Observing

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I love experimenting with watercolour as there are so many variables – type of pigment, wet or dry surface, granulation and transparency, degree of drying-ness of the painting in progress, brushes, tools and masking. Many of my sketches and experiments focus on playing with any of these, but recently I’ve been drawn to observational work. Continue reading

Last Available Dates for Summer School | August

Starting week beginning 31 July:

*NEW* EVENING CLASS  3 x Thursdays 7-9pm – 3rd, 10th & 17th August – All levels (previously Intermediate) £20 each, discount for returners £15. Book all three for £50 (materials included) or £45 (using own materials) *PLACES AVAILABLE*

DAY CLASS Saturday 5th August *NOW FULL* Improvers 10.30am – 3.30pm (please note this has changed from a Beginners’ Day) £45 (discounts for returners and using own materials)

I am still taking bookings for groups at their own venues, though. I will also take bookings from groups of 3-5 who wish to enjoy a class together at my studio. Group rates apply – please enquire. 

During term time it is challenging for me to run classes as my job takes up much of my energy, however I am happy to plan an occasional half day masterclass (demo plus focus on particular technique) if there is enough interest – let me know your thoughts. Beginners – I will upload information on my website shortly which will enable you to get a head start.

Please register your interest via the form below, stating your experience with watercolour. Feel free to ask any questions. Your comment will not appear.

Best wishes for the rest of the summer

Janine

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Watercolour Classes 2017 – August Update

Full Days

1st July Beginners’ Saturday – FULLY BOOKED

14th July Beginners’ Friday 10am – 3pm – ONE PLACE LEFT

15th July Improvers’ Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm  – 1 PLACE LEFT

21st July Improvers’ Friday 10am – 3pm  – 1 PLACE LEFT

5th August Beginners* Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm *changed to Improvers – FULL

£45 each, discount for returners / bringing own materials

Download 1Watercolour Beginners Information 

Download Watercolour Materials (for those wishing to purchase their own)

Short Courses

*NEW* EVENING CLASS  3 x Thursdays 7-9pm – (27th July possibly) 3rd, 10th & 17th August – STILL BOOKING

*NEW* AFTERNOON CLASS  3 x Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm – 1st, 8th & 15th August – FULLY BOOKED

£20 each, discount for returners £15

Please register your interest via the form below, stating your experience with watercolour. Feel free to ask any questions. There are information brochures available, which I’ll add to the site (hopefully!).

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Wirral Open Studios Tour 2017

IMG_4124This year over 60 artists are taking part across Wirral in 36 venues – shared spaces and studios – on 10-11 June (Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-5). You can download the brochure with listings and maps here or pick up a printed version from any of the artists or venues across Wirral. Continue reading

Watercolour Classes 2017

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1st July Beginners’ Saturday – FULLY BOOKED

14th July Beginners’ Friday – ONE PLACE LEFT

15th July Improvers’ Saturday – 3 PLACES

21st July Improvers’ Friday – 2 PLACES

Late July and August dates to follow.

Please register your interest via the form below, stating your experience with watercolour. Feel free to ask any questions. There are information brochures available, which I’ll add to the site (hopefully!).

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Experiments & Sketches

Watercolour is a feisty medium – I refuse to say ‘difficult‘, though it’s often said to me by those either keen to learn or keen to avoid it. I also refuse to talk about ‘rules‘ because that implies a power imbalance between the artist and the paint. It may begin that way but, like learning the rumba, eventually the dance starts to look and feel more sensual and natural. Continue reading

Watercolour Day for Beginners

Wet-wet technique, run-backs, granulating pigments and dry brush are used in the miniature seascape (Janine Pinion 2016).

Wet-in-wet, run-backs, granulating pigments and dry brush are used in this miniature seascape.

Friday 23rd September 10-3

Five hours of watercolour bliss in a small group (max 4) – open to all levels of artistic ability but with little or no experience of watercolour painting. Tuition in my studio near New Brighton, Wirral, close to the prom and historic Magazines area.

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Upcoming Dates for Watercolour Classes

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses 10am-3pm £45 (discounts for returners). This is an intensive day for those who prefer it to weekly classes and all or some materials are included. Maximum of four per group.

Masterclass 1 is for anyone new to watercolour painting, whether you’re a practising artist or starting out. Materials included. Friday 15th July (one space left); Saturday 16th July (one space left); further date to follow (four places)
Masterclass 2 is a follow-on day OR for those who have some experience of watercolour painting. Materials to supplement your own. Saturday 2nd July (full) & Friday 22nd July (two spaces left)
Masterclass 3 (coming soon!) is for those with more experience and will focus in more depth on advanced techniques and on my own particular approach. Bring your own materials, specialist materials provided.

How to book: send me your preferred class and dates via the contact form below.

PRACTICE SESSIONS

Practice sessions are suitable either for those who have attended a Masterclass or who have some experience of watercolour painting but want to develop their skills further (not suitable for complete beginners). If you would like to come for informal tutoring for up to 3 hrs in a small group, let me know via the contact form below. Bring your own materials  (water containers and supplementary materials provided). 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm £15 (dates coming shortly)

OTHER CLASSES

There has been some interest in a series of weekly classes, so I will be trying these soon, dates and prices to follow. Let me know if you are interested. I also tutor groups as a visiting artist, so please feel free to ask for details via the contact form below. If you would like to book a class in my studio for your group of up to four, do get in touch as I offer special rates.