Tuition & Testimonials

DAY & WEEKEND COURSES BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS AT THE
BEVERE GALLERY
- BEVERE LANE, WORCESTER, WR3 7RQ.
Bevere Art Gallery Worcester

Valerie is a well-known artist of flora and fauna. An enthusiastic teacher, sheholdsthese small friendly workshops in the Stable Studio at Bevere Gallery. There is a maximum of six students of all ages attending the workshops with a minimum age 18 years. These workshops are designed to help the keen but hesitant student get started with the basics of watercolour and drawing and also for those who have some knowledge of the basics and would like to improve their skills.

Valerie Briggs WorkshopValerie will teach you her techniques in watercolour, drawing and pastel setting projects to explore these mediums for a number of weeks during the term. She is happy to help you with the subject of your choice if you do not wish to follow a set subject or project.

Valerie always has a small supply of discounted art materials for sale and provides reference material for the workshops, but will send a detailed list of drawing/painting materials upon request.

Unfortunately the workshops are currently unsuitable for disabled people who cannot use stairs.Valerie Briggs Workshop

Each workshop runs from 10am – 4pm with a break for a light lunch in the gallery café (included in the price). The cost of a day workshop is £44 per day with a 10% discount for 4 or more days booked.

Special rates are available for group bookings which can be booked on any day the gallery is open during the year, the price includes lunch and refreshments - minimum of 4 - max 6 Students.Valerie Briggs

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Full prepayment is not required, however a deposit of 50% per course should be sent with your booking form please. This payment will reserve your place for you and is non refundable. The balance is payable on the day. A receipt and travel directions will be sent to you by return of post.

If a class has to be cancelled due to it being under subscribed or the tutor is ill (or you yourself become ill) you will be offered an alternative date.


"Hi Valerie, Thank you for a most interesting and stimulating day, I learnt a lot and am looking forward to my next class".
Louise

"Everyone enjoyed the class and the food".
Sue Austin

Bevere Gallery Workshops 2017

2018 Spring dates -
February
Wednesday
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Fully Booked

Thursdays
1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

March
Wednesday
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Thursdays
1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd


BESPOKE
SMALL GROUP/SINGLE WORKSHOPS
AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Valerie Briggs at Work in The Stable Bevere Gallery Cafe Garden
 
Lovely to welcome Professional British Wildlife artist Valerie Briggs and her students back to The Stable in the Bevere Gallery Cafe garden.


PLEASE CONTACT VALERIE DIRECT TO BOOK BEVERE WORKSHOPS


Two day workshops at The Sandpiper Studios, Ledsham, The Wirral -
www.thesandpiperstudio.co.uk

Sandpiper Studios 2018

'Eyes in focus' Two day workshop
Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April
9.30am - 4.30pm
£130 including lunch and refreshments

Watercolour two day workshop 'The Kingfisher'
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of September
9.30am - 4.30pm
£130 including lunch and refreshments

 


Nature in Art - 2 Day Workshop 18th and 19th of August at Nature in Art,Gloucestershire
- www.natureinart.org.uk

Nature in Art 2017 Workshop

 

Day 1 creating 3 different backgrounds wet into wet and directional washes in watercolour for hedgerows/woodland, loch and mountains and reeds/water and sky.

Day 2 How and where to superimpose silhouettes of birds, animals and a little detail to create finished paintings.






ART SOCIETIES AND GROUPS - DAY WORKSHOPS WITH VALERIE BRIGGS FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS IN WATERCOLOUR, PENCIL AND PASTEL


PRICES:
Travel is included in the fee
Under 60 miles (one way) £150 - £200 per day
Over 60 miles (one way) £250 - £300 per day

TWO DAY WORKSHOPS – WEEKDAYS OR WEEKEND
Fees include travelling expenses and are negotiable
Under 60 miles (one way) £300 - £450
Over 60 miles (one way) £450 - £600

Valerie runs workshops covering various techniques in watercolour, pencil and pastel. These are tailored to suit all levels except absolute beginners. Valerie enjoys teaching beginners but prefers to hold separate workshops to cover the basics of a medium.
Because the day is usually run from 10am to 4pm the subject or technique has to be specific and Valerie recommends that only one is covered so the following subjects give you an idea of what, from experience, she feels can be comfortably achieved during the day.
Valerie Briggs Group Workshop
WATERCOLOUR
Wet into wet backgrounds.
Basic fur technique, eyes, ears and noses.
Basic feather technique.
Skies
Water

DRAWING AND PASTELS
Valerie teaches her drawing techniques in separate workshops using pencil, graphite and coloured pencil hard, soft pastels and pastel pencils to create fur and feather details, flora and fauna and landscapes.