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Patrick Oates – (Fine Art, Drawing, Life Drawing & Painting)

  • Academically-trained Figurative Fine Artist & Sculptor from Manchester
  • Retired as Head of Oldham School of Art & Design
  • Retired Historian and Archaeologist
  • Expert in early 20th century British Art

Patrick’s structured programmes for DRAWING AND PAINTING – are offered in both LANDSCAPE and LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE

at 3 levels (each 5 night course attendable separately, each at a SPECIAL PRICE, offering supreme value for money), roughly equivalent to:

BASIC — INTERMEDIATE — ADVANCED

To encourage you, attend all three Stages of a programme and receive an additonal £100 credit to use at Higham.

The aim is to offer a structured programme for the serious development of artistic skills. In small groups, students can expect to develop both their practice and understanding of theory to a high level. This quality of art tuition should be a part of every single serious artist’s experience.

If you are serious about properly developing your art skills, this is a unique opportunity to do so, under the tutelage of a hugely-experienced expert, working at your own pace, free of any pressure of exams or over-formulaic course requirements. This kind of course, where technique is taught comprehensively and in depth, is very rare these days and provides a good formal choice as a traditional complement to our other art courses, which are deliberately less formal.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING PATRICK’S COURSES:
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“The course was great fun and I’ve gained lots of new ideas to think about! Too short!”
“Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and has the gift of imparting this in an easy and interesting manner.”
“Very good tutor. Excellently structured course.””The best course I have ever attended at Higham Hall. Excellent tutor – he was interesting to listen to, kept us working hard. I learned a lot and developed a great deal.””Patrick provided exceptionally good art education.””This was a very good course conducted in excellent surroundings. The atmosphere for group was relaxed and supportive and the teaching enlightening. It was everything I had hoped for. I have learnt such a lot.””Fab course – wonderful tutor – surpassed my best expectations.””Great course, stimulating and relaxing in equal measure.””Patrick Oates is one of the best tutors I have encountered. He is very friendly and most helpful.””A perfect course by an articulate and insightful tutor. I enjoyed every minute.”

“Informative, enjoyable, both group & individual instruction excellent.”

 

April 2020

A2004PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: BASIC

Sunday April 12, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday April 17, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Workshop* welcomes beginners, though more experienced Artists will derive significant benefit too. We will explore how 'Tissue Layering' Techniques influence our 'mark-making' and enhance our landscapes by introducing a tactile quality to our works. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *1st of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced techniques. Each can be attended individually. Attend all…

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August 2020

A2008PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: INTERMEDIATE

Sunday August 9, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday August 14, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Workshop* aims for short (fine weather) trips into local landscapes to gather images to progress into our Studio Works. 'Tissue Layering' and top-working with painted and various drawn 'marks' will be further explored, emphasising more traditional ways of representing Landscape. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *2nd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced techniques. Each…

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October 2020

A2010PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: ADVANCED

Sunday October 25, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday October 30, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Course* incorporates image gathering trips and consolidates a deeper understanding of 'Tissue Layering' combining Acrylics, Pastel & Ink to create wholly expressive works. Gain real depth & texture by enjoying richness of surface with successive layers of Colour Blocking & Drawn Line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *3rd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced…

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