Welcome to Watershed Studio
WISHING YOU ALL A BRIGHT AND MUCH BETTER YEAR AHEAD!
Watershed is a family run rural venue situated on the edge of our family farm. In the last twenty years we have built up a proven reputation for excellent courses, homely hospitality, delicious farmhouse food and a warm friendly welcome!
We are open and taking bookings for 2021. We are planning for our reopening from the 17th May 2021. We are currently rescheduling all our courses from March to that date in May and these will be up on the website soon. For a quick overview see below and for a link to our 2021 programme click here!
Covid Information: The Studio is currently closed but we are still here to take bookings for when we can reopen.
Last year we adapted the studio and improved our outdoor facilities to make us Covid Secure. We have reduced the numbers of people attending every course to ensure we can keep 2m between tables and carried out full risk assessments. We are so fortunate to be out in the countryside and the building is airy and well ventilated. We have also introduced other controls and changed how we serve meals and refreshments to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed whilst you are here. It's different but it's still a great experience!
We will continue to follow the news and keep up with guidelines as they change - please do feel free to get in touch if you would like to know what further measures we are putting in place.
We are spending the winter preparing for your return - as you can see from this picture, renovation work is being undertaken on an old barn so we can use it as a new dining area!!
* WATERSHED STUDIO - who we are!
✓ We run one and two day quality art and other creative courses from March to December
✓ We hire professional and popular tutors and cover watercolour, oils, pastels, acrylics, collage, line and wash, willow sculpture and other creative courses
✓We enjoy a peaceful and rural location - surrounded by gardens and fields.
✓ We are renowned for our warm welcome, great hospitality and farmhouse home cooking and there is plenty of off road parking
✓ We are blessed with plenty of good fairly local B&B accommodation
✓ We are easy to find and not too far from A12 turn off at Colchester
✓ We value our local community and run regular charity events throughout the year
Learn more about our courses with links through to our 2021 Programmes
Or here is a list of Watershed Studio workshops 2021 at a glance:
(all prices include your homecooked lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap)
MARCH - rescheduled dates
* Now Tues 6th July Sylvia Paul Exciting times with paper and acrylic collage - £87
* Now We 7th July Sylvia Paul Exciting times with paper and acrylic collage - £87
APRIL - rescheduled dates
Now 13th & 14th July Stephie Buter Wildlife in Watercolour - £170
Now Sat 3rd July Trevor Osborne - Lino printing - wildlife and farm subjects - materials incl £87
MAY - some rescheduled dates
Now 17th & 18th August Graham Webber From Field to Frame - oil landscapes - £170
Now Sun 4th July John Devitt Watercolour and Inks - £87
Now Wed 16th June Mona Marnell Beginners Stained Glass Day - materials incl £95
Now Thurs 17th June Mona Marnell Beginners Stained Glass Day - materials incl £95
Tues 18th Trevor Osborne Pastels over Inks - subject - girl in water - materials incl £87
Wed 19th Toni Peers Enamelling for Beginners - £87
Sat 22nd Catherine Guilder Sustainable Fibres and Natural Dying Workshop - materials included £80
Tues 25th Deb Hart Willow Weaving - garden structures including an obelisk - materials included £87
Tues 8th & Wed 9th Kay Elliott Painting Large Watercolour Flowers - £170
Sat 12th & Sun - 13th Jamel Akib Fast No Fuss Pastels - £170
Tues 15th Deb Hart Willow weaving - birds - materials incl £87
Tues 22nd Melanie Blaikie Polymer Clay Jewellery for Beginners - materials incl £87
Wed 23rd Toni Peers Wet Felting for Beginners - materials included £80
Sat 26th Keith Morton Making Progress with Portraits - oilsor acrylics - £87
Tues 29th Sue Butters - Mosaic Magic - design your own placque or pot stand - £60
* Sat 17th Graham Webber Oil Landscape in a Day 1 - £87
* Sun 18th Graham Webber Oil Landscape in a Day 2 (these will be different ) £87 or £170 for both days
Tues 10th Deb Hart Willow Weaving - a basket - materials incl £87
Sat 4th Chris Rowbury Harmony Singing - £35
Tues 7th & Wed 8th Stephie Butler Liquid Charcoal and Watercolour - £170
Sat 11th Trevor Osborne Hare - Air Dried Clay Sculpture - materials incl £85
Sun 12th Trevor Osborne - Air Dried Cly - garden figures with armatures. Materials incl £90
Tues 14th & Wed 15th Nial Adams Classical Techniques of Oil Painting for the
Modern Artist - £170
Wed 22nd Toni Peers - Enamelling for Beginners and Improvers - materials incl £87
* Sat 25th Charles Evans Traditional Acrylic Landscapes - £87
* Sun 26th Charles Evans Traditional Acrylic Landscapes - £87
Tues 28th Clive Easter Calligraphy Workshop - incl materials £75
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Tim Fisher Mastering Oil and Knife - two days of mini masterpieces - £170
Tues 5th & Wed 6th Margaret Glass Colour Mixing the Pastel Way - £170
Sat 9th & Sun - 10th Jamel Akib Fast No Fuss Acrylics/Oils - £170
* Tues 12th Sylvia Paul Heavy Bodied Acrylics - £87
* Wed 13th Sylvia Paul Heavy Bodied Acrylics - £87
Sat 23rd & Sun - 24th Jane Betteridge Dynamic Watercolours, moving forward - £170
Sat 30th John Devitt - Simple Buildings with Character - pen and wash - £87
Tues 2nd & Wed 3rd Stephie Butler Portraits in Watercolour - £170
Tues 9th Deb Hart Willow Weaving - Christmas themed decorations - materials incl £87
Sat 13th Richard Taylor Adventures in Watercolour - beyond representation £87
Tues 16th Melanie Blaikie Silver Clay Workshop - in time for Christmas! Materials incl - £100
Wed 17th Mona Marnell Stained Glass - Christmas Keepsakes - materials incl £95
* Tues 23rd Carole Massey Having Fun with Watersoluble Pencils - dry to wet techniques - £87
* Wed 24th Carole Massey Having Fun with Watersoluble Pencils - Portraits, animals and human! - £87
* Indicates back to back single days courses that qualify for a £4 discount when booked