Greg Humphries

I try to connect people to their environment with my art. I started out as a landscape painter, but it was only through undertaking a masters degree in 2009 that I realised the best way to connect people to their environment was to take them into that environment and get them to make the art! This is now the core of my practice and through my work I specialise in outdoor education and woodland management.

My sculptures are the result of many traditional processes and knowledge absorbed from travels in the Amazon & the Arctic, as well as Europe and the British Isles. I gather the raw materials myself and use these traditional skills over many days to create the finished piece.

See more about Greg at: www.greghumphries.co.uk

Getting Started with Oil Painting 15/07/2019

£270

Ideal if you are a total newcomer to oils, we have designed this course to give you the tips and tools you need to get you started. Learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting in oils, responding to landscape as well as working in the studio from still life. This will provide you with a thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium.


CW - The Sensory Coast 27/07/2019

£180

Explore the coastal environment of St Ives using all your senses. Take a step beyond the visual into the instinctive, sensory and abstract world of art making. Drawing and painting exercises and experiments on the beautiful beaches and cliffs outside our studio will expand your visual vocabulary, enabling you to create artwork that powerfully connects to the coastal elements.


CW - The Drama of Landscape 24/08/2019

£180

Work outside in the wild, rocky landscape of West Penwith, described by Barbara Hepworth as "...truly grand country...very fertile. Unconquerable and strange, and my God how sculptural!". Considerable time will be spent out in this dramatic landscape  (weather permitting), with remaining time spent in the studio transforming notes and sketches into a more considered piece.

 


Painting The Coast Path 09/09/2019

£270

Sketch and paint the dramatic West Cornwall landscape, accompanied by environmental artist Greg Humphries. Explore the stunning coast path scenery and panoramic estuary views on foot. This course includes the renowned scenic train journey to Lelant. Mainly working outside, this is a perfect course if you love being creative outdoors and enjoy an expressive approach to making work. 

 


AM - The Sensory Coast 17/09/2019

£30

Take a step beyond the visual, exploring St Ives’ coastal environment using all five of your senses. Expand your creative vocabulary with drawing and painting exercises that use instinct and gesture to capture the coastal landscape. Make mixed media pieces that connect powerfully with the elements. 


AM - Introduction to Oils 19/09/2019

£35

Oil paints are an incredibly rich artistic medium, but they can be daunting. Offering insight into laying out a palette, mixing colour and application techniques, this workshop is ideal for beginners. Emphasis is on having fun and experimenting, giving you the confidence and inspiration to explore oil paints independently.


PM - Expressive Landscape in Oils 19/09/2019

£35

Capture St Ives’ sweeping scenery, making sketches and studies en plein air. Back in the studio, use these to generate dynamic landscape paintings in oils. Gain insider knowledge into creating expressive, loose and vibrant responses to place, including how to use different tools and assemble a palette. 


AM - The Sensory Coast 25/09/2019

£30

Take a step beyond the visual, exploring St Ives’ coastal environment using all five of your senses. Expand your creative vocabulary with drawing and painting exercises that use instinct and gesture to capture the coastal landscape. Make mixed media pieces that connect powerfully with the elements. 


Getting Started with Oil Painting 07/10/2019

£270

Ideal if you are a newcomer to oils, we have designed this course to give you the tips and tools you need to get started. Learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio. This will provide you with a thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium.