Saturday, 29 June 2013


Outdoor Drawing and painting classes for July.


Our last session at Hadleigh Castle!

Here's a few more lined up for July and I'll post the dates for August and September as soon as I've got it all confirmed.  

Monday 1st July  -  1.30 – 4.30pm
Shoebury Common – Boats and Beach huts
Meet by Uncle Toms Cabin.

Monday 8th July -  1.30 – 4.30pm
Westcliff Gardens – Meet by the Cliffs pavillion

Wednesday 17th July – Urban Sketchers London 1.30pm – 8.30pm
Come along and join me at this free event.

Friday 26th July – Paper mill lock
10am – 4pm or how ever long you want! Free transport for up to 3 students from Southend area.

Monday 29th July – 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
Belfairs woods – meet near the cafe


If you've any questions please get in touch.
£7 for 2hrs or £10 for 3hrs
Each session with a short demonstration of sketching or painting techniques.
01702 615475   07951 931476
paulalcock43@yahoo.co.uk
www.paulalcockartclasses.blogspot.co.uk

What to bring? Please bring:  Warm, wind, sun and rain proof clothing on all occassions a hat and sun protection cream is also a good idea.  This is England after all and you can soon get very cold sitting still even on a hot day!

Wednesday 17th July -  Drawing Jacks London - A free sketching event  in London's east end organised by Urban sketchers London.  We'll be meeting other sketches at 3pm at Whitechapel tube station and then drawing around the east end.  I will be leaving at approx 1pm from Southend East station.   If anyone fancies joining me let me know and we can go as a group and get a group saver ticket or you could meet us on the way.

Any requests? I've started planning a few more outdoor trips for August and September so if anyone has any requests, either locations or days please let me know.

Other information useful information on working in the great outdoors:
Pinto Rapido – http://pintarrapido.com/ A painting on location competition happening in Chelsea on July 2013.

www.urbansketchers-london.blogspot.co.uk- a worldwide sketching blog   with 100 sketching correspondents posting drawings from 30 different country’s.

www.urbansketchers.org -  Drawings from a wide range of artists worldwide.

Uk plein air society – www.pleinairsociety.co.uk Sale of outdoor painting equipment as well as a facebook page were you can join and post your own images as well as seeing plein air paintings by other artists.

Plein Air Painters – another facebook page with artists posting images from around the globe.



Monday, 13 May 2013


Drawing and Paining on location Courses.

I've just started to have a look at a few dates on which to run my drawing and painting on location courses again this year and these two will be the first two dates.   I'll post some more dates for the rest of June and July soon.  Please let me know if there are any particular locations you'd like us to visit.


Monday 3rd June  1.30pm - 4.30pm Priory Park - Meet by the bandstand

Friday 21st June 9.30am - 12.30pm Hadleigh Castle - Meet by the  Castle

Cost £7 for 2hrs and £10 for 3 hrs.

Please bring along a hat and  warm clothes, sun  protection,  a stool or collapsible chair to sit on and your favorite sketching or painting medium.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Materials and Suppliers

Here's some of my recommendations for suppliers that I've found both in and arround the southend area and also online stores.

The Strand Gallery - Southchurch road has a good range of art materials and framing supplies. A helpful shop that a discount for students.

Art Shop - Berrys Arcade Rayleigh - a small convenient store in Rayleigh

Laurance Mathews - Stocks a wide range of art materials.

Here's a few of the online store I use on a fairly regular basis:

Jacksons - Stock a wide range of art materials availible at discount prices including their own line of paints - free postage if you spend over a certain amount. approx £39
http://www.jacksonsart.com/

Great Art - http://www.greatart.co.uk/index.html

Chromos - http://www.chromosart.co.uk/

Seawhite - http://www.artesaver.co.uk/

Rosemary Brushes - http://www.rosemaryandco.com/

Artifolk - http://www.artifolk.co.uk/index.htm

Here's some recomendations from Jennie Sendall

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