Watershed Studio 
Tel: 01255 820466 

Our Courses  

The Tutors & Their Courses - listings below 

Watershed is well known for it's broad range of one and two-day courses art covering most media. We also have a few other creative courses on offer now and we hope there is something for everyone in our programme, from beginners to the more experienced person wanting to try something different.  
 
Immersing yourself in any creative activity is truly good for your soul. Come to Watershed ans spend a day or two, or evening, with a small group of like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly countryside setting. Here you can share and explore new ideas and skills without pressure or competition and we are here to help you find what bests suits your needs. Watershed courses are all about giving you an immersive experience in ideal surroundings.  
 
We are also happy to put on special workshops, tailor made for you and your group (minimum of 10 people). This is perfect for art group social events, a hen party, a birthday celebration with a difference or just for a group of friends wanting a good excuse for a get together! During the summer, if the weather is good, some of these courses will be held in our new marquee. 
 
We are fortunate to have some wonderful tutors coming here in 2018 and 2019 and you will find all the details below all listed in date order.  
 
You need to book in advance for all courses and a deposit will secure your place.  
Deposits of £20/day, or £10 per evening, need to be paid on booking with the final balance due a month before each course takes place but don't worry, reminders are sent out! 
 
There are booking forms beneath each course - all your data will be stored and used only in accordance with our Privacy Policy and will definitely not be shared with anyone else!! 
 
Our 2019 course dates are slowly being released - this is a work in progress so keep watching as I keep adding! 

All Workshops - see below 

 
Book this through Linda Series - email at bottom of page. 
This 4 day workshop will be tutored by the very talented artist Robert Hagan and will be aimed at anybody who would like to paint in oils in the figurative style of Robert using his EZYART methods as featured on his website. www.roberthagan.com. Robert will show just how easy it is to complete a painting in a day (you will go home with at least 4 paintings), how to introduce life whether it be animals or people, how to gather the reference material for our subjects, how to keep it simple by using a very limited palette and even less amount of brushes, including his signature 'pastry brush'!!!! One other main feature of Roberts style of painting is using his EZYART magnifier. If you are already a follower of Roberts then you may already have one of the magnifiers, if not, they will be available at the time. 
The cost for the workshop is £420.00 per person which includes all refreshments throughout the day as well as a delicious home cooked farmhouse lunch each day. The course will start at 10am each day and we can also have use of the studio in the evening. 
 
If you would like to be included in this wonderful opportunity, please let Linda know and she will send out a booking form. Each booking will require a £ 50.00 deposit with the balance payable 6 weeks before the workshop date. There are a limited number of places and so to avoid disappointment, please let me know as soon as you can. Email: lindaseries@aol.com 
 
 
Cost: £170 - materials included 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
Students will be working with air drying clay. A great product that dries and hardens without the use of a kiln. 
 
Students will learn clay modelling techniques including preparatory sketching, forming an armature, joining clay sections, fine modelling and finishing. 
 
A variety of finishes will then be explored to ensure long term preservation of the work. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
In this exciting, informative workshop, Stephie will show you how to paint portraits in watercolour full of colour with an impressionistic feel. A Suitable for all abilities, she will share how to portray feelings and emotions in your work making it unique. There will be a mixture of ongoing demonstrating and one-to-one attention, thereby enabling everyone to work to the best of their ability. 
 
You will be encouraged to develop your own style, to learn how to paint with Instinct alongside technique, to simplify drawings prior to painting to enable a looser style, to paint with colour that deviates away from the norm. Most of all, you'll have fun and come away inspired to paint more! 
 
To Book this course please fill in the form 
 
Cost: £170 incl some materials 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
Influenced by her love of portraiture, Alison Burchert has studied and rendered both human and animal portraits to an incredible high standard of photorealism. Her unique management of pastels has enabled her work to have both depth and detail as well as the undeniably perfect likeness of her subjects. 
 
Having worked within the print industry, Alison has learned many aspects of colour mixing and how to keep to a small palette, hence she never uses any grey, green or brown chalks in any of her paintings. They are all mixed up on the paper to produce her classic underpainting, prior to the fine lines of fur, feathers and skin tone. 
 
From 2008-2014 she was the artist in residence at Colchester Zoo, doing workshops for children and adults. She was chosen to paint two of the 2.5m giraffe sculptures for the Zoo's 50th anniversary project 'Stand Tall'. 'Womb with a view' went on tour to London's South Bank and her 'Big Katrina' raised the highest bid at auction in September 2013. 
 
She feels that art should be accessible to everyone and that anyone with an enthusiasm for learning can be taught how to draw and see differently once shown. Alison prefers to keep her teaching local to Essex but has been invited to America to teach at a hyperrealism school of art, with various art studios all over Europe requesting her impressive teaching methods. 
 
To Book this course please fill in the form 
 
Cost: £165 
10am to 4.30pm daily  
 
Fraser will provide demonstrations and instructions covering the basics of creating stunning landscapes in Acrylics. On day one this will cover the fundamental elements of landscape painting, sky, land and water. Learn how to use Acrylic paint to its full advantage in specifically tailored workshops. On day two these techniques will feed into larger projects, with the aim to finish with an atmospheric and striking landscape painting. 
 
Please bring a landscape photo or painting that inspires you to be used on the afternoon of the second day. Fraser is keen that you can also paint your own projects as well as his to do something that is personal to you. However, Fraser is quite happy if you would prefer to work entirely on your own source material. He will be around to offer advice and one to one assistance throughout the two days, finishing up with an informal critique at the end of the course. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £65 
7pm - 9pm approx  
 
Come and relax, enjoy, and meet others on a arm knitting workshop this autumn. 
This is a great craft suitable for absolute beginners, honestly, and you don’t even have to know how to knit, though knitters are also welcome! 
You will be guided through the steps you need to know to create this very on-trend home accessory. 
Your finished throw will measure approximately 70cms x 130cms which of course you take home with you. 
The price includes everything you need, plus you will also have a choice of colour for your chunky throw. Oh, and not forgetting tea/coffee and delicious cake of course. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £165 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
Flowers on a large scale have always fascinated Kay. Their colour, form and habit so different from each other. Kay will demonstrate for maybe 20 minutes on the first morning, also showing her work and chatting about her watercolour journey since she started painting professionally. 
 
After that comes the start of the scary fun part as you decide on your flower composition and get drawing and painting, or just painting if you prefer. There will be further demonstrations as you require. Kay is encouraging, supportive and will give one to one tuition throughout the course. She actually rarely sits down! 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £40 including all materials and equipment you can keep 
6.30 - 9.30pm 
 
On this workshop you will learn and practice the art of modelling concentrating on festive characters and other simple Christmas based objects, plus: 
• How to achieve clean crack free paste 
• Understand proportion when sizing heads, bodies & limbs. 
• How to Dress Characters. 
Please bring a suitable container to transport your creations home safely! 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £165  
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Spend two days enjoying the peace and tranquillity of a group painting experience here at Watershed Studios here in St Osyth, on the beautiful Essex coast. 
 
We’re delighted to present this Oil Painting Course with acclaimed Landscape Artist from Norfolk, Nial Adams. Trained in the classical techniques of traditional landscape oil painting by his father as a young boy, Nial has developed a style recognised for its modern twist on the classical method. 
 
Working from his studio in Norfolk, Nial teaches art students, at all levels, the core fundamentals of good oil painting technique. 
For this course at Watershed we bring you a unique experience to spend two days with Nial, in a small group, to learn some of his techniques and secrets. 
 
Nial will demonstrate and lead you in creating simple composition that conveys impact and structure, using a limited palette and large brushes! This course is ideal for the new artist (or even complete beginners), as well as the more experienced artist looking to improve technique and results. 
 
Day two will cover use of 'glazing and scumbling'. Using a broader range of colours, Nial will explain the benefits of working with strong colours in harmony with subtle glazes, helping you to produce rich and deep textures, explosive highlights that really add a punch to your artwork. 
 
During this intensive two-day course your learning will include - 
· The basics of good landscape painting composition 
· Learning about the tonal method of oil painting 
· Discovering some of the techniques of the Old Masters 
· Exploring colours, colour mixing and handling oil paints 
· Painting from references vs. your imagination 
· How to avoid the common mistakes most amateur artists make 
Find out more about the Artist – see more about Nial and his artwork on facebook and Instagram 
 
Watershed Art Courses are all about giving you an immersive experience in perfect surroundings. Spending time with a small group of like-minded artists, where you can share and explore new ideas, without pressure or competition. 
We welcome artists at all levels and this course is designed to teach you solid fundamentals, so ideal for the beginner, as well as the more experienced artist looking to revisit good basics. 
Having the time to truly stop, step off the wheel and have two full days of top-quality art tuition is the perfect way to treat yourself. 
Learning in this immersive and focused way will give you a range of new and improved skills, helping you to develop your personal style as an artist and progress. 
 
The Package – 
The cost of this Two Day Course is £165 
Maximum Course numbers are 12 
It includes the following a delicious farmhouse lunch and home made cake in the afternoon. You will be supplied with a list of materials on booking or on request and we are always happy to help if anything presents a problem. 
You’ll arrive around 9.30am on the first day to a warm welcome, having the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and meet your fellow art students before a 10am start. Don't worry if you are early as the studio will be open for coffee from 9am. Lunch is served either in our spacious garden room or outside on the covered terrace - everything is home cooked on the premises by Allison and all special diets catered for. You will resume painting in the afternoon and homemade cake will be brought down to enjoy during a tea break. Although the day officially ends at 4.40pm the studio will remain open on day one if you wish to stay on and paint. 
 
How to Book – please see form below or ring me on 01255 820466 and I can take details that way. We aim to respond within hours to any enquiry, if not sooner, and a deposit is all that is needed to secure your place. The balance is due a month before the course start and email reminders are sent out.  
If you would like any further information please contact Allison - numbers below. 
 

To Book this course please fill in the form 

 
Cost: £87 
10am - 4.30pm 
 
A day to get to grips with Still Life. After a short demonstration, your day's painting will be start by looking at interesting ways with composition. We'll also consider how keeping an eye on the tones can give your picture an extra edge of realism. Bright metal objects shine, backgrounds stay in the background, and cast shadows have more interest. The tonal aspects of this tutorial will set you up for the next day's Portrait workshop. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £90 includes cost of model 
10am - 4.30pm 
 
A day's portraiture with a life model. The day starts with a short demonstration in the basics of the subject, and continues with individual coaching. This workshop will help you add a reality and a structure to your painting. With a portrait that means, for instance, that eyes stay in their sockets, the tip of a nose doesn't finish in mid-air, hair looks 3-D, (not just 2-D with a texture) and a neck settles comfortably under a chin. This course will give you a good foundation in a rewarding discipline. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £87 or £165 for both days 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Heavy body acrylics can be used with a palette knife to create textural and expressive paintings. Sylvia will demonstrate her technique using a brush at first and then a palette knife.  
 
Both subjects lend themselves to this way of working and can inspire some expressive paintings. Using a palette knife can help to free up your paintings so come prepared to experiment. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Students will learn several different methods of simple printing, using them in an exciting and imaginative way. Printed imagery will be used as subject matter and also as part of the work itself in the form of collage, thus adding an extra dynamic dimension to the images produced. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Learn how to develop snow scenes in line and wash with Tim Fisher, starting with the creation of sketches that will help you develop an idea into a final painting. Tim will introduce you, through demonstrations, to the type of materials and drawing tools you could use to create a successful painting as well as covering painting surfaces and the limited palette of colour you will need. 
 
Tim has worked with ink and watercolour for a number of years and has developed a unique drawing style that is fast and loose and works well when combining with watercolour. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Charles will be demonstrating throughout each day, gently taking students through the process of creating finished pictures. Each day you will cover different subjects. You will receive plenty of advice and tips as well as individual tuition - Charles has a wonderfully relaxed manner, guaranteed to put you at your ease and ensure that you have an enjoyable and instructive day. 
 
As well as being on TV, Charles is now one of the leading demonstrators for Winsor & Newton and demonstrates all over the country. He now lives in the wilds of Northumberland, writing, doing stage shows, workshops and demonstrating to art societies all over the country as well as holding painting holidays in the UK and Europe. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £80 including all materials, delicious farmhouse lunch and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm  
 
During this fun but intensive day of tuition and practical advice you will cover the essential skills needed to make a small realistic delicate-looking wired sugar flower arrangement. You will learn how to create some beautiful individual flowers along with some simple foliage which you will be able to assemble into a small arrangement. This will keep for ever in an air tight container and be placed on a special occasion cake or your Christmas cake? This is a fabulous skill for any budding home cake decorators - what could be nicer than being to present someone with a specially decorated cake for any occasion? Please bring a suitable container with you for transportation! 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £25 including all materials and refreshments 
From 7pm - 9.30 approx 
 
A fun introductory evening to the fabulous craft of needle felting. Join Allison for this informal foray into this art and create your own robin to join you and your family at Christmas.  
 
Needle felting is the action of repeatedly stabbing a sharp, barbed needle into dry wool to tangle and lock the fibres together to form a solid or flat mass of felt. The more to needle the wool the tighter and harder the form will become and you can make any variety of shapes and sizes of creation, adding wings, tail etc with complete ease. It’s quite magical what you can make and achieve. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as anyone with some experience. All materials are included and you can take home the needle and pad if you wish along with some extra bits of wool if you haven’t quite managed to finish your Christmas friend! 
 
We will also have an area with lights where you can photograph your brilliant bird against a festive background, either on its own or alone with friends to make a photo flock! Ideal for a Christmas Ecard, or profile picture or print and create good old fashioned cards? Just a thought........ 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 including some materials 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Students will have an opportunity to explore the joy of working with acrylic inks. 
 
A variety of possible uses will be covered including, loose and vibrant flowers and animals, a development tool for abstracted landscapes and as the basis for Watercolour and acrylic or pastel work. Some materials will be provided. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Monday 3rd, 2pm—4.30pm & 7pm—9.00pm approx 
Tues 4th, 7pm—9.00pm - FULL 
Wed 5th Dec, 7pm—9.00pm approx- nearly FULL 
Thurs 6th, 7pm - 9.00pm approx 
Cost £30/session including materials and mulled wine 
 
Join us for a fun evening making your own festive door wreath. Allison will give you practical hints on making Christmas wreaths, as well as sharing ideas of how to use freely available evergreen foliage to help create your own traditional Christmas table arrangement! 
 
Please bring seccateurs and/or any other Christmassy bits plus ribbon that you might like to use. All foliage will be provided, as well as wires, frames, oasis, plus inspiration and a very friendly atmosphere. If there is time at the end you might like to make a small table arrangement from the greenery so bring a deep container of your choice (we do have plastic trays otherwise) and a candle the right size to fit so thinner ones are better than a fat church candle.  
I will be using hay and moss again for the wreaths so please dress accordingly!! 
This is a fun evening, not to be taken too seriously, and suitable for everyone including complete novices. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Learn how to build your watercolours from light to dark,  in 3 washes. Using the paper as your lightest tone, create your paintings with clean, transparent washes. David's workshops are not the 'step-by-step' type, as he prefers to teach the necessary skills, which allow students to develop their own, individual style. Includes lots of demonstration of techniques and one-to-one. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
This 2 day course is designed as an introduction to portraiture and a refresher for those who might have previously found this subject daunting. Carole will ease you into portrait drawing and painting, guiding you through basic techniques, improving your observation to gain confidence and technique. 
On the first day, we will study the features, proportions and form, using techniques to develop accurate drawing to achieve a likeness, through simple step-by-step exercises using pencil and charcoal. On the second day, you will be able to work on your own choice of portrait in colour, working from photographs. Carole will also demonstrate a portrait using the grid method, as well as considering pose, composition, skin tones, hair texture, and shading... and much more!. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £87 for one day or £165 for two including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Collage is a great way to spice up your paintings with texture. If you are stuck in a rutt and want to have a go at something more exciting than the same old watercolours come and have an adventurous day which could transform your paintings forever. Sylvia has used collage for over 18 years in her work and has a wealth of expertise in the subject to pass on. Try a familar subject like landscape or experiment with abstract the choice of subject is yours. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
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Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Roger will show you how to portray water and how to reflect images in water to create tranquillity compelling the viewer to look at your pictures. Themes covered: Still Life reflected on a glass top, reflections on a wet road, to water with trees, bridges, and boats reflected, how it all works, the tones, angles etc. 
If the weather is suitable we will also go down to St Osyth boatyard. Please bring photographs that you would like to paint from. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Cost: £165 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
This exciting two day course will give you a valuable insight into how Stephen produces his stunning landscapes. The course content will include: 
 
1 Discussion on materials, oil paint, use of thinners , types of canvas/surface to use,brushes and generally anything to do with painting and questions students may have. 
2 How to work with photographs. Compositions and cropping the view. 
3 Importance of sketching the view prior to commencing the work. 
4 Transferring the image to the canvas. 
5 Under painting the canvas to create tonal ranges 
6 Step by step demonstration with one on one tuition as the painting progresses. 
7 Completing the work with final highlights 
8 Framing the work importance of the correct frame for the work. 
19 Discussions on the course and reactions from the students. 
 
Stephen encourages everyone to ask questions throughout the two days and take plenty of notes. He normally would supply two photos for you to work from but is happy if you wish to bring your own.  
 
To Book this course please fill in the form 
Cost: £165 
10am - 4.30pm daily 
 
Learn invaluable watercolour skills with author and Leisure Painter contributer Tim Fisher 
Using group and individual instruction, let him lead you through methods of working successfully with the watercolour medium using a limited palette. Learn how to put life into your paintings, using techniques to create soft atmospheric watercolour paintings. During this course you will learn which materials to use for best results. How to create granulation and texture. Master brush control using different types and explore different styles of working. Subjects such as skies, trees, buildings and figures in the landscape are covered in a friendly step by step manner. 
To Book this course please fill in the form 
Wednesday 8th May - Mountains and Moorlands in Acrylics 
Thursday 9th May - Village Scenes in Acrylics 
Cost: £87 per day or £165 for two days including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Charles will be demonstrating throughout each day, gently taking students through the process of creating finished pictures. You will receive plenty of advice and tips as well as individual tuition—Charles has a wonderfully relaxed manner, guaranteed to put you at your ease and ensure that you have an enjoyable and instructive day. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers, or someone new to this medium. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
By implying rather than painstakingly rendering detail, the artist can trick the viewer’s eye. 
 
During the weekend, we’ll aim to produce a number of pieces of art work quickly and without fuss.  
Subjects to be covered will be cityscapes, portraiture, skies, Cafe scenes, birds in flight…. all those scenes you’ve since thought impossible. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
A wonderful opportunity to work with this very popular and extremely talented artist. There will be a mix of ongoing demos and one-to-one tuition, as Stephie work with you as you go. You will be encouraged to develop your own style and to paint with instinct. Most of all, you'll have fun and come away inspired to paint more! 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Two days of solid portraiture. You’ll paint two portraits  ... one from a from a photograph supplied by the tutor, and one from a live model. The days start with short demonstrations and continue with individual coaching. This workshop will give anyone new to portraiture a good start with the principles of creating a likeness ... head construction, positioning features accurately, and the basics for successful colour mixing. The course (the second day building on the progress made on the first) will give you a solid foundation in this rewarding subject. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Amanda in an award winning, internationally aclaimed plein air watercolourist. She loves watercolour painting - more than that it's her life! She is totally addicted to the chemical reactions produced by the combination of organic watercolour pigment, traditional watercolour papers and water - she loves watching paint dry. More details on this course to follow. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
 
Cost: £87 including delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm  
 
This course is designed for photographers with an ‘entry level’ SLR camera and the standard ‘kit’ lens that comes with such cameras and little or no experience of using them. 
It will explore the potential that these cameras have and explain how to use the controls and functions to best effect. 
This course is not concerned with ‘effects’ or the peripheral ‘trickery’ that some cameras have installed, but will concentrate on the absolute basics of how your camera works. You will learn about what the different settings on your camera mean, how they work and how using them can make a real difference to your photography. 
This will then lead onto an exploration of ways to compose and expose shots to create some dynamic images using the controls on your camera to their fullest potential. 
You do not need any prior knowledge to take this course – it really is aimed at complete beginners and will not tie you up with unnecessary technical jargon. 
 
Your Course Tutor RICHARD TAYLOR Cert.Ed. BA(Hons) MA 
Richard Taylor is a highly experienced and skilled teacher of Photography (Advanced Skills Teacher status awarded by UK Gov. Dept. for Education) 
During a long and successful teaching career Richard has: 
Lead a College Photography course (consistently rated Outstanding by OFSTED) for UK and International students. 
Worked for Essex Local Authority Advisory and Inspection Service as a Specialist Subject Advisor. 
Lead courses for groups of European Visual Arts Teachers for the ‘International Study Tours’ organisation 
Richard has also taught at Heatherley’s Art School, Chelsea, and the University of Essex, as well as lecturing at the Business Design Centre, Islington . 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £70 including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm - taking place in the marquee. 
 
Come along and learn the art of wet felting then design and make your own bag, hat, bowl or maybe a lap top/iPad cover! Or why not make a landscape picture using different coloured wool to make an atmosphere hanging? 
 
Felt making is an ancient craft dating back thousands of years, yet the same techniques are still used today. Wool fibres are sprayed, pressed and rubbed with warm soapy water until they lock together to form a non woven textile which can be moulded into a myriad of creations, ranging from small three-dimensional objects to yurts and on to the thinnest of cobweb scarves. This versatility never ceases to amaze. 
 
Handmade hats are Kris’s speciality. She use mainly Merino tops (processed fleece) which is fine, soft and available in a huge array of colours. The addition of different fibres such as silk, wool locks, organza and alpaca, either as an embellishment or blended, adds contrast and texture. 
Kris enjoys using vintage buttons and found objects to decorate her designs, and she also makes bags, slippers and a variety of other designs as shown in her gallery. www.krismarriottfeltmaker.co.uk 
 
Kris is a member of the International Felt Makers Association (I.F.A.) 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
Details to follow 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £145 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
A two day intensive textile course creating a beautiful contemporary panel incorporating a multitude of techniques to include colour balance, design, perspective and composition, image transfer, 3-d structural applique, stitch textures and thread painting.  You will be taken step by step and rewarded with the completion of your embroidered and embellished wall hanging.  An ideal course for beginners and for those wishing to build on their free machine embroidery experience 
 
Participants need to bring their own sewing machine with drop feed dogs, an extension table if you have one to fit your machine, a normal presser foot and a free motion foot. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Flowers on a large scale have always fascinated Kay. Their colour, form and habit so different from each other. Kay will demonstrate for maybe 20 minutes on the first morning, also showing her work and chatting about her watercolour journey since she started painting professionally. 
 
After that comes the start of the scary fun part as you decide on your flower composition and get drawing and painting, or just painting if you prefer. There will be further demonstrations as you require. Kay is encouraging, supportive and will give one to one tuition throughout the course.  
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Fraser will provide demonstrations and instructions covering the basics of creating stunning landscapes in Acrylics. On day one this will cover the fundamental elements of landscape painting, sky, land and water. Learning how to use Acrylic paint to its full advantage in specifically tailored workshops. On day two these techniques will feed into larger projects, with the aim to finish with an atmospheric and striking landscape painting. 
 
Please bring a landscape photo or painting that inspires you to be used on the afternoon of the second day. Fraser is keen that you can also paint your own projects as well as his to do something that is personal to you. 
 
Fraser is quite happy if you would prefer to work entirely on your own source material. He will be around to offer advice and one to one assistance throughout the two days, finishing up with an informal critique at the end of the course. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Details to follow 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £87 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
A day to get to grips with Still Life. After a short demonstration, your day's painting will be start by looking at interesting ways with composition. We'll also consider how keeping an eye on the tones can give your picture an extra edge of realism. Bright metal objects shine, backgrounds stay in the background, and cast shadows have more interest. The tonal aspects of this tutorial will set you up for the next day's Portrait workshop. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £90 includes cost of model 
10am - 4.30pm 
 
A day's portraiture with a life model. The day starts with a short demonstration in the basics of the subject, and continues with individual coaching. This workshop will help you add a reality and a structure to your painting. With a portrait that means, for instance, that eyes stay in their sockets, the tip of a nose doesn't finish in mid-air, hair looks 3-D, (not just 2-D with a texture) and a neck settles comfortably under a chin. This course will give you a good foundation in a rewarding discipline. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Heavy body acrylics can be used with a palette knife to create textural and expressive paintings. Sylvia will demonstrate her technique using a brush at first and then a palette knife. The different subjects lend themselves to this way of working and can inspire some expressive paintings. Using a palette knife can help to free up your paintings so come prepared to experiment. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
By implying rather than painstakingly rendering detail, the artist can trick the viewer’s eye. 
During the weekend, we’ll aim to produce a number of pieces of art work quickly and without fuss. We will cover a huge range of subjects…. all those scenes you’ve since thought impossible 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Using this exciting medium learn about composition, colour and texture with Sennelier’s UK soft pastel demonstrator Tim Fisher. Choose formats and compositions developed from fast loose sketches. Discover how to combine other materials as underpaintings to achieve striking and inspiring paintings. This course is perfect for those who wish to dabble in a different media or for those with more experience who want to take their work in a different more exciting direction 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
In this exciting, informative workshop, Stephie will show you how to paint portraits in watercolour full of colour with an impressionistic feel. A Suitable for all abilities, she will share how to portray feelings and emotions in your work making it unique. There will be a mixture of ongoing demonstrating and one-to-one attention, thereby enabling everyone to work to the best of their ability. 
 
You will be encouraged to develop your own style, to learn how to paint with Instinct alongside technique, to simplify drawings prior to painting to enable a looser style, to paint with colour that deviates away from the norm. Most of all, you'll have fun and come away inspired to paint more! 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Under expert guidance learn how to create exciting colourful images using the printmaking technique of lino cuts. 
Perhaps even learn in good time for the holiday season, how to make your own unique Christmas cards using this method. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
 
Cost: £ including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Details to follow 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
Details of more courses for 2019 to follow shortly. Please keep looking out as I am adding dates all the time! 
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