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Diary

THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH

Painting days

Artist, Janet Wikinson painting at last year’s en plein air event

Following last year’s success, artists of all levels – from students and amateurs to professionals – are invited to paint en plein air in the beautiful grounds of Hole Park in Rolvenden, Kent, on 9, 10 and 11 May (11am to 6pm). The park will be open to the public to watch artists at work, and on 12 and 13 May a display of all the work produced will go on show in the Coach House. A booking fee of £18 per artist, and a £7 entrance fee to Hole Park on the day will be donated to Pilgrims Hospice. En Plein Air Masterclasses will be given by Karl Terry, Rowan Drew, Paul Gadenne and Mark Fisher. Telephone Joanne Weaver for more information on 07415 891098 or email her at www.joanneweaver-artworks.com for booking forms. These need to be returned by 31 March.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the May issue of Leisure Painter, packed with practical tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated techniques - all designed to help the beginner and amateur to draw and paint successfully. There's something for everyone, from how to paint spring flowers, landscapes, boats and animals in watercolour to tutorials using coloured pencils, water-soluble pencils, oils, pastels, acrylics and tinted charcoal. Learn how to manipulate photographs on a computer to help you compose a better picture, take your first steps with scratchboard, and discover how to gather reference material from nature. There's a look at the joys of taking part in outdoor painting competitions, even if you are a beginner, and David Bellamy introduces part two of our sketchbook challenge. There is also a host of information about art events and exhibitions, art club activities and reviews of practical art books, as well as news, special offers, competitions, holidays and workshops to enjoy.