Vicki's Upcoming Events and Workshops
What makes an image beautiful?
This workshop will appeal to artists, photographers, designers – in fact anyone who wants to know how to turn hum-drum pictures into extraordinary images.
A relaxed, friendly course for beginners and improvers alike. Learn the fastest, most accurate drawing methods, then enjoy putting them into practice and see how quickly your work can improve.
Drawing is primarily a thought process, and this workshop will certainly give you some new ways to think about how you approach the creation of an image on paper!
Through a variety of methods and techniques you will gain a set of skills that can be applied to any creative process.
Join us as we take a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile traditional painting medium. There are many ways to use oil paint and we will learn how to apply, control and enjoy all of its capabilities. We will look at how to get started, what paints and equipment are needed, and which colours to use.
Aimed at dispelling the many myths and misconceptions about using oils, this workshop is ideal for anyone who has always wanted to try oil painting but never knew where to begin.
Suitable for painters of all abilities. Paint and canvas paper can be provided if required.
Take your control and understanding to a higher level with this 3 day intensive course on colour theory and colour mixing.
With a technical, academic approach to colour, first, learn to accurately identify and mix colours using a reliable method that works every time.
Then discover how to use colour to enhance your paintings in this useful practical workshop.
Focusing on how we can employ colour within our work we will learn about the creation of harmonies and how to create a ‘palette’ that will express the mood of your painting more clearly.
Suitable for learners in all media. Some previous painting experience is necessary to get the most from this course.
I will give an oil painting demonstration.
A playful, relaxed and informative day spent learning the art of painting with a knife. Using either oil or acrylic paints you will learn how to create the distinctive look and texture of a ‘knife painting’ through a series of simple, enjoyable exercises and demonstrations. Suitable for all levels.
Please book this course through Westhope College
Ever wanted to go sketching outdoors but don't know where to start? This workshop is just what you need!
We'll spend the first day in the studio, tackling some fundamental drawing techniques before venturing out to enjoy sketching the characterful medieval town.
After working out some practical considerations like where to sit and what materials to take, we'll look at ways to draw buildings and figures along with things to look for in a composition. Then we will explore Bridgnorth's many beautiful views, finding quiet corners and fascinating places to study.
A Plein Air Event Like No Other
Now in the 14th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional. “With plein air events popping up all over the country, we realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We have developed a three year program, transcending typical event content to focus on the reason why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to a region’s resilience,” states Event Chair Joe Taylor.
May of 2019 will focus on the natural environment as it recovers from the impact of Hurricane Michael. While each year will have a programmatic focus for the purpose of examination in the series of lectures, presentations and discussions, the collectors can be assured that the paintings will be a superb mix of subject matter and styles.
The invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists, as well as, four "Florida's Finest en Plein Air" artists honored as Plein Air Ambassadors. Expanded exhibits, a Collectors' Forum, distinguished guest speakers, and surprises that will be fresh and new to the plein air community are all in the making! Book your reservations early for the best rates!
Plein Air organizations and painting groups across the South are coming together to host the fourth "Plein Air South" regional gathering, May 12-16, 2019 in Port St. Joe, Florida. The planning committee is hard at work scheduling 5 days of presentations, demonstrations, instruction, vendor exhibition, and of course, painting outdoors!
Where better to study painting on location than in the home of some of Britain's best loved plein air painters? West Cornwall offers a unique quality of light and stunning coastline that has attracted artists for two centuries. The fishing villages remain as characterful as ever, and the beaches are still as idyllic as they were when the Newlyn School was founded, almost 140 years ago. This is one of my favourite places to paint, and I can’t wait to share its treasures with a group of up to 12 people.
Our beautiful and historic watermill stands beside the River Rosaro in the small village of Posara. Peaceful and secluded, yet part of the village, the mill is just a mile or so from the walled medieval town of Fivizzano with its cafés, restaurants and shops. This is the heart of Lunigiana, in the North-west of Tuscany, a truly unspoilt part of Italy.
The more I travel, the more I appreciate coming home to lovely Shropshire. The painting possibilities here seem endless, and there are certain times of the year when I find myself very sad to be packing a bag and heading off somewhere else to paint or teach. This is especially true at harvest time, I love watching the industrious gathering of crops and the warm colours changing each day. So this year, I've decided to stay at home, and share some of the secrets of this 'forgotten county' with a group of up to 12 people.
“Do you find it difficult to achieve accurate colour? Or to make your paintings sing? Study with expert colourist and Michael Harding Paints ambassador Vicki Norman. “ — Bath Painting Summer School
Discover how to plan a successful painting with just a few simple steps and some basic principles. Learn how to capture atmosphere and convey a sense of distance and scale in your paintings. You will progress to making outdoor studies of beautiful Bath!
Join us painting in big sky country!
An historic land of windmills, waterways, beach huts and fishermen, Norfolk has appealed to artists for centuries with some of the most distinctive and picturesque landscapes in Britain.
We will paint the fascinating North Norfolk scenery around Wells-next-the-Sea and beyond.
Explore this unique landscape with a group of up to 12 people.
This painting course is set in the enticing landscape
of the beautiful Luberon valley, surrounded by cherry orchards, vineyards and olive groves, and impressive stonebuilt villages. In autumn the light mellows as the valley is carpeted with magnificent bronze vineyards.