Welcome to Watershed Studio
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AUTUMN!
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 pleased to say that we are taking bookings for 2022 - don't leave it too late to book as some courses are already filling up!! We have several new tutors and courses as well as our regular favourites so please do look down the whole list. We won't be producing a brochure again this year but regular round robin emails will include the programme dates each time so if you would like to be on that mailing list please do contact us.
Covid Information: we are open for business but with covid secure measures in place!
Last year we adapted the studio and improved our outdoor facilities to make us Covid Secure. Although the Government has relaxed the restrictions we have NOT! We want you to still feel safe when you come here so we are keeping numbers lower than usual on each course to allow for social distancing and masks are still preferred when moving around indoors. We are so fortunate to be out in the countryside and the buildings are airy and well ventilated. We have also introduced other improvements 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.
* 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 the remaining Watershed Studio workshops 2021 at a glance:
(all prices include your homecooked lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap)
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
* 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
Mon 6th, Tues 7th & Wed 8th Dec, morning or evenings - Allison Bond - Christmas Wreath workshops - £30
* Indicates back to back single days courses that qualify for a £4 discount when booked