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14th July - 10th August 2019

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Art is a journey on which anyone can travel. The breadth and variety of courses available this year provides a feast for those wishing to be creative in a wide variety of media, watercolours, oils, pastels, textiles, wood, metal, glass and so many more. All art materials are provided unless stated in the course notes.

 

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An Introduction to Watercolour

An Introduction to Watercolour

COURSE No. 1

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This is a course for beginners in how to paint with watercolour. No previous experience in drawing and painting is necessary as the tutor will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using photographs supplied, you will be shown how to paint skies, trees, buildings and landscapes. Included in the course is step by step guidance...

Adventures in Line and Wash

Adventures in Line and Wash

New for 2019

COURSE No. 2

TUTOR: Carolyn King

Have you ever wanted to capture a subject with a few lines or brush strokes? This exciting course will introduce you to tips and techniques to achieve this goal. It is suitable for people with some experience who would like to broaden their knowledge and learn new sketching and painting skills. You will be covering subjects from caricature to landscape, working...

Portraits and Figures in Watercolour

Portraits and Figures in Watercolour

New for 2019

COURSE No. 3

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

As well as creating traditional portrait paintings, this course provides an alternative to the well-trodden path of creating a recognisable likeness and encourages you to consider people as more of a subject for artistic interpretation. You will be given the opportunity to investigate more contemporary approaches to painting people and the chance to experiment with unconventional techniques and colour combinations. All art and reference...

Finding Your Way with Watercolour: Beginners and Improvers

Finding Your Way with Watercolour: Beginners and Improvers

New for 2019

COURSE No. 4

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Starting right from the beginning, with explanations supported by demonstrations, you will practise the basic techniques required to grasp the most important painting skills in watercolour. You will then progress to finishing a number of paintings by the end of the week. All art and reference materials will be supplied, including high quality double mounts to professionally present your paintings for the...

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

COURSE No. 5,6

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

This course is suitable for beginners and for those who feel that they have not had a good enough grounding in the very basics of painting with watercolours. Easy landscape, simple still life, colour mixing workshops and composition are all bound into proving that this deceptively tricky medium can be conquered. Most of all, you will have fun. It is designed to...

Beginners' Art

Beginners' Art

COURSE No. 7

TUTOR: Maureen Bond

This is a course for anyone who has wondered if they might be able to paint or draw, if only they knew how. Starting from the very beginning, you will be guided gently through the basics of drawing and painting in acrylics, watercolourand pastel. Mornings are spent introducing techniques and afternoons are available for exploration, consolidation and development. The course will...

The Wonders of Watercolour

The Wonders of Watercolour

COURSE No. 8

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This exciting course is an ideal follow-on to other watercolour courses for beginners that will show you how to develop your watercolour painting skills and also how to explore the varied skills and techniques associated with this fluid medium. During the course, you will be shown how to use watercolour both in a traditional way and also how to loosen up...

Just for the Fun of it: Exciting Textures, Mediums and Effects in Watercolour

Just for the Fun of it: Exciting Textures, Mediums and Effects in Watercolour

New for 2019

COURSE No. 9

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Watercolour offers a world of options to achieve a range of different effects. You will dip into and experiment with some new and different ideas for the experienced watercolourist. Covering a range of subjects including landscape, waterscapes and flowers, this promises to be another week of discovery and fun. As always, the tutor offers plenty of demonstrations, individual attention when needed and...

Drawing and Painting the Landscape

Drawing and Painting the Landscape

New for 2019

COURSE No. 10

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

During this course you will spend some time working 'en plein air', which is a French term meaning literally 'in the open air'. Before venturing outside, there will be a discussion of what you hope to achieve and how you will go about it. The aim is to capture the essence of the subject matter without concentrating on producing highly finished, detailed...

Great Masters of Watercolour

Great Masters of Watercolour

New for 2019

COURSE No. 11

TUTOR: Carolyn King

This practical, interesting and informative course is designed for artists with some basic drawing and painting skills, who would like to discover more about the techniques of some of the great British masters of watercolour. Looking at the working methods of artists like Turner, Ruskin, Constable, Girtin and Cotman, you will use these to inform your own drawings and paintings. The tutor...

Botanical Painting for Beginners

Botanical Painting for Beginners

COURSE No. 12

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This introduction to botanical painting is designed to help develop your understanding, observation and study of plants, flowers and fruits. Starting with drawing exercises, techniques and colour theory, you will then pursue your own approach and style, but always focus on the detail and intricate study of the subject and so create your own personal and individual work. You will be encouraged...

Go Wild with Watercolours

Go Wild with Watercolours

New for 2019

COURSE No. 13

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

If you've ever wanted to use watercolours in a loose and expressive way, free from the constraints of all the dos and don'ts associated with this medium, this is your chance to throw caution to the wind and let your hair down. You will be looking at the different ways in which dramatic effects can be achieved using a variety of...

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