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Kelmarsh Hall’s artist-in-residence Maureen Smith returns this year to offer Painting in the Orangery workshops. 

Maureen, who has a degree in Fine Art, has worked with The Kelmarsh Trust for a number of years, leading painting in the garden classes. This year, she will be taking full advantage of Kelmarsh Hall’s newly restored Orangery which, with its glass roof and views across the parkland, offers a wonderful setting in which participants can develop their painting and drawing skills. Using the vivid surroundings of Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens for inspiration, the day will be structured to include time 'on location' in the gardens and time inside the Orangery to develop pictures. The sessions are open to all abilities and take place from 11am to 4pm (with an hour's break for lunch) on the following dates:

Wednesday 3rd June, 2015
Wednesday 15th July, 2015
Wednesday 5th August, 2015
Wednesday 23rd September, 2015

It is recommended that you bring your own materials so that you can finish your picture at home, but if you are a beginner a limited stock of art materials will be available.  You will also need to bring a chair for painting 'on location' in the garden, a sun hat and drinking water.
The cost including garden admission is £30 (refreshments are not provided) - for more information or to book please telephone 01604 686543 or email carlacooper@kelmarsh.com. 



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