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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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JENNIFER JOHNSON

'Jennifer Johnson was excellent. She demonstrated techniques & was not only knowledgeable but helped us all in turn. She is a talented artist and an excellent teacher!   - Cortona 

"Jennifer was her usual brilliant self, always on hand to teach, advise and give eminently constructive criticism". Saragano 

'Jennifer Johnson our tutor was excellent. She demonstrated techniques & was not only knowledgeable but helped us all in turn. She is a talented artist in her own right and an excellent teacher! Overall the balance of tuition & holiday was good as those who didn't want to work after lunch could opt out& those who wanted to carry on could'.  - Cortona 


"Jennifer is an exceptional teacher. I learnt so much". - Saragano September 2017

DATES


20TH MAY 2018 - LUCCA, TUSCANY


2ND SEPTEMBER 2018 - SARAGANO, UMBRIA


Jennifer lives and works as a professional artist in South Devon. Having completed an art degree, she began her career in London as a graphic designer and, whilst working for BBC Publications, gained considerable experience as a book designer and illustrator.  Her passion for all aspects of her profession is unbounded. She accepts commissions for portraits, book illustration, also architectural drawings and paintings for estate agents and developers. 


Jennifer is asked to demonstrate and tutor many courses and workshops in England, as well as painting holidays in France and Spain. For the last 10 years she has had many successful exhibitions and frequently participates in ‘Open Studio’ events.  Jennifer is also ‘Artist in Residence’ at Ways With Words, a literary festival held annually in July at Dartington.  Jennifer is an experienced tutor and specialises in traditional methods and skills based on observation and draughtsmanship. She uses the medium to its full potential, accepting its advantages and disadvantages whether it is watercolour or pen and ink. From figure drawing to architecture to painting flowers, these are all subjects that she enjoys.  She is happy to work with all abilities of student and gives much one-to-one help at every stage. Her students finish the courses feeling inspired and motivated by the knowledge and skills gained. They are impressed by her enthusiasm and encouragement, and are given many hints and tips along the way.

 

Jennifer likes to encourage students to experiment with a different medium or technique during the holiday.  Jennifer also encourages the use of sketchbooks.


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MESSAGE  FROM  JENNIFER


Question:  "What can I expect from the holiday?"  Read Jennifer's reply:


"A painting holiday is a wonderful opportunity to capture the memories that give a definitive flavour of where you have been.  I shall be encouraging close observation of the landscape, architecture, light etc. with as much one-to-one tuition as possible. I like the idea of sketchbook-type studies, rather than emphasising a 'finished picture'.  There will be a strong emphasis on draughtsmanship and composition and exploiting each medium to its full potential.  You will be working in your preferred medium, but I would encourage you to try new approaches and techniques as well.   My own work is representational and inspired by shape, movement, colour and atmosphere, with an emphasis on drawing. I love the translucency and immediacy of watercolour, the vibrant brush marks of oils and the expressive lines and subtle tones of a drawing".

 

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"Jenny Johnson was brilliant, a lovely lady, gave some excellent instruction, encouraging and made me try out new ideas, which is what I wanted, she was pleasant company with a good sense of fun. I would be more than happy to work with her again". Trevor T. Montefalco 

"Jennifer was outstanding as a tutour, encouraging, firm and friendly. An excellent teacher and a good person to boot".  Liz Montefalco September 

"Jennifer was excellent both in the more formal 'classes' and in the tuition whilst painting 'in the field'. She was available at all times, and was ready to spend time with each of us. I greatly admired her own work and found it mos t useful in attempting to improve my own work". Montefalco 

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