David Cuthbert

Painting the Romantic Landscape

Sat 2 - Tue 5 May

The Wye Valley Art Centre at Llandogo is the perfect setting for learning more about the romantic landscape

tradition and enjoying a week’s painting. In a mixed programme of talks, demonstrations and practical work we shall be looking at the practice and ideas of artists Alexander Cozens (1717-1786), Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) & Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) and how the notion of ‘romantic’ changed in three centuries. Each of the three artists will be used as examples of different ideas about the romantic landscape – differences of technique as well as vision. Cozens will provide a wonderful introduction to an imaginative, materials based approach; Samuel Palmer’s early work at Shoreham will be the basis of a more developed fusion of imagination and observation; and finally Sutherland will inspire us to a more modern approach to the

landscape tradition, which was forged not far away in Pembrokeshire


Ann Hulme

Painting and Drawing

10 weekly Friday classes

9.30 am - 12.30pm or 1.00 - 4.00 pm


February 06, 13, 20, 27


March 06, 20, 27


April 10, 17, 24


We are very pleased to be offering a ten week block of Friday classes with Ann . The course will commence on Friday 06 February and the ten classes will finish on Friday 24 April This is a wonderful opportunity for those already working with Ann to continue their personal development. New comers and beginners will be very welcome. Art is inspiring: to be able to render form, to give shape to ideas, to bring into existence the illusion of reality through painting and drawing seems like magic. Some part of it is magic, but the rest can be taught, the basic approach to it all, to seeing, is applying relative measurement, learing perspective, foreshortening and handling space and this is what we shall be applying on this course. Working with colour follows from basic drawing. Painting on this course can be in watercolour, acrylics or oil paint. Remember it is all to enjoy. there are stages as in everything and you can make good progress isn a short space of timeif you apply the basic formal elements. The course is a chance to try a new medium or mix media and is suitable for beginners or advanced students. Ann specializes in using a structured approach to help students gain confidence.


Please come and join us on Fridays throughout the Spring.


The centre has boards and easels although you are very welcome to bring your own if you prefer.



This course is a full cost course and receives no subsidy.  The cost for 10 morning or afternoon classes of 3 hours is £160 or 10 full day classes is £320 payable in advance.


There is a maximum of 10 students on each course so everyone receives will receive all the attention he or she needs.