Saturday, 10 April 2021

New Courses and The Big Draw!

 

Hello,
I hope that you had a lovely Easter and that you have seen some sunshine between the snow flurries!
 
March marked one year on since I began teaching online. If you have been with me from the start of this journey or joined along the way, I would just like to say thanks to all the amazing people who have participated in a class, course, taken part in a workshop or demonstration and those who have signed up for private tuition by email or on zoom. It has been a roller coaster year, but I am fortunate to say that there has been a lot of good to go with all the bad. This past year has also shown me, again how important art and creativity is for our well-being, something I have always believed but have never seen so clearly in action before.
 
I have been busy planning future courses and events and have some very exciting news!

This year I am excited to announce that I will be organising events as part in the Big Draw Festival with events running throughout the year. I will be putting together a program of workshops and courses including sketchbook making and nature journaling. More Details coming soon!



The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing founded by the Big Draw; an Arts education charity, the main events take place across the globe every year from 1-31 October, The Festival is made up of a collection of thousands of creative events, activities, and workshops across the globe run by organisations big and small. The festival believes that ‘everyone can draw’. They also promote drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.
I have also been approached by Art Care to run a couple of workshops for NHS staff in May which I am very much looking forward to. 
Tuesday Afternoon Art Class (Online)
Tuesday Afternoons, 2pm – 4.00pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom


Summer Term: Part 1
27th April – 8th June
(6 Weeks – No Class on 4th May)
£50 For A Total Of 6 Class Sessions.

 
A fun weekly class exploring drawing and painting techniques with demonstrations and tuition from artist and tutor Bethany Milam. At the end of each session there will be an optional extra 15mins for one-to-one feedback to be given. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. These Live lessons will be held on zoom. You will receive emails each week with reference photos and materials lists, you will also have access to an online file containing lesson notes, reference images, materials lists and extra topic information. You will have access to a closed Facebook group to interact with other students.

Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book this class. Payment is through PayPal invoice, from which you can pay by card, you do not need a PayPal account if you don't have one. Instructions on joining this online class will be given when you book and if you require any help just let me know.

Evening Courses Online – Organised by the Hurst Leisure Centre:
Chat and Sketch – ‘The Supper at Emmaus’

Tuesday 13th April 2021
2.30pm

FREE
(but booking required)
Online workshop will be held on Zoom.

This interactive session will start with a short talk introducing you to the painting ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, there will then be an open discussion and time to ask questions about the artwork. Throughout the session there will be drawing exercises led by the tutor to help you explore the painting by creating your own sketches. This will be a friendly and informal event where you can chat about art as you enjoy sketching together. If you would like to show your drawings at the end of the session, there will be time to do this although there is no pressure to do so. The session will last approximately one and a half hours.

Book your free place here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bethany-milam
 

Painting with Watercolours

Monday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom

Upcoming course starting dates:
 
19th April – 24th May 2021 (No class 3rd May bank holiday)
 
7th June - 5th July 2021
 
5 weeks course

Contact aded@hurst.hants.sch.uk or TEL: 01189811611 to book.


(your first course with the Hurst is FREE for Hampshire residents - please enquire when booking for T&Cs)
Painting with Acrylics

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom


21st April – 19th May 2021
5 Week Course

Contact aded@hurst.hants.sch.uk or TEL: 01189811611 to book.


(your first course with the Hurst is FREE for Hampshire residents - please enquire when booking for T&Cs)
 

Next half term the Drawing and Painting Portraits will be back on Wednesdays starting from the 9th June.
 


There will also be more upcoming workshops ready to book soon.
One to One Tuition on Zoom/Skype
 
You can book one to one lessons with me that can be held on either Zoom or Skype.

These sessions are tailored to suit the level, pace and interests of each individual. I can cover a range of subjects and media to suit you. If you would like weekly, occasional or one-off tuition via Skype or Zoom then do get in contact.
 
 
Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book a Lesson.
One to One Tuition by Email
 
I am offering limited spaces for bespoke one to one tuition via email

Here is how it works:
Each week, (between Wednesday – Friday) you can email photos of up to three artworks that you want some feedback on (please send them all in one email), you can also ask questions or describe problems you have encountered or let me know what you would like to improve.

I will give you feedback on your artworks, giving suggestions for improvements and advice. I will also send you individualised drawing/painting exercises and activity suggestions as well as occasional extra resources and relevant links. You will receive this between Friday and Monday via email.

I will be charging £52.00 for five weeks of tuition which can be paid via PayPal. To book your place contact me ASAP as spaces for this opportunity are limited.  Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Newsletter - Mothers Day 2021

 

I hope that you are all well and keeping positive at this time.  

I have a couple of Mother's Day treats for you; a workshop for all ages and a FREE downloadable colouring page. 

I also have a brand new FREE event 'Chat and Sketch' coming up in the Easter holidays.  Come along, online, and enjoy drawing and painting along with me from the comfort of your own home.


See below for details.

Colourful Hummingbird and Flowers 
Mother’s Day Online Workshop for All Ages

13th March 2021
3pm
Online
 All abilities, all ages are welcome. 
 
Tickets 
Joint ticket for 2 people* £8.00 
+ £0.67 booking fee
Single ticket £5.50 + £0.46 booking fee

*Admits Two participants (adult and child or two adults). The two participants do not need to be in the same house, but will need to give both their names to be admitted.

Description
Create an artwork for mother’s day or take part in this workshop together with your mum! You will be drawing or painting a fabulous, colourful hummingbird with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Have fun with colour, mixed media and learn some new techniques along the way.

The session will last approximately two hours. Draw/paint along or just watch, it is up to you. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and I will make some time for individual feedback on your artwork at the end of each session (allow another 15 mins on class time if you would like feedback).

Materials
You can take part with whatever you have to hand from felt tips to paints, collage to pastels. But here are some suggestions:

Reference photo printed out (a download link will be on the Eticket).
HB pencil
A4 or A3 Paper (cartridge, watercolour or mixed media paper will be best)
Paints: watercolour, acrylic, poster paint, inks…
Dry media: pencils, felt tips, pastels, pens…
Brushes, palette, water pot
Eraser and pencil sharpener
Glue and coloured paper to collage (old magazines, wrapping paper…)
Glitter, sequins etc.
Apron and something to cover your table.
You may also want a damp cloth or wet wipes to clean your fingers!
Book Now
Mother's Day Colouring Page

Spring Primroses

Download your free PDF colouring page from my website here. 

Colour your own delicate bouquet of early spring primroses for Mother's Day.
Primrose
 

Chat and Sketch
‘The Supper at Emmaus’

FREE
13th April 2021
2.30pm
Online workshop will be held on Zoom.

 
This interactive session will start with a short talk introducing you to the painting ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, there will then be an open discussion and time to ask questions about the artwork. Throughout the session there will be drawing exercises led by the tutor to help you explore the painting by creating your own sketches. This will be a friendly and informal event where you can chat about art as you enjoy sketching together. If you would like to show your drawings at the end of the session, there will be time to do this although there is no pressure to do so.

The session will last approximately one and a half hours.

Please note - the Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode to the session and Links to view the artwork being discussed will be in the 'additional details' section of your Eticket from Ticketsource, you may like to have this viewable in a separate window or on another device during the session.

Materials you will need:
You can take part with just a pencil and paper but might also like to use other media. Coloured pencils or any other colour media can be used if required.


Caravaggio - National Gallery, London web site, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=270022
This event is FREE but please book a space here
Greetings cards for sale

I am in the process of taking more pictures of my Greetings cards to add to my website, I have a number that would be suitable for different occasions: Mother's Day, Easter, Birthdays and more. So if you are looking for something special do get in touch. Cards can be collected (with social distancing) or posted. 

Printed Cards - packs of 5 for £10 including first class P&P within the UK or £8.10 if collecting.

Cards are photographically printed from original artworks, they are blank inside for your own message. Cards are A6 with envelopes or for square images 5” x 5” cards with envelopes.

Printed Cards Mix and Match any 5 designs: Simply state the title of the artwork you would like on your card(s) most of my artworks can be printed as a card.

Button Cards - packs of 5 for £10 including first class P&P within the UK or £8.10 if collecting.

Cards are handmade from reused buttons with hand drawn designs, they are blank inside for your own message. Please note these cards contain small parts which may pose a choking hazard and are not suitable for young children. Cards are either A6, 5” x 5” or mini 10cm x 10cm size, all with envelopes. Please state a size preference if you have one.

Button Cards Mix and Match any 5 designs: Simply state the design you would like on your card(s) (see the letters/numbers on the photos below). As these cards are all hand drawn/made the designs may vary slightly from the photographs. I may also be able to add additional wording (Mum, Dad, Happy Christmas etc.) either to the front if there is space or inside, if requested when ordering.
 
I have Original artwork available for sale from my website, please get in contact if you are interested. 
Workshops and Demonstrations

Forest Light in Watercolour – Online Art Workshop
21 March 2021
3pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Marvellous March Hare in Watercolour – Online Art Demonstration
Wednesday 31st March 2021
7pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Easter Chick in Acrylic – Online Art Workshop
Saturday 3rd April 2021
3pm
Adult £9.00 + £0.76 booking fee
Child £7.00 + £0.59 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Delightful Duckling in Coloured Pencil – Online Art Demonstration
Tuesday 6 April 2021
3pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book
 
And lastly a big thank you to you all, for your support.

Keep painting!

Bethany x

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Newsletter Spring 2021

 

Spring is on its way, flowers are popping up in the garden and the birds are checking out our new bird boxes!  I hope that you are all well and keeping positive at this time.  

I am constantly reminded of the relaxation and enjoyment that art and creativity can bring, along with some much needed interaction (albeit over a computer screen) with others.  So if you are looking for a little escape, why not enjoy two hours of relaxing, creative, fun. 

All abilities, all ages welcome. 

Come along, online, and enjoy drawing and painting along with me from the comfort of your own home.

I have a number of classes, courses, workshops and tuition opportunities for you to enjoy this coming term.

 
Tuesday Afternoon Art Class (Online)
Tuesday Afternoons, 2pm – 4.00pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom

Spring Term: Part 2
2nd March – 30th March (5 Weeks)
£42 For A Total Of 5 Class Sessions.

 
A fun weekly class exploring drawing and painting techniques with demonstrations and tuition from artist and tutor Bethany Milam. At the end of each session there will be an optional extra 15mins for one-to-one feedback to be given. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. These Live lessons will be held on zoom. You will receive emails each week with reference photos and materials lists, you will also have access to an online file containing lesson notes, reference images, materials lists and extra topic information. You will have access to a closed Facebook group to interact with other students.

Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book this class. Payment is through PayPal invoice, from which you can pay by card, you do not need a PayPal account if you don't have one. Instructions on joining this online class will be given when you book and if you require any help just let me know.
Email me to Book the Tuesday Afternoon Art Class.
One to One Tuition on Zoom/Skype
 
You can book one to one lessons with me that can be held on either Zoom or Skype.

These sessions are tailored to suit the level, pace and interests of each individual. I can cover a range of subjects and media to suit you. If you would like weekly, occasional or one-off tuition via Skype or Zoom then do get in contact.
 
 
Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book a Lesson.
One to One Tuition by Email
 
I am offering limited spaces for bespoke one to one tuition via email

Here is how it works:
Each week, (between Wednesday – Friday) you can email photos of up to three artworks that you want some feedback on (please send them all in one email), you can also ask questions or describe problems you have encountered or let me know what you would like to improve.

I will give you feedback on your artworks, giving suggestions for improvements and advice. I will also send you individualised drawing/painting exercises and activity suggestions as well as occasional extra resources and relevant links. You will receive this between Friday and Monday via email.

I will be charging £52.00 for five weeks of tuition which can be paid via PayPal. To book your place contact me ASAP as spaces for this opportunity are limited.  Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book.
Evening Courses Online – Organised by the Hurst Leisure Centre:
Painting with Watercolours

Monday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom

Spring Term: Part 2
22nd February – 22nd March
5 Week Course

Contact aded@hurst.hants.sch.uk or TEL: 01189811611 to book.
Painting with Acrylics

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom

24th February – 24th March
5 Week Course

Contact aded@hurst.hants.sch.uk or TEL: 01189811611 to book.
Workshops and Demonstrations

Ballerina in Pastels
Saturday 6th March 2021
3pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Colourful Hummingbird and Flowers – A Mother’s Day Workshop for All Ages!
13th March 2021
3pm
Single ticket £5.50+ £0.46 booking fee
Joint ticket £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee (A treat for two, take part with your mum!)
click here to view full workshop details and book


Forest Light in Watercolour – Online Art Workshop
21 March 2021
3pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Marvellous March Hare in Watercolour – Online Art Demonstration
Wednesday 31st March 2021
7pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Easter Chick in Acrylic – Online Art Workshop
Saturday 3rd April 2021
3pm
Adult £9.00 + £0.76 booking fee
Child £7.00 + £0.59 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book


Delightful Duckling in Coloured Pencil – Online Art Demonstration
Tuesday 6 April 2021
3pm
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
click here to view full workshop details and book
 
And lastly a big thank you to you all, for your support.

Keep painting!

Bethany x

Friday, 22 January 2021

Newsletter - Courses for January 2021

 

I am pleased to say that I now have a whole new term full of one-off workshops and demonstrations ready to book.  These are perfect for anyone unable to commit to a weekly class, or those who are curious to try out a new media/subject.

So if you are looking for a little escape, why not enjoy a few hours of relaxing, creative, fun.  All abilities, all ages welcome. Come along, online, and enjoy drawing and painting along with me from the comfort of your own home.

Homeschooling?
Most workshops are also suitable for children aged 8 plus or some are more suited for 11 plus. I have one very special All Ages workshop too! Children should have Adult supervision during workshops.

 

Online Art Workshops And Demonstrations


Online workshops will be held on Zoom. Tickets can be purchased from my Ticketsource page, see the links below.

Click here to view all workshops and Demonstrations
 
 
Polar Bear Family in Acrylic Paint

Saturday 30th January 2021
3pm

Adult £9.00 + £0.76 booking fee
Child £7.00 + £0.59 booking fee
(Recommend age 8 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Cute Couple of Harvest Mice in Coloured Pencil

Sunday 14th February 2021
3pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Chinese Style Ink and Brush Painting: An Introduction

Saturday 20th February 2021
3pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Ballerina in Pastels

Saturday 6th March 2021
3pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
 
Colourful Hummingbird and Flowers 

A Mother’s Day Workshop for All Ages


13th March 2021
3pm

Single ticket £5.50+ £0.46 booking fee
Joint ticket* £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
(A treat for two, take part with your mum!)

*Admits Two participants (adult and child or two adults). The two participants do not need to be in the same house, but will need to give both their names to be admitted.

(Recommend age 5 +)

click here to view full workshop details and book
Forest Light in Watercolour

Sunday 21 March 2021
3pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Marvellous March Hare in Watercolour

Wednesday 31st March 2021
7pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Easter Chick in Acrylic

Saturday 3rd April 2021
3pm

Adult £9.00 + £0.76 booking fee
Child £7.00 + £0.59 booking fee
(Recommend age 8 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Delightful Duckling in Coloured Pencil

Tuesday 6 April 2021
3pm

Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
(Recommend age 11 +)
click here to view full workshop details and book
Also Coming soon
A New Hurst Leisure Centre Course

Painting with Acrylics

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Classes Are Held on Zoom

24th February – 24th March
5 Week Course

Contact aded@hurst.hants.sch.uk to book.
One to One Tuition on Zoom/Skype
 
You can book one to one lessons with me that can be held on either Zoom or Skype.

These sessions are tailored to suit the level, pace and interests of each individual. I can cover a range of subjects and media to suit you. If you would like weekly, occasional or one-off tuition via Skype or Zoom then do get in contact.
 
 
Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book a Lesson.
One to One Tuition by Email - Only one space left!
 
I am offering limited spaces for bespoke one to one tuition via email

I will give you feedback on your artworks, giving suggestions for improvements and advice. I will also send you individualised drawing/painting exercises and activity suggestions as well as occasional extra resources and relevant links.

£52.00 for five weeks of tuition which can be paid via PayPal. To book your place contact me ASAP as spaces for this opportunity are limited. Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book.
Thank you for all your support!

Keep painting!

Bethany x