with artist and tutor Sheena Phillips

Sunday 18th April from 11am - 3pm



In order to fulfil our obligations to tutors and models, as well as sustaining cash flow to the school, please note that we are only able to offer 50% of each class capacity to those booking with credit. If you are not able to redeem your course credit this term, we will endeavour to honour your credit in the following term. Please read our Refund Policy closely.

In this online workshop with artist Sheena Phillips, students will learn the art of adding atmosphere to their paintings. Although the previous workshop will address the tone and design, we will also develop different palettes so that we can have a good range of colour and tone for our painting.

This workshop can be taken alone, or together with the Atmospheric Landscapes Workshop One, which has a different focus.

Starting using sketches in darks and light, colour studies and photographs, we will then touch on how to set yourself up for success before you start painting along with learning about a limited palate, dull colours, intense colours.

We will practice with limited colours so that you are able to let your mind focus on other things.

The aim of the workshop is to paint what you want to say in your own way, and above all to be kind to yourself.


Links to videos will be sent out before the workshops.

Materials List

Any paints, pastels or crayons that you have. Sheena will demonstrate in watercolour and pastel with perhaps some charcoal.


These materials will be useful for the sketches:

- A4 or A5 sketch book with cartridge paper

- Soft 6b pencil

- White pastel

- Charcoal

- White, grey and black paint of any kind.


You will need for paintings:

- Good quality watercolour. paper at least 140lb weight

- Paint in colours: - Red, Yellow, Blue, & Black/Payne’s grey/Sepia


You do not need all of these but at least one warm and cool colour of each primary colour.  Look at the colours that you have already and try to decide which they are.


You will have to open the tube and try then out on a bit of paper!!  Add some water and then some black and see what happens.


Brushes   1-1.5in flat brush Size 6 and 10 round and a small detail brush.

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