'Painting Summer Light' 1-day workshop with Julie Jackson NEAC

This workshop is an introduction to moving outside and making drawings and paintings in the open air. You will spend the day in St James Park painting one picture in the morning light and one in the afternoon light. Intense visual and emotional responses can be triggered by a view, a glimpse of sun through the trees, or reflected light on water. You will begin by looking at the main tones of the scene, simplifying the shapes, then building the painted image. Completing work on the spot will give you invaluable experience.

You will meet at the Mall Galleries Learning Centre at 10:30am, making one painting in the morning session - 10.30 - 1.00pm, and one in the afternoon 2.00 - 4.30pm. [Lunch - 1.00 - 2.00].

There will be a plenary session at the end of the day


Learning Centre, Mall Galleries,
The Mall, London SW1


£55 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

Wednesday 23rd August

10:30 – 16:00


  • a view finder,
  • a light folding easel if you have one,
  • a light sketching stool, - or you can use a park bench, but this can be more restrictive.
  • pencil, charcoal, rubber & sketchbook.
  • Oils - medium to small canvases or boards. Brushes / palette knife, solvent mixed with one part  linseed oil. rags for cleaning brushes etc.
  • Water based paints - Heavy watercolour paper, masking tape, a light weight board, water pots, small water sprayer for acrylics [ the type used for spraying plants ].
  • Please bring your preferred colour palette some basic suggestions - Cadmium yellow, Cobalt or Cerulean blue, Cadmium red, Rose madder or Alizarin Crimson, Titanium White, Burnt Sienna. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these, just bring what you can.

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