Author: Jo

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month:  Vernissage Fine Oil Colour [caption id="attachment_1187" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Testing out Vernissage Fine Oil Paints[/caption]   Oil Painting goes way back in time as an artist's medium, and indeed if you've studied Art History or spent any amount of...

Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month: Gerstaecker Aquarell Fine Studio Watercolours [caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Gerstaecker Aquarell Fine Studio watercolours[/caption] Watercolours are an ancient medium if you think of them as basically coloured pigment, suspended in water. Western artists began using a...

Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month: Catalyst Blades and Wedges I've been wanting to get my hands on some Blades and Wedges for a while as they looked like a really exciting and useful new product...

Hello and welcome to this month's materials blog for GreatArt! This month: I Love Art Acrylic White Brushes I'm often asked about brushes; especially which to choose for a particular medium, not to mention which shapes to go for and which sizes! As it's a big subject,...

Hello and welcome to my second materials blog for GreatArt! This month: Lino Prints, using Abig Lino cutting tools and Gerstaecker water based block printing ink. It seemed like a good idea to take a look at Lino printing, as I think many people are put off...

I've started to add new courses and dates for very early in the New Year-Have a look and go to book online to reserve your place! PDF Courses for Autumn 2014-Spring 2015 ...

Just finished a wonderful Summer School at RHS Harlow Carr! Lovely group of people and the chance to work in a beautiful environment! Loads of creative work using mark-making, mixed media and a huge range of materials and techniques...

Just finished a lovely project painting with all 120 children at Askwith Community Primary School! Great chance to do an extended project and work with all the children in a school from the youngest nursery age child to those just about to transfer to secondary school. All...

Fantastic Arts celebration day at the very beautiful RHS Harlow Carr! [caption id="attachment_569" align="alignnone" width="900"] Bespoke Banners for RHS Harlow Carr made by children from the HART Alliance Schools, Harrogate[/caption] Children from Hart Alliance schools, based around Harrogate, came together for a wonderful arts celebration event in...

NEW!!   I'm very excited to be running a four day Summer school at the wonderful RHS Harlow Carr this Summer. The course runs on 4 consecutive days in August and will absolutely make the most of the wonderful setting of the Harlow Carr Gardens. The course covers...

  I've just finished researching and putting together an exciting new Learning Pack for Newby Hall near Ripon. The pack is designed to be used by Primary schools as a starting point for activities during a visit to Newby, but also contains loads of cross-curricular activities...

Last summer the wonderful York sculptor Harold Gosney, held a retrospective of about 30 year's work in Ripon...

A group of Schools from around the Ripon area were able to work on a range of art projects thanks to funding from the Mukerjee Trust- my chance to work as artist in residence for this short project! The abstract tree painting was by a pupil...

Finally, after a pretty tricky year of mud and chaos, my new studio/ workshop is up and running! It's just off the main road between Harrogate and Ripon at Wormald Green, and really easy to find. I've already held my first course course in the studio-thanks...