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Sun, 23 Jan


Dudley Canal and Caverns

Beginners Canal Art Castle Scene

Learn how to paint a traditional canal art castle scene, surrounded by roses.

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Beginners Canal Art Castle Scene
Beginners Canal Art Castle Scene

Time & Location

23 Jan 2022, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT

Dudley Canal and Caverns, 501 Birmingham New Rd, Tipton, Dudley DY1 4SB, UK

About the Event

Join me for this beginners class, learning how to paint in the traditional 'Roses and Castles' canal art style. You’ll be working on an A3 piece of Aluminium Dibond, using the same enamel paints used to decorate the boats themselves. 

In this workshop we'll cover a wee bit of history as well as; 

- development of the art, 

- what kit you need (and how to treat it right!) 

- Different styles of castles, and Braunston roses.

I'll guide you through each step, provide all materials and share hints and tips along the way. You'll take home a beautiful castle scene on a hardwearing dibond sheet. Once varnished, your finished masterpiece can be displayed inside or in the garden. If there’s something you would like to paint instead of diebond, please bring it along with you.

In the morning we'll be be painting rose bases and preparing the back ground for the castle scene. The afternoon will be decorating the centre with a castle scene and completing the roses around the outside. At the end of the course you will have the knowledge to decorate a narrow boat with roses and castles and decorate items for boats such as water cans, mop buckets coal hods etc. in the traditional manner and know where to purchase the correct specialist paints, brushes and materials.  No experience needed, and you don’t even have to be ‘artistic’! Please don't wear your favourite t-shirt, as you'll be getting painty and stinky.

Due to Covid restrictions, can you please bring your own refreshments. 

There is the option to visit the Gongoozler cafe for scrummy food and drink.


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