The Joys of Painting & Sketching with Lesley Anderson Smith

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The week will embrace the joys of sketching outdoors and catching a flavour of this beautiful location with a wide range of subject matter to appeal to all tastes:- cobbled streets, buildings, rooftops, weathered doors, fishing boats, street scenes, markets, seascapes and landscapes etc

Whether beginner or more advanced, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the physical and creative experience of working outdoors developing your drawing and painting skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Guidance and demos will be offered exploring different techniques, themes and approaches with instruction tailored to suit individual needs and abilities.

Reference to the basic visual elements of line, tone, colour, pattern, texture, shape, composition will be incorporated throughout the week.

Each day will be divided into a morning and afternoon session with lunch served back at the art school between 1pm -2.30pm.

Mornings will typically be spent sketching outdoors on location as a group. Afternoons can be spent sketching outdoors or if preferred students can paint back at the art school working from still life or developing their earlier sketches. Please feel free to bring iPad, or camera as an aid to memory.


The week will allow scope for personal exploration of creative ideas through experimentation and working with a range of media. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own style and to embrace their shared love of art within a social setting and mutually supportive environment.

Although the week offers broad scope for involvement there is no pressure to conform to strict timetables.

The course cost includes taxi pick up from Faro, 7 nights accommodation, all food and drink as well as a mid week excursion to the island of Armona. It does not include the flight to Portugal

About Lesley Anderson (Smith)

Lesley graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1988 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art specialising in drawing and painting.</p> <p>Principally ... read more about Lesley Anderson (Smith)

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