Monet Magic Workshop

York, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Philip

2.5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

After a brief introduction, the participants choose a Monet landscape to recreate with some guidance from the teacher - everyone will paint the same picture in the class. No one will ever paint the same picture twice - unless by request. We discuss the selected painting’s key features and I give some background information about the painting & Monet’s life at the time it was painted. We start by breaking down the composition into simple elements (the skeleton). It is a clear step-by-step process - I demonstrate first then the participants follow. Next, we move onto paint (the flesh). Again, I demonstrate the application process and explain the order in which the paint is applied. Even at this stage the learner will begin to see a resemblance to the Monet original. After the first hour, we take a break to stretch and refresh, in the meantime the teacher quickly dries the paintings using hairdryers. Once the pictures are dry we move on to the final stage, which is to apply the ‘painted’ surface (the skin). We use oil pastel to replicate Monet’s brush work. Each technique of application is demonstrated first, the participant needs only to follow the process. After 2 hours each participant will have created an accurate impression of the great Impressionist’s work, something they will be proud to show off to family & friends alike.
Other things to note
Don’t forget to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit of paint on. Its not incredibly messy but better safe than sorry. I do provide gloves - both latex and latex free.
After a brief introduction, the participants choose a Monet landscape to recreate with some guidance from the teacher - everyone will paint the same picture in the class. No one will ever paint the same picture twice - unless by request. We discuss the selected painting’s key features and I give some background information about the painting & Monet’s life at the time it was painted. We start by breaking down the composition into simple elements…

What's included

  • Equipment
    All the necessary artist quality materials; paper, paint, pastels, gloves (...

Meet your host, Philip

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 20 Reviews
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I am the owner and founder of Monet Magic. I can train anyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience, to recreate a Monet landscape to a level that will cause the participant to amaze themselves. I have lived and worked as a practicing artist in Prague (Czech Republic), Espoo (Finland), Jakarta (Indonesia) and the UK. I taught iGCSE Art and Design at an international school in Jakarta, I have also taught art in a variety of private art class settings. Monet Magic developed from a mixed-medium technique that was designed to give students confidence. The technique allows anyone to create an accurate rendition of a Monet painting with incredible depth and sumptuous colour in a very short space of time. Just keep an open mind and follow some very simple instructions. The rest of the process happens as if...by magic.
I am the owner and founder of Monet Magic. I can train anyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience, to recreate a Monet landscape to a level that will cause the participant to amaze themselves. I have lived and worked as a practicing artist in Prague (Czech Republic), Espoo (Finland), Jakarta (Indonesia) and the UK. I taught iGCSE Art and Design at an international school in Jakarta, I have also taught art in a variety of private art class settings. Monet Magic developed from a mixed-medi…
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Where you'll be

The workshops will take place in a private room at the award winning SangThai restaurant in Escrick, an idyllic village just outside York. Additionally, this venue offers excellent Thai food, is fully licensed and serves teas and coffees throughout the day. There are a number of AirBnB cottages at this location. The main building sits in a very spacious garden. The host, Robert, is an AirBnB superhost. The site offers free parking and free wifi.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Katie
October 2020
Do you ever look on AirBnb for local experiences? I do! Today mum and I ventured to York to take part in a ‘Monet Magic Workshop’ ran by a lovely artist named Philip. Philip has developed a teaching technique to help even the most novice artists recreate Monet’s masterpieces, in just 2 hours! Due to covid, the class size was very small (it was just me and mum!) so we had a wonderful time chatting all things art and creating this beautiful poppy field landscape 🌹 I’d highly recommend this class for anyone who loves getting creative and messy!
Sherilee
October 2020
We have just completed the Monet Magic workshop with Philip. What a joy! Philip was lovely. He explained everything really clearly and everything was unhurried and very relaxed. We came away with 2 lovely paintings and wonderful memories.
Helen
September 2020
A really relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. Philip gave very clear instructions that helped make it easy to follow along (even if a complete beginner), and taught a really interesting mixed media technique that I'll definitely plan on trying out again. All in all a great way to spend a couple of hours
Andy
August 2020
I am really glad we booked Phillip's two hour Monet workshop. My son and daughter really enjoyed it and in particular the background to the painting and the explanation of the techniques used. On a scale of 1 (awful) to 10 (awesome), I would rate my artistic capability nearer the 1 end of the scale, but I came away from the workshop with a painting that broadly looks like Monet's original. I didn't believe that was possible before the workshop. Thank you Phillip.
Jennese
August 2020
As a family with boys aged 17 and 12, it worked out to be an activity we could all do together and enjoy. We picked up great tips and loved learning about how to view and represent a Monet piece.
Steve
July 2020
Not the first time that we have done such a session but this was definately a unique and memorable experience. Phillip is a great host, very friendly and knowledgeable about his craft. We had a lovely time and keft with two unique pieces of art and great insight into the processes behind Monets approach and techniques. Thank you for a great experience Philip!! Cheers Steve

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 11 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests only need to wear clothing suitable for an art workshop.