Elemental Landscape @ Hare Hill Barn

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June    10am – 4pm each day

Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6NZ


An exploratory mixed media drawing and painting course inspired by the Cumbrian estuary and surrounding landscape.

You will not fail to be impressed by the setting of Hare Hill Barn.  The open light filled space of the the barn, with its full length picture window overlooking the fells and Morecambe Bay, will really encourage light, bright, fluid responses.



Mixed media landscape


Over the course of the two days you will be guided, using a fluid water-based mixed media sensory approach, to build up a series of studies exploring the potential of the landscape and your place within it.  Working both outside, immersed in the landscape, and back in the studio, you will be encouraged to respond, reflect and develop your own language of marks, shape, tone and colour. As a result you can expect to be going home with a stack of studies, one or two final paintings and the seeds for a whole series alongside!

The course is taught through structured exercises to start you off each day, short demos of specific processes, reference to the work of relevant artists, and lots of individual and group feedback as you work.

The demonstrations each day will illustrate my personal mixed media approach and techniques, as I encourage a playful and immersive response, where the subject and materials come together to tempt you with their potential. Using inks and watercolours along with dry media you too will be able to build up a wonderful tension between fluidity and flow and the fixed line, between the observed and the intuitive response, between what is seen and what is felt.

Expect a full on sensory immersion into the landscape, the materials and your dialogue between them. This course is suitable for all levels of painters looking to enjoy a guided, explorative experience alongside other creatives.

I will provide basic drawing materials, cartridge paper and drawing boards. More information will be provided upon enrolment.



Booking Terms 2023

  • In order to book your place you will need to pay in full when requested on the booking page – you can use a credit or debit card. Alternatively you can pay by BACS by selecting ‘Pay Locally’ and I will then send you the payment details over in a separate email.

  • You will receive an email confirming your booking.

  • In the unfortunate case that a course you are booked on needs to be cancelled for any reason, I will be in touch before the course start date and refund the course fee in full.

  • If you find that you are unable to attend the course for any reason let me know as soon as possible :
    – with 6 weeks or more notice from the course start date I will refund the course fee – less a non-refundable element to cover admin of £25.
    – with less than 6 weeks’ notice I will try to fill your place. If  I am able to fill your place then you’ll receive a refund less the admin charge. However, if I am unable to fill your place unfortunately your payments will be forfeited . You may wish to consider taking out insurance to cover this eventuality.

  • You may swap your place with anyone you like but please do let me know in advance.

General Course Information

  • My courses start at 10am, though everyone is welcome to arrive a little early in order to set up and be ready for a 10am start. Finishing around 4pm.

  • Coffee and tea, biscuits and cakes are included but yoiu do need to provide your own lunch. (There is a Booths supermarket nearby with a good selection of lunch items)

  • I will send out a materials list around 6 weeks before the course. Any materials that are included in the fee this will be mentioned on the course page.

  • Some of my courses involve time working in the local countryside. This will be made clear in the course details. Please do make sure to bring suitable clothing, footwear and maybe a small bag to carry your kit along with something to sit on!



08 - 09 Jun 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hare Hill Barn


Hare Hill Barn
Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6NZ


Janette Phillips
[email protected]

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