A day for those who enjoy horses and want to discover them through paint, and an opportunity to paint the equine form in a more expressive style. Learn how to portray horses with practice on constructing form and putting them into typical scenes in everyday life.



Tutor: Max Hale
Date & Time: Saturday 8th October, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SUW06-16
PRICE: £75 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome

What you will need: 
All tools and materials provided. If you would like, bring a reference image of a horse you would like to paint and a sketchbook to do preparatory sketches in.

Residential option available. Find out our accommodation, costs and how to book here.



Painting a horse or horses using various references the tutor will supply in the morning and from references that you may bring in the afternoon.  It is hoped that two paintings will be achieved in the workshop session. The tutor will demonstrate the basics of drawing a horse and will continue to work with you in stages to ensure a complete understanding of method and process

  • You will be shown how to plan your painting by sketching first from references supplied
  • How to lay out your palette and choose the appropriate colours to suit the subject including mixing
  • How to put down the under-painting, use a brush to draw out and block-in the initial tonal values.
  • You will be taught to constantly have note of the reference but develop a painting that suits your vision.
  • You will construct, check proportion and form as you continue to paint.
  • As the day progresses they will be shown paint techniques and how to utilise brushes best to suit the work.
  • Finally how to recognise when your work is finished



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