THE CONNAUGHT'S OUTDOOR MAYFAIR PAINTING MASTERCLASSES RETURN THIS SUMMER
Back by popular demand, The Connaught on Carlos Place, long known for its relationships with some of the world’s finest artists is offering art enthusiasts this summer, ‘En Plein Air in Mayfair’, a series of outdoor painting masterclasses set amid the magical world of Mayfair’s hidden gardens and historical architecture. Launched in collaboration with Chelsea art store Green & Stone and distinguished British artist Alex Fowler, the three hour masterclass will offer not just expert art tutelage but also a memorable experience with a completed canvas as an enduring keepsake
During the intimate three hour painting exploration, art lovers, fueled by a hearty breakfast at The Connaught will be equipped with a carefully curated set of Green & Stone art supplies and an easel to channel their inner Monet. Accompanied by artist Alex Fowler, students will receive essential art tips and study site selection, receive composition advice, learn the tricks of underpainting and color application techniques to create their very own masterpiece.
Commenting on the collaboration, artist Alex Fowler said: “Plein air painting is an incredibly rewarding experience. With inspirational sites including hidden gem Mount Street Gardens, The Connaught’s Tadao Ando water feature on Carlos Place and the unique architectural character this neighborhood has to offer I can think of no better place than Mayfair to provide the perfect backdrop to get creative.”
The Connaught, has long had historical artistic associations, from British artist Graham Sutherland who lived and painted there, to Damien Hirst who created two butterfly pieces for Helene Darroze’s restaurant, to last year’s Tracey Emin, CBE, designed Christmas Tree. The Connaught’s expertly curated private art collection is some 3,000 pieces strong and growing.
The Connaught’s ‘Plein Air in Mayfair’ masterclasses can accommodate up to 6 people, from 9am-1pm and take place weekly on selected dates over the summer months. Each class is priced at £250 per person and includes coffee, tea and pastries on arrival, art materials supplied by Green & Stone, and an artist apron.
Dates include: Friday 29th June, Sunday 1st July, Friday 13th July, Sunday 22nd July, Friday 10th August, Sunday 19th August