06-Jun-2018 15:22

Painting newbie, or just want to learn new techniques? Dip your toes into painting at our taster sessions with painter Charlie Reed! Discover how to use inks, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints to create a range of expressive, painterly techniques.

Book sessions individually or save by booking on to all 4 sessions together.

FEE: £35 per session £125 for four sessions (save £15). All materials provided.


LOCATION: Turf Studios, 39-40 Keeley Road, CR0 1TF

ABOUT THE SESSIONS:INK PAINTING // SUN 22ND JULY 2-5PM Learn to create a range of energetic & expressive marks in ink using a variety of tools, creating form, detail and texture in a bold and expressive ink painting.

WATERCOLOUR // SUN 29TH JULY 2-5PM Experiment with a range of watercolour effects to create a still life painting made from direct observation.

ACRYLIC PAINT // SUN 5TH AUG 2-5PM Get an intro to colour theory & colour mixing; then create a bright and bold painting exploring light, colour and pattern.

OIL PAINT // SUN 12 AUG 2-5PM An intro to oil painting from still life. Paint directly on to primed plywood & learn to use the tactile qualities of oil to form expressive, sculptural effects.

// DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING? All materials are provided. You only need to bring yourself!

// ABOUT CHARLIE REED Charlie Reed is an artist who specialises in painting, printmaking and drawing. He is inspired by the urban landscape and in particular London’s canals and rivers. He studied Fine Art at the Royal Drawing School, University of Brighton and Wimbledon College of Arts. His most recent exhibitions include If the Walls Could Talk at Alice Black Gallery and Constant Amid Change at Turf Projects. Charlie draws and paints in the landscape and later uses these studies to develop larger work back in his studio in Stockwell. Alongside his art practice, he also works as a secondary school art teacher. 

// ABOUT TURF PROJECTS Founded in 2013, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon, South London. Established by creatives with a personal connection to the borough, Turf is a registered charity organisation working to support artists, curators and the public through an ambitious programme of free exhibitions, workshops and events. Turf is currently operating out of temporary spaces with a limited lifespan, which we’ll be turfed out of sometime next year due to impending redevelopment here in Croydon. As a result we’re working to build up savings for a (hopefully more permanent) move in the near future.

As a registered charity, all proceeds from courses will go directly back into this savings pot, into paying the artists and makers running the courses, and into providing Turf’s free exhibitions and events, with the main programme remaining completely free as always.

If you have any ideas for courses you’d like to see, or would even like to offer your skills in leading a creative course yourself, we’d love to hear from you at

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