Watershed Studio 
Tel: 01255 820466 

Testimonials 

Many thanks Alison for a great weekend course. The lunches were amazing! Fraser Scarfe is such a good teacher and I look forward to coming back next year for his class I will certainly tell all my art class members about Watershed Studio and your courses and wonderful food…Pat - Sept 18 
Absolutely fantastic two days. First time with pastels, first time at Watershed - looking forward to doing both again! Thank you Allison and Alison Burchert for a lovely experience. - Jenny - Sept 18 
Fantastic course, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt so much (and the hospitality was faultless as usual). Thank you all - Anne x Sept 18 
 
Stephie (Butler) was an excellent tutor - wonderful demonstrations of her beautifully sensitive use of colour. I learnt a lot. Thank you Allison too for the delicious food. - Susanne - Sept 18 
 
Thanks you for serving up Colchester KPA with such a scrumptious Farmhouse Tea. Super sandwiches and savouries, yummy cakes, delicious scones and amazing home-made ice cream all served with never ending pots of tea and coffee. Alternative dietary requirements were catered for too. Not only that but it was served in your beautiful garden. It was superb. 
The patients have said how much they enjoyed it and it was the best afternoon tea they had ever had!! I think you will have to put up another marquee. Please thank your waitresses, they were superb and most helpful. Gail from Colchester Kidney Patients Assoc August 18  
 
Just wanted to say how interesting and inspiring I found this week's workshop with Margaret (Glass). Your organisation was excellent which allowed us to get on with the painting. And of course delicious food! 
If you're in contact with her would you please pass my thanks on to Margaret. I found her technique difficult though interesting but she was so helpful that I think we all made progress. I'm looking forward to trying it out again. 
Many thanks to both of you, Ruth - May 18  
Really enjoyed the workshop with Diana Siedl. She really taught the subject well and gave us lots of ideas about how to use the Art Rage app. One of the interesting features of Art Rage is the tracing function using the pencil which I used to do the tulip. You can then paint the subject eg a cake for your posters. Sue, April 18 
 
Thank you for two lovely days at Watershed Studio .I really enjoyed the painting course with Tim and lots of great company. The food was lovely too! March 18 
Thank you for two lovely days at Watershed Studio .I really enjoyed the painting course with Tim and lots of great company. The food was lovely too!"Thank you for another super weekend Allison. Every time I come I feel that the studio is a second home. Comfortable, not overcrowded and with wonderful tutors who are so talented, helpful and enthusiastic. I always think of you as 'superwoman' organising everything and providing such lovely food as well. Looking forward already to next time."  
 
Celia 
Watershed Studios is my favourite studio , it has space and an atmosphere that is both welcoming and relaxing, the food which is home cooked is wonderful and Allison is always there to solve problems and help in any way she can . Allison is herself an Artist her work is to be seen in the dining area. She has helped me on many occasions when I’ve asked . The classes are so varied you are sure to find something to suit - I always come away with something I am proud of ! And feeling like I’ve been on holiday. 
 
- Val 
 
"Thank you too for the fabulous food. Best I've had in years. Perhaps I shouldn't do too many workshops or think I'll gain weight!" 
 
— Gill 
"The Watershed Studio is the perfect base to enjoy your passion of Art in its many forms, from Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastel, Pen and Wash and many more mediums. In my experience all of the Courses and Tutors I have attended have encouraged and inspired me to develop my style and gave me the confidence to carry on with my interest"  
 
— Chris, Loughborough 
"I'm so glad I discovered you. What an amazing place. Jamels workshop was so inspiring and what a great guy. Allisons hospitality was second to none. Wonderful lady and awesome cook. You can be sure I will return. Thank you so much x" 
"A great place to learn and to teach. I have been visiting Watershed Studio for at least 10 years now as a tutor and can't wait to be back next August!" 
Watershed Studios - my happy place! Lovely rural setting, excellent tutors and loads of home cooked food and cake.  
 
All with a lovely warm welcome from Allison. 
I have done several courses at Watershed studios over last 3 years. The welcome from Alison is always cheery and warm. She provides an excellent venue surrounded by farm land and near to coast. The tutors I have been to are always helpful and supportive in what ever they are teaching.  
I did a watercolour course at Watershed in November with Joe Dowden - great space to work, plenty of room, light and most importantly lovely home-cooked food! Thanks Allison for being such a great host - I look forward to coming back soon... 
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