolute beginner to the more experienced artist. It takes place during Palio time, which sees the medieval hill top village of Casole d’Elsa come alive with processions, music and street parties in the lead-up to the race. The course will offer 7 days of tuition, with Julia and Louise teaching on alternate days. Louise will be painting en plein air from the stunning surrounding landscape and Julia will be painting in the studio from the life model. There is also an optional trip as well as a day off to enjoy the fun of the Palio.

We will explore a wide range of materials and working methods. Louise will help you to capture the immediacy and feel of the landscape through the observation of light, colour and pattern; Julia will encourage you to draw freely with a sense of fun and confidence, developing and refining hand-eye coordination through short poses and more considered responses to the longer ones.

juliatuscanyWe will provide a list of materials that will encourage you to use the techniques you are familiar with, as well as exploring new ones. A1 sheets of good quality cartridge paper will be included to encourage you to work large in the studio.

Taught days will usually run from 9.30am – 12.30, with breaks for lunch, siesta and perhaps a swim in the local pool, with teaching re-starting again at until 5.30 pm. The studios will be open for you to use throughout the day and evening. Lunch can be bought in one of the local bars just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Centre, or prepared in the Martini or Annex kitchens at the Centre with food bought from the local shops.


wrapped indian ink on paper 86 x 60 cmJulia studied Fine Art at Dartington College of Arts and at The Bristol School of Art. She is a qualified Art teacher with over 20 years’ experience in Art Education, gaining an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for classroom teaching.

In 2007 she started to live a creative life away from the art room: combining her love of art and travel, she became part of Adventure Cruising, teaching watercolour painting on the ships Spirit of Adventure and The Quest for Adventure. It was here that Julia discovered her enjoyment in teaching adults. Her life paintings have been exhibited in galleries in the South West of England, London, The RWA, Bristol, and nationally at the Affordable Art Fairs. At present she is represented by Tinca Gallery in Portishead and this October will be having a solo exhibition Drawn from Life, the details of which are available on her website Julia is an Artist Network Member of The RWA.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

mirror_crBEX, Life Model

Bex is a sponsored athlete (trained as a figure athlete) and is a British finalist as well as teaching Pilates, Yoga, Dance and all things fitness.  She has travelled the world teaching fitness and sailing.  She makes a brilliant life model with her superb fitness she is able to hold interesting short and long poses.  She will add to the interest of the life drawing/painting part of the course and Julia is very much looking forward to working with her. 





on the walk to monteguidilouise-waugh-A painter and printmaker for many years, Louise has tutored in painting since 2005 on small group holidays in Spain, Italy and Morocco. Her work has been featured in the magazines Artists and Illustrators and World of Interiors, and has been displayed several times in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside, The RWA in Bristol, and galleries in the Cotswolds and the South West, including Cornwall Contemporary. She is currently represented by The Marine House at Beer, Devon. Her paintings have also been vineyardexhibited in galleries in Spain and the U.S.A. Louise is happiest painting out of doors and puts much emphasis on the importance of keeping sketchbooks. She enjoys travelling to new places and communicating her enthusiasm to students of all abilities. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





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