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Plein-air Painting

Saturday 17th Jun 2023 — Saturday 15th Jul 2023, The Base

This is photo of a field and on the left hand side there are two empty canvases set up alongside a wooden table.

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes and experience painting in the open air, under the guidance of Base resident artist Richard Francis Bellin.

Inspired by the work of Kurt Jackson, the course will take place at a different location each week, and you will explore new painting techniques to capture your surroundings.

Includes entrance to exhibition, Kurt Jackson: River - A 40 Year Project.

Duration: 10am - 12pm

Course dates: 17 June - 15 July

Discount for Base Pass Plus Holders: £76 (5% discount)


  • Please bring art materials you enjoy working with (medium of choice) - eg. Acrylics, Watercolours or Oils
  • Lightweight aluminum or wooden easel
  • Canvas, canvas board or paper
  • Water
  • Artist Palette
  • Art Box - brushes, pencils, rags, etc

Locations Include:

  • GreenhamControl Tower,
  • Thatcham Lakes
  • Bucklebury Common
  • Combe Gibbit
  • Newbury Town

All tickets must be booked in advance.

There is no need to print or collect a ticket as the team will have a record of those who have booked. Booking for workshops and courses close 24 hours before the start time. Please note we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.