Ever wondered what it is that makes good art great?

come paint with me and find out!

 

I am author of 'Creative Me'  Keys to Creativity

(Graffeg, 2015) and have regular articles published in

Artist's and Illustrators, Leisure Painter 

and Psychologies magazines.

I am also an accredited Golden Artist Paints, Inc,

Artist Educator.

My studio, gallery, and workshop experiences

won Gold in the 2018/19 Visit Carmarthenshire Awards.

 

 

I'd love you to learn with me 

Helen Elliott Art

My workshops are suitable for both adventurous beginners

and experienced artists who want to explore creativity and new techniques.

June - 16,17,18,19,       

10am - 12 noon daily

Essentials of Painting £90
online 'live' workshop

 

A four-day journalling workshop looking into the design, colour and process of 'how art works'. 

Learn what makes a good painting great and how to apply these lessons to your own work. 

Suitable for all abilities, including enthusiastic beginners and those who want to take their paintings to the next level. 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • A daily 2 hour live, interactive group tutorial /demonstration each morning from 10am - 12noon BST.

  • Online gallery to upload your work to, so that we can inspire each other and I can review and support progress.

  • Daily live Q&A and review session after class.

July -  over two weekends,  18,19  &  25, 26  

10 - 12 noon daily

Creative Confidence £90
online 'live' workshop

It’s back, it’s better and I am delighted to be hosting this again - my informative, intuitive painting workshop. 

Now Rewritten, Reworked, and Re-energised to be just as fabulous online.  

This year "Creative Me"  has a new name - "Creative Confidence" and is rolling on the theme of “Review, Refresh, Reinvent”.

Suitable for those with some painting experience and enthusiastic beginners. Bring your brush along and get ready to explore,  through a series of demonstrations and exercises,  your unique creative potential.  Taught in acrylic paints. See previous workshop participant's work here: Creative Me May 2020

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • A daily 2 hour live, interactive group tutorial /demonstration each morning from 10am - 12noon BST.

  • Extra pre-recorded demonstration film of the course.

  • Online gallery to upload your work to, so that we can inspire each other and I can review and support progress.

  • Daily live Q&A and review session after class.

  • Emailed individual feedback, based on your experience over the four days.  

 

The workshop is delivered via a Zoom meeting room so that we can all see each other, as we would in a face to face workshop.

 

August, 11-14

10 - 12 noon daily

Summer Sketchbook £90
online 'live' workshop

Join me for four days in the hight of summer taking our sketchbooks outside and coming back into the studio for interactive tuition and support.

We'll build up a concertina sketchbook using collage, note-taking, sketches and colour samples. A great resource for the next season's paintings in the studio.

Whether it is your garden, a beach, woodland, a local park or a townscape; the techniques and teachings will provide a of wealth material and inspiration.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • A daily hour of live, interactive group tutorial /demonstration each morning from 11am - 12noon BST. This will be followed by a daily downloadable project for you to follow. 

  • Extra pre-recorded demonstration film of the course.

  • Online gallery to upload your work to, so that we can inspire each other and I can review and support progress.

  • Daily live Q&A and review session after class.

The workshop is delivered via a Zoom meeting room so that we can all see each other, as we would in a face to face workshop.

 

BOOK NOW

Four days of beautiful, intuitive, soothing soul-filled art-making.

Let go of expectations,

get creative.

Journalling & Essentials

£90

Take four days to learn the real essentials of successful painting: colour, line and design... in journal form.

Four days to make and fill a sketch book full of mementos summer.

Includes collage, drawing, colour notes.

What participants say

"This is the first time I have taken part in an online course and it worked really well. Because I was at home on my own, I didn’t feel distracted by others in the group and wasn’t tempted to compare work. A large group in a room face to face may not have been so productive for me, as I feel I made really good use of the time.
Helen’s way of teaching was superb, with a great mix of demonstration and theory, along with encouragement. I feel that I was challenged to get out of my comfort zone and explore new ways of working, which was exactly what I wanted."

  Sarah Jones, May 2020

I live in Tenerife so being able to do this workshop from home via Zoom was fantastic!

Helen is such a good teacher in how she explains and demonstrates and even though we were not in the same room I didn't feel like it took anything away from the experience.

I felt more comfortable and free being in my own home and therefore not intimidated by seeing others work. 

I enjoyed all of it, spending time with Helen and seeing how she builds a picture was wonderful, pushing and challenging my own creative self, seeing everyone else’s work and different styles at the end of the day. 

As a complete beginner, I didn’t have high expectations but taking photos each day of my work I can now see the massive improvement from day 1 through to day 4. 


I have learnt so much and looking forward to my 121 feedback with Helen, and to continue learning my new hobby!

Sharon McCully, May 2020

Fiona

Thank you again for a lovely day ... I will definitely be coming along to paint with you again.

I'm an engineer so everything I do at work is about detail and precision. I love the colours in your paintings and how you manage to simplify the images and keep them recognisable but stop them looking childish. 

Now I feel a lot more confident about how to build my painting up in layers - and not get too worried about it looking a mess at the beginning. I've learned so many new techniques and tips - thank you.

Wilma

I lacked confidence to start my own project and initially worried I would not be able to keep up - this soon dissipated however.   

I enjoyed being able to plan and draft an interesting landscape I learned so much and Helen put me completely at my ease. I was very happy with Helen’s advice and suggestions throughout. 

 

The day was intense but extremely enjoyable. I could have come back the next day to paint more!" 

Kerry

'Booking myself a spot on the course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

 

Helen is not only an accomplished artist but she is a natural teacher and an excellent mentor. Her guidance and honest advice, both with my artwork and in beginning my new career as an artist, are invaluable.

 

I cannot recommend the course highly enough!'

Bron

What an absolutely brilliant; superb; inspirational; magical; creative; uncomfortable; positive; collaborative; supported; encouraging; challenging; refreshing; freeing; calming; energising; roller-coaster of emotions day....LOVING IT.... LOVING IT!! 

And her comments 4 years later -  Little did I know four years ago today, that a weekend with Helen Elliott was going to change the  direction my life would take - and improve it beyond measure. Feeling really blessed that I am where I am right now.

© Helen Elliott

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