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Held by Anita Woods
The Art Workshop can be tailored around your stay at Pengwernydd. Non residents are very welcome.
Enjoy an art workshop or painting holiday with me, Anita Woods, during a self catering holiday or short break here at our farm set in the tranquil and inspiring landscape of the Cambrian Mountains.
This is the path to a new creative you. Our customers return time and time again. The workshops are ideal for relaxation and wellbeing or you might want to to return to art practice after a break and they are a perfect way to expand your skills and learn something new. Whatever is right for you.
All abilities are welcome, from beginners to the more experienced, using your choice of media in a relaxed environment.
We offer a tailor made Art Workshop using the media of your choice:-
Mixed media incorporating inks, pastels, graphite, charcoal etc.
We have a delightful function room where we can work in comfort taking inspiration from our wild and dramatic surroundings. On fine days we can work ‘en plein air’ at beautiful locations around the farm and surrounding countryside.
Please book Art Workshops in advance.
Sea and Shore – We have access to the beautiful Cardigan Bay. Sweeping Bays and stony remote beaches. Crashing waves and atmospheric sky’s. Georgian Harbours, piers and proms. Seabirds, dolphins, seals and seashells. There’s plenty to inspire.
Pengwernydd Farm is surrounded by pastures grazed by our cattle and sheep. At different times of year we have a variety of wild flowers and grasses. The foxgloves will be flowering in the early summer and the livestock will be out in the fields. The artist can choose to ‘home in’ on the detail or incorporate the wider surroundings and grazing animals.
Llantrisant Church, Trisant
Overlooking Pengwernydd Farm, the little church is set on a hill top and commands stunning views over moorland and farmland dotted with remote cottages. The viewpoint can be the church and its ancient stones or the wider surrounding area.
Mountains and Red Kites
In the upland pastures of Pengwernydd Farm, we have amazing views across the Cambrian Mountains. Red Kites and Buzzards call and swoop in the skies above the farm. A rocky crag stands as a sentinel over the miners’ cottages below and there is also a lake we can take inspiration from.
The surrounding fields are dotted with ruined buildings left over from the mining. The ‘romantic ruin’, a little piece of history, a glimpse into the past that has inspired many artists over time.
The animals on the farm make great life models, from the chickens to the horse. Sketching, then develop your ideas futher.
Waterfalls, Myths and Tales
Steep wooded hills, dotted with ancient hillforts, are cut by plunging watercourses. Experience a landscape steeped in history and legend. Look for evidence of past lives. Imagine the journeys made by pilgrims and monks. And then there’s Hafod……… Be Inspired!
One day art workshop details
Accommodation at Pengwernydd can be arranged.
Start at 10:30am and finish at 3:30pm, with a break for lunch.
We start the day with a chat over coffee about the media we will be using and finish with a look at the day’s work over a cup of tea and lovely home made cake.
Bring any materials and equipment you have with you. If you are a beginner or require extra materials we can supply them at a small cost.
Wear comfortable clothing suitable for painting indoors or out and bring a packed lunch.
All tea, coffee and light refreshments are included. A light lunch is now available at £5 a head, please book in advance. If you have any food allergies or intolerances please ask for further information.
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil, Oil pastel, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract or Experimental, Animal or Wildlife, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life, Waterscene; Boats or Seascape