Events on the Swinton Estate

Painting with Pastels: Our Feathered Friends

Painting workshop

Join artist Sue Orrey-Godden for a workshop in painting wildlife, among the beautiful the gardens of Swinton Park Hotel.

You will learn how to create wildlife and bird paintings with texture, colour and softness. As Sue explains some of her techniques, you will look at composition, drawing and methods for creating paintings of birds that show their feathers with depth of colour and texture.

The workshop also includes a two-course meal in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, along with arrival tea/coffee/biscuits.

Your teacher: Sue Orrey-Godden

Local artist, Sue Orrey-Godden, has been painting in soft pastel for more than 30 years and loves their versatility and vibrancy. Known for her skills capturing wildlife and animals in soft pastel, Sue has developed her own style of working and aims to use colour to bring light and shade and a sense of warmth to her pastel paintings.

£115 per person (add two hours spa access for £25)
A pastel painting of an owl created by ArtisOn

What to bring?

Please bring a sketch book together with any soft pastels you may have. Please dress for the weather and ensure you’ll be warm outdoors.

Upcoming dates

Unfortunately, no upcoming dates are currently available.

FAQs

Local artist, Sue Orrey-Godden, has been painting in soft pastel for more than 30 years and loves their versatility and vibrancy. Known for her skills capturing wildlife and animals in soft pastel, Sue has developed her own style of working and aims to use colour to bring light and shade and a sense of warmth to her pastel paintings.
You will learn how to create wildlife and bird paintings with texture, colour and softness. As Sue explains some of her techniques, you will look at composition, drawing and methods for creating paintings of birds that show their feathers with depth of colour and texture. 

The event will take place at Swinton Park Hotel:

Swinton Park Hotel
Masham
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JH
United Kingdom

The Swinton Park Hotel is a luxury Grade II* castle set in beautiful parkland grounds at the centre of the Swinton Estate.

Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy a traditional, yet informal stately home experience.

Our standard terms and conditions apply.

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