Art Tuition

I offer individual tutiion on artistic days out on the river Cam in Cambridgeshire aboard my floating studio Peewit to students who would like to experience being creative on the river with a professional artist. Students of all levels are welcome from beginners to the more experienced who may like to concentrate on a particular subject or aspect of painting. This is a great opportunity for any level of student to develop their knowledge and skills of landscape painting and drawing in a unique environment. If you are considering a course but would like to discuss any concerns, a tailored lesson plan or would like more information before making a booking please feel free to call me on 07895 074079 or email me on info@melaniemax.co.uk

I also offer alternative land based days out for group bookings and demonstrations to societies and other organisations by arrangement.

Landscape Painting in Oils (A full one day course 10am - 5pm for individuals)

A day of figurative landscape painting. You will be shown an efficient effective method of work directly from the landscape in the great outdoors. A short boat trip will take you to a quiet location were you can paint undistrurbed with views across marsh, lakes and agricultural land and of course the river and hopefully you will go away with something that you will be pleased with and remind you of a unique day out. More information

Charcoal Sketching (A full one day course 10am - 5pm for individuals)

A day of charcoal sketching. The day includes a short boat trip, an introduction techniques of charcoal sketching, followed by a demonstration. You will have the opportunity to get a feel for the materials for yourself and I will guide you through identifying a good composition, how to map out your sketch and then how to develop it using various techniques. With as much input from me as you need I hope you will go away with something that you will be pleased with and remind you of a unique day out. More information

Chalk Pastel Drawing (A full one day course 10am - 5pm for individuals)

A day course of chalk pastel drawing. The day includes a short boat trip, an introduction to the materials followed by a demonstration.You will have the opportunity to get a feel for the materials for yourself and I will guide you through identifying a good composition, how to map out your drawing and how to develop it further. With as much input from me as you need I Hope you will go away with something that you will be pleased with and remind you of a unique day out. More information

Expressive Landscape Painting (A full one day course 10am - 5pm for individuals)

A hands on day exploring landscape as a vehicle for self expression. A chance to develop a knowledge of your own inner landscape and your unique response to space and light. Students will be encouraged to work intuitvely and freely and be absorbed by the marks they make. Quick freeing up exercises at the beginning of the day will help to get you on your way to finding your own found landscape. More information