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Below is a list of courses I will be teaching next starting in August and September 2019. Please note for exact course start dates please click on the for more infomation and enrol purple tab listed at the end of each course.

 

 Classes and workshops Taught by Neil                                                                                        

 

 

Courses in Yorkshire, UK

 

Introduction to Etching Evening course:  Wednesdays, starts 07 August, 18:00 at The Art House Wakefield, Yorkkshire, UK  

 

Cost of the Course £85 per person. Limited Availability!  

 

Learn how to draw, print and create visual ideas by investigating the possibilities of etching. Explore combinations of line, tone and texture using a range of traditional etching techniques.

You will cover a range of printmaking skills and topics including how printmakers have used images to create original intaglio prints, develop and create experimental and finished prints using hard ground, soft ground and drypoint etchings. This course will give you the opportunity to discover and share with others the possibilities creating your own original prints, generate creative results, extend your skills and develop your own ideas. You will have the opportunity to develop new or existing printing skills across the 4 sessions.

 

For more information and to book please follow the link below:

https://the-arthouse.org.uk/workshops/introduction-to-etching/

 

New dates for Neils Bretton courses coming soon...  A Course in Watercolour Skills and Watercolour Skills and Techniques

Course dates: Coming Soon  

Venue: West Bretton Village Hall, 24 Bretton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4LB

 

And a Course in Drawing Skills and Techniques 

Course dates: coming soon 

Summer Term part 1: 30th April to 11th June 2019.

Summer Term part 2: 18th June -23rd July 2019

Course Times: 1pm to 3pm 

Venue: West Bretton Village Hall, 24 Bretton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4LB

 

For furter information: e-mail: njpittaway@hotmail.com 

 

Courses in London Starting this September

 

  • Please note there is a 10 Percent discount on all the below WMC courses until August 2019 at WMC College 

 

Ten Week Watercolour Skills and Techniques Courses at WMC College 

This course is very good for students wishing to start painting with watercolours or those wishing to improve their watercolour painting in both traditional and none traditional ways. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries both observed and imagined.

 

For more information and to enrol please click here

 

Venue WMC (The Camden College) London 

 

Ten Week Drawing Skills and Techniques Courses at WMC College 

This course is the course for you if you want to learn to draw or improve your drawing skills and techniques.

All levels welcome including beginners and those who may not have done any drawing for a long time as well as well as those with more experience.

 

Through being taught a range of different drawing techniques you will have the opportunity to develop your skills further, in key areas such as perspective, observational still life, portraiture, and landscape.

Drawing is complex and it requires time to develop your skills. This course gives you an opportunity to consolidate your skills throughout the year.

 

For more information and to enrol please click here

 

Venue WMC (The Camden College) London 

 

Ten week Printmaking Courses at WMC College 

You will learn about and use a wide range of print making processes to produce your own original prints.

Print making processes and techniques will include mono printing, etching, lino printing, dry point, soft-ground etching aquatint, and collagraph printing. You will begin to use a range of print making techniques to generate immediate creative results, extend your skills and develop your own ideas. New starters are welcome at any time of year.

Level: Beginner and intermediate 

For more information and to enrol please click here

Venue WMC (The Camden College) London 

 

5 Week courses:  Sketchbook on location at WMC College   

Want to learn to use a sketchbook to draw on location in London, both outside and in museums. This drawing class is for anyone wanting to use a sketchbook to develop and extend their drawing skills on location. You will go out and about to a range of locations around London to practice drawing from a diverse range of subjects. There will be an opportunity to explore techniques and processes drawing from the landscape and the hustle and bustle of London to working in museums. The course will introduce you to different ways of approaching drawing using a sketchbook on location as part of a friendly supportive group of like-minded people. You will be taught by one of the country’s leading professional Artists Neil Pittaway a member of the New English Art Club and be given
guidance and one to one support at every stage of the course on how to approach and use a variety of subjects and drawing materials to produce your own drawings.

 

For more information and to enrol please click on the link below: 

http://ebs4portal-live.wmcollege.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ng=PublicProspectus&na=ReloadCourseList&m=41&state=TOPIC_CODE$Z223|DESCRIPTION$Advanced%20Drawing:%20On%20Location%20Sketchbook

 

 

5 Week courses: Advanced Drawing at WMC College  

This course is an opportunity to develop your drawing skills. We will undertake activities addressing perspective, foreshortening, textural effects, depiction of light, mark making and other drawing techniques, but the sessions will also be directed by the interests of the group and support individual development and projects.

 

For more information and to enrol please click on the link below:

http://ebs4portal-live.wmcollege.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ng=PublicProspectus&na=ReloadCourseList&m=41&state=TOPIC_CODE$Z487%7CDESCRIPTION$Drawing:%20Advanced%20Skills

 

Saturday courses: Watercolour From Scratch at WMC College

This course is very good for students wishing to start painting with watercolours or those wishing to improve their watercolour painting in both traditional and none traditional ways. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries both observed and imagined.

 

For more information and to enrol please click on the link below:

http://ebs4portal-live.wmcollege.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ng=PublicProspectus&na=ReloadCourseList&m=41&state=TOPIC_CODE$Z357%7CDESCRIPTION$Watercolour%20from%20Scratch

 

 

   Links                                                                                          

 

 

 

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London:
  • You can view the works that the Victoria and Albert museum as of Neil's by visiting the Prints and drawings study room at the museum. 

 

 

  

Italy in Britain                                                                        Britannia Square 

          

 

  • The Bankside Gallery, London -  The Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers http://www.banksidegallery.com

 

                                                                 

 

  • Eastern Daily Press, UK King's Lynn Arts Centre relaunch article and presentation of Neil's etching to Actor Brendan Coyle.