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Observation, Pure and Simple: 1-day workshop with John Dobbs NEAC SWLA

The aim for the day will be to produce a series of paintings through direct observation of what is meaningful to you and try to present this to others. No decorating or second guessing and working as simply and unselfconsciously as possible.

In the morning, we will do a series of quick paintings simplifying form and finding the big shapes and then in the afternoon, more time will be spent on a longer still life setup.

About your tutor:  John Dobbs NEAC SWLA works mainly in oils, either direct from life or from drawings. He trained as a Draughtsman in electrical engineering before becoming a full time artist in 2003. He was awarded the NEAC Drawing Scholarship in 2012, and was elected a member of the NEAC in 2015. He was also elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2019, having shown with them for the past three years. He has shown with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters since 2010 and has shown with the Royal British Artists. He has also previously exhibited in The Discerning Eye and Lynn Painter Stainers Prize.


The Heatherley School of Fine Art
75 Lots Road, London
SW10 0RN


£60.00 (+ booking fee) for the day

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop. If you are eligible for a discount please email stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday, 26 February 2022
10:30 – 16:00

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