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2024 One-Day Workshops in Paignton, Devon

A series of one-day workshops. Each studio-based workshop concentrates on a specific theme or topic. Workshops are limited to 12 students.

Cost of workshop: £65

Tea, coffee & biscuits included.

Bring your own painting materials and packed lunch.

The workshops will be held at 'The Hut', St Paul's Church, Paignton. Parking is available.

If you would like to book a place on one or more workshops, please get in touch via the CONTACT page. A deposit of £10 will secure you a place on a workshop. The balance will be due two weeks before the date of the workshop.

MAY

WED 1 – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

This workshop really is for those who have always wanted to try watercolour painting but who have been put off by its reputation for being difficult. I’ll show you all the techniques you need to get started.

 

SAT 11 – PAINTING BOATS IN WATERCOLOUR

An opportunity to paint boats and water, with advice on drawing boat shapes, painting reflections, and simplifying confusing background details.

 

JUNE

WED 5 – COASTAL SCENERY

Here in the bay, we have so many great coastal views. I’ll show you how to create atmospheric paintings, full of light and depth. 

 

SAT 29 – SIMPLIFYING BUILDINGS IN WATERCOLOUR

Learn how to create loose, and yet convincing, impressionistic watercolour paintings of street and town scenes.

 

JULY

WED 10 – WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE

Painting the landscape in watercolour. I’ll show you the process, from start to finish including ideas on composition such as what to leave in, what to leave out and what to simplify. Also how to use tonal studies to make the process easier.

 

SAT 27 - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

This workshop really is for those who have always wanted to try watercolour painting but who have been put off by its reputation for being difficult. I’ll show you all the techniques you need to get started.

 

AUGUST

WED 7 – TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE

Trees are fascinating subjects for paintings, whether standing alone or in a forest. I’ll show you how to simplify the painting of foliage and also how to mix a variety of greens.

 

SAT 24 – PAINTING SKIES IN WATERCOLOUR

Always a popular subject for painters, and watercolour is the ideal medium for painting the sky in all its moods.

 

SEPTEMBER

WED 4 – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND SIMPLIFYING THE PROCESS

Watercolour painting is a lot easier if you have a plan. In this workshop I’ll show you how to break down the process of creating a painting into simple, more manageable stages.

 

SAT 28 – TOWNSCAPE IN WATERCOLOUR

Streets and towns make good subjects for watercolour paintings. They may seem daunting at first as there may be so much detail in the scene that it puts us off. This is why we have to simplify what we see into more manageable shapes and tonal values.

 

OCTOBER

WED 9 – ROCKY COASTLINE

Rocks, cliffs and water make a great subject for watercolour paintings. Learn how to create light-filled, atmospheric paintings of our rocky coastline.

 

SAT 26 – WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE

Painting the landscape in watercolour. I’ll show you the process, from start to finish including ideas on composition such as what to leave in, what to leave out and what to simplify. Also how to use tonal studies to make the process easier.

 

NOVEMBER

WED 6 – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

This workshop really is for those who have always wanted to try watercolour painting but who have been put off by its reputation for being difficult. I’ll show you all the techniques you need to get started.

 

SAT 23 – CREATING DEPTH IN YOUR WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

Do your paintings appear flat and lacking depth? It’s probably down to your use of tonal values. In this workshop I’ll show you how to give your paintings more impact with the use of light, medium and dark washes. We’ll also cover the topic of negative painting.

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