Search Press Demo Day
After a hugely popular inaugural event, the Search Press Demo Day returns for 2018. Your favourite Search Press artist-authors, including Hashim Akib, Peter Cronin, Carole Massey, Matthew Palmer, Billy Showell and Julie King will be in the gallery to demonstrate their varying painting styles and chat about their work.
We're also very excited to announce that Winsor & Newton will be celebrating everything water colour with us, too! You will be able make your own water colour with their expert chemists, explore parts of the Winsor & Newton archive, and speak to, and enjoy live painting from, professional artists, whilst hearing about techniques which can be used with Winsor and Newton paint & surfaces.
Book your ticket now and claim £5 back on Bookshop purchase over £20 on the day!*
(Door ticket on the day £5 non-refundable)
*This offer is only valid on the day and on one transaction over £20
Winsor & Newton Timetable:
11am to 4pm in Threadneedle Space
- View products from the archive and learn about their history of innovation
- Make your own Water Colour
- Learn watercolour techniques with artist Rebecca Allen
Search Press Timetable:
11am to 4pm in Main Gallery
11am to 11:45am Portrait in Acrylics
12 noon to 12:45pm Figure in Acrylics
(Lunch 12:45pm 1:15pm)
1:15pm to 2pm Portrait in Acrylics
2:15pm to 3pm People in a Scene in Acrylics
3:15pm to 4pm Figure in Acrylics
11am to 12:30pm Horses in the Camargue - Graphite drawing
(Lunch 12:30pm to 1pm)
1pm to 2pm Drawing figures from life (studies of people and artists in the gallery) Watersoluble graphite pencil & Graphite, water soluble pens
2pm to 3pm Charcoal drawing " A Cloudscape" tonal study
Peter Cronin ARSMA
11am to 12 noon Marine painting in Watercolour (harbour scene)
(Lunch 12 noon to 12:30pm)
12:30pm to 1:30pm Completion of - Marine painting in Watercolour (harbour scene)
2pm to 4pm Landscape Painting in Watercolour (early morning cows)
11:15am to 12 noon A Japanese anemone in watercolour, using three colours.
12:15pm to 1pm Summer flowers in watercolour
(Lunch 1pm to 2pm)
2:15pm to 3pm White Roses in watercolour using positive and negative techniques.
3:15pm to 3:45pm Completion of - White Roses in watercolour
11am to 11:50am An atmospheric woodland in watercolours - Winter woodland with warm light, a flowing steam and distant village.
12 noon to 12:50pm A seascape in watercolours - Painted from the beach with rolling waves, tall cliffs and dark silhouetted breakers
(Lunch 1pm to 2pm)
2pm to 2:50pm A lake sunset in watercolours - A panoramic view over Derwent Water with distant mountains and foreground boats.
3pm to 3:50pm Atmospheric sunrise over London in watercolours - From embankment overlooking parliament and Westminster with a silhouette of the London eye.
11:30am to 12:30pm Demo - Mixing Greens for Leaves
12:30pm to 1pm Billy’s Help Desk - Bring a painting for advice on your watercolour problems
(Lunch 1pm to 1:30pm)
1:30pm to 2pm Q&A session - Billy answers your painting queries
2pm to 3pm Demo – Painting a Seasonal Flower : Colour Defining
3pm to 3:30pm Billy’s Help Desk – Bring your painting woes to Billy