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12th July - 8th August 2020

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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Beginners' Art

Beginners' Art

COURSE No. 1

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, watercolour and pastel. The tutor will spend each morning introducing you to techniques and in the afternoons you will...

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Adventures in Line and Wash

Adventures in Line and Wash

COURSE No. 2

TUTOR: Carolyn King

Have you ever wanted to capture a subject with just a few lines or brush strokes? This 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 in...

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Breaking the Rules in Watercolour

Breaking the Rules in Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 3

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

Here is a chance for you to use watercolours in a loose, dynamic and expressive way. You will be encouraged to abandon many of the pre-conceived notions regarding the medium's limitations and will be given the opportunity to create paintings that are colourful, vibrant and on the wilder side of traditional watercolours. After all, rules are there to be broken! This course...

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How to Create a Winning Watercolour

How to Create a Winning Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 4

TUTOR: Claire Warner

This is a complete foundation course, which starts from the very beginning of watercolour painting. The tutor will explain all relevant art materials and the key techniques used, providing you with plenty of demonstrations, support and individual attention along the way. You will gain plenty of practice in the basic techniques required to grasp the most important watercolour painting skills. By the end...

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An Introduction to Watercolour

An Introduction to Watercolour

COURSE No. 5

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

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

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Experimenting with Watercolour

Experimenting with Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 6

TUTOR: Claire Warner

This course offers an exciting week of watercolour, with a variety of additives to achieve a range of different and impressive effects. Covering a range of subjects including landscape, water scenes and flowers, you will explore new mediums and techniques for the experienced watercolourist. A solid knowledge of watercolour techniques and drawing skills is required to keep up with the pace of this...

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Capturing Light in Watercolour

Capturing Light in Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 7

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

Watercolour is the ideal medium for capturing the effects of light in a scene, which is one of the essential elements needed to establish mood and atmosphere. During the week, you will examine the ways in which you can convey the quality of light in a variety of subject matters, including landscapes, seascapes, still life and interiors. There will be plenty of...

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Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

COURSE No. 8

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...

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Botanical Painting for Beginners

Botanical Painting for Beginners

COURSE No. 9

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This introduction to botanical painting for absolute beginners will help develop your understanding, observation and study of plants, flowers and fruit. Starting with drawing exercises, techniques and colour theory, you will then pursue your own approach and style to create personal and individual work, while always focussing on the detail and intricate study of the subject. You will be encouraged to be a...

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An Adventure in Watercolour

An Adventure in Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 10

TUTOR: Claire Warner

The aim of this course is to tease out your creative potential and provide an opportunity to develop your individual picture design and painting application. While using traditional watercolour methods, you will be encouraged to stretch your thinking and move outside your comfort zone to reach a new level of achievement. You will encounter a range of subjects and try out a...

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Seas the Day: Painting Seascapes in Watercolour

Seas the Day: Painting Seascapes in Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 11

TUTOR: Jessica Rose

Would you like to learn how to develop dramatic paintings of crashing breakers, jagged rocks and sandy shores? During this course, the tutor will teach you how to paint water convincingly, whether it is glittering open ocean or surf gently lapping on the sand. You will be guided with step by step demonstrations on how to paint waves, boats, cliffs, rocks and...

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Painting Skies in Watercolour

Painting Skies in Watercolour

New for 2020

COURSE No. 12

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

Skies can be 'just' a background, convey the atmosphere of a scene and portray the mood of the painter. As Marcel Proust said, 'a change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves'. This course is about painting weather in all its mercurial ways. You will study the qualities of light and colour during the day. You will...

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