January ~ July 2020

After a hectic and successful Autumn we've put together what we think is a really interesting programme for the coming Spring and Summer.

Caroline Chourou ran our first lino printing workshop in November, it was a huge success and we're delighted that she's agreed to come back in 2020. She'll be taking her inspiration this time from the prints of Willliam Morris and William de Morgan.

Richard Pikesley has a new book out, 'Landscape Painting, The Complete Guide' (pub. Crowood Press) and he'll be running a three day landscape workshop in June. Those who attended his workshop in 2019 were enthused and inspired not least by his work but equally by the insights and energy he brings to sharing his delight in landscape. We were particularly fascinated to see his beautiful sketchbooks, such dense and joyful gems.

We finished 2019 with a portrait demonstration by Nashunmenghe, a hugely gifted Mongolian painter. Nashunmenghe's wife, Elizabeth provided a simultaneous translation during the demonstration and  we were treated to a truly exotic display of technique and acuity. Nashunmenghe teaches at an art school in Mongolia and spends half the year in London. We very much hope he'll be back in 2020. Meanwhile we have another portrait demonstration scheduled for 2020; Andrew James RP is giving the demonstration as the first part of a three day portrait workshop but the demonstration is open to all, not just those attending the workshop. Andrew is a very successful and charismatic teacher and we're very lucky to be able to welcome him again.

Anthony Connolly has volunteered to add an 'Introduction to Etching' to the list of regular workshops he offers at the Summerleaze.  Etching is in principal a very simple process but one which does require some access to specialist equipment. Because of this the initial etching workshop will be limited to just three places. 

If you've been to one of our workshops before you'll have an idea of what to expect, if you haven't, you have a treat in store. The Summerleaze Gallery is settled into a quiet, bucolic corner of Wiltshire. We have a long gallery space where the workshops take place and across the courtyard a second gallery where we serve delicious home cooked lunches and teas. Artists of all levels benefit from excellent teaching and the space and freedom to concentrate on their work.

Have a look at the programme to see all the workshops we'll be running in the the first half of 2020.