Watercolour Masterclasses

Students practising their skills, February 2016After many requests to run classes, I have now opened my studio twice a month for up to four students per session. Although I intend to run short courses later in the year, for the moment I’m focussing on intensive days, starting with watercolour as that is the medium most artists feel is difficult.

In fact I find watercolours fascinating, and after initial difficulty (I won’t post my early attempts) it is much like learning to ride a bicycle – a shaky start but worth it for the wheelies in the end. There is a practical science to the combination of water, pigment, surface and implement. Once these are grasped, possibilities open up. Therefore I run my classes with lots of experiments combined with encouragement, reassurance and a few learning ‘anchors’ to prompt the memory and focus the nervous mind on the basic principles. Students then learn for themselves how these operate without too much talking from me.

Masterclasses will run on the second Tuesdays and third Saturdays of each month 10am-3pm and must be booked in advance (using the Contact form below). There will be plenty of individual tutoring, demonstrations and all materials are provided for you to try. Cost: £45 (including refreshments, but bring a packed lunch).

People can attend just one or several as they wish, and I will indicate whether the session is Initial, Returner or Improver. Masterclasses are open to all levels of artistic experience, so you are free to choose which level of watercolour level you are at.

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