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Connections: adding Landscapes to Still Life

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Still life and landscapes are very different subjects which you can link together to create paintings of greater interest.

Image credit: Winifred Nicholson: Fireside (1956) © Trustees of Winifred Nicholson. Photo: © Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

This workshop is one of three inspired by the Truth and Beauty exhibition at the Granary Gallery.

Your tutor is Gail Wareham GSA, NAPA. You can see Gail’s work by visiting her website http://www.gailwareham.com.

During the day, we look at how you can successfully combine still life and landscape together, painting these two different subjects in one piece of artwork without detracting from either subject. We look at the work of Winifred Nicholson in the Truth & Beauty exhibition, who made it look such an easy combination, adding a landscape behind a table holding a drinks tray, or a distant landscape viewed through an open window, with a vase of flowers standing proud in the foreground. But there is a skill to adding these two subjects together within one painting, and we will look at how to overcome the problems of making one or the other too dominant, so we can create a painting that is well balanced and full of interest.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced students seeking to widen their skills. There are 10 places available.The workshop begins with a 30 minute guided tour of the exhibition Truth and Beauty upstairs in the Granary Gallery with James Lowther, Head of Visual Arts, Maltings.

The workshop will be held in the conference rooms on the mezzanine floor of the building. Gail will introduce the workshop over coffee, which can be purchased from the YHA cafe on the ground floor. We will break for lunch from 12.30 till 1pm, and you can bring a packed lunch or purchase it from the cafe. Our session finishes at 3pm.


Please bring

Sketch paper and pencil, rubber, ruler, eraser

A4 or A3 (your preference) painting paper, canvas paper, or stretched canvas.

Acrylic paints

Flat & Round head brushes

Water Pot

Kitchen towel / rag

Art Board

There is no need to print out and bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.


July 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Conference Rooms, YHA
Dewar’s Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom