Join local artist Louise Ramsay in a series of art workshops around the Island
- 19 September 2023 - 17 October 2023
- Various locations
Join local artist Louise Ramsay in a series of art workshops around the Island. Kickstart your creativity and capture the unique light and ever-changing colour of our landscapes. All creative abilities welcome, materials provided.
Workshops take place on a Tuesday and are £5 per session, plus Eventbrite booking fee.
View all dates for this event
- Tuesday, 19 September / 10am to 12pm
- Tuesday, 26 September / 10am to 12pm
- Tuesday, 3 October / 10am to 12pm
- Tuesday, 10 October / 10am to 12pm
- Tuesday, 17 October / 10am to 12pm
Our series of taster workshops are for adults only and run once a week for five weeks at various heritage locations. Come and explore a host of creative techniques and processes, from charcoal drawing and coloured pastels, to painting and mixed media.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who wants to rediscover your artistic flair, our workshops offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, relax, unwind and meet like-minded people in a fun and supportive environment.
Each week there will be a different focus. Find out how the weather affects colour, materials affect texture and perspective affects shape and form.
At the end of each workshop, you will be given the opportunity to include your work in the upcoming ‘Discover the Artist in You!’ exhibition, which goes on display in the Link Gallery at Jersey Museum this December.
There is no right or wrong way of creating art and Louise will guide you through the process, giving you time to try new techniques and respond to the landscape around you.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who wants to rediscover your artistic flair, these workshops offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn a new skill, relax, unwind and meet like-minded JH Members in a fun and supportive environment.
Access and inclusion
Seating – there will be tables and benches onsite but the event may move around the site, so you are welcome to bring movable seating for your own needs.If you require any accommodations to enable you to access this event, please contact us.
Kickstart your creativity and capture the unique light and landscape of La Hougue Bie.
Explore shape, pattern and blind contour drawing using charcoal and ink; a fun and explorative drawing exercise, which is guaranteed to get your creativity flowing. Using the sense of sight and touch, learn to draw from observation.
Drawing the landscape without looking at your paper is where the “blind” part comes in. Taking away the ability to look at your drawing opens up an entire world of new challenges, exploration and play. Trust us, if you’ve never had a go at this before, you are going to love it!
Discover the unique light and landscape of Archirondel.
Gain knowledge of simple landscape and seascape painting techniques using acrylics, inspired by Jersey’s iconic landmark, Archirondel Tower. Learn from Louise about composition and colour. Practice mixing hues and explore how to use a brush for different paint effects.
Capture Jersey Heritage’s fleet of boats, using chalk and oil pastels. Starting at the Maritime Museum, we will then observe and draw the boats at high tide in the Old Harbour.
Pastels have been a favourite medium of many well-known artists, including Manet, Degas and Renoir—and with good reason! Pastels allow you to layer and blend vibrant colours to create a soft look.
In this week’s workshop, experiment with different surfaces; explore rough textures to make a grainy drawing, or smoother textures for a sharper result. Play around with different grip styles, learn to build up your pastel drawings with layers of colour and practice using blending to make shadows and reflections.
Join us at Jardin de la Mer, as we get creative with watercolours. If you’ve always wanted to explore the basics of watercolour painting in a playful and intuitive way, but not known where to start, or you’ve had a go but want a fresh spark of inspiration, this introductory workshop is for you.
In this week’s workshop you will learn techniques and tips on watercolour painting. Find your own unique style and self-expression as you put paint to paper, capturing the light and landscape of St Aubin’s Bay and Elizabeth Castle. Note the changes of colour and textures in the sand, the layers of blue sky and clouds and how to form your own interpretation of this incredible panorama.
Come to Hamptonne Country Life Museum and get creative with mixed media
In this week’s workshop you will learn how to build up a landscape picture, combining a range of media such as magazines, pastels, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and drawing inks.
Explore layering materials and have a go at adding text through collage and paint markers. This workshop is a great chance to experiment and have a go, considering Hamptonne’s historic landscape through a delight of different textures and media.