Rusko Art holidays will be back this summer when lockdown rules are lifted.

I will be offering the regular weekly classes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as soon as the rules allow them go ahead safely.  In the meantime keep safe.

Workshops and holidays will also go ahead when possible. To join the mailing list send me your email details on the contact page.  Emails will go out to everyone who is signed up as soon as I know when we can reopen.

Renowned painter Serena Rowe will be holding a workshop at Rusko when rules allow – join the emailing list for updates.

Serena has paintings in national and Royal collections and has won several prestigious awards including from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.  Serena says of her work: “When I paint, I want the mark making to remain as free and painterly as possible – to achieve in one mark both accuracy and emotion.”

The day at Rusko will start at 10am and finish at 4.30pm.  We will paint flowers and still life and look at techniques to help your oil paintings sparkle with life and colour.

As usual, I will provide a simple lunch, teas and coffees throughout the day.

To book please reply to this email as soon as possible to ensure a place.  Places are £75 per person for the day including lunch and refreshments.  Oil painting equipment to borrow or buy from the studio.

Another fantastic day of exploring pastels with renowned wildlife artist, John Threlfall.

Another fantastic day of exploring pastels with renowned wildlife artist, John Threlfall.  We looked at how cold and warm lighting affects colour in still life and landscape.  John encouraged us all to be bold in our use of colour to give drama and life to our paintings. It was a great experience and much was learned – we are all inspired to get the best out of this wonderful medium.