Welcome to Watershed Studio
Cornavirus Update - sadly we now have now cancelled all of our spring courses but we are hoping to restart properly in September with social distancing.
The studio is looking very forlorn and empty! I have contacted everyone who is affected. We are fortunate that most of our tutors have been able to reschedule their dates for 2021 to run the same courses at nearly the same time of year and most students have already opted to switch to 2021!
We are listening carefully to what the Government recommends and at this moment we don't know how far ahead we need to act so have currently cancelled up to the end of August. Many apologies but this is a situation is out of our control and completely unprecedented.
We have already started to look at how we might be able to create more social distancing space for students if we are allowed to resume in the autumn. However, it will totally depend on what the Government tells us over the coming weeks and how people feel about social and non-essential gatherings.
Watershed is a family run rura venue situated on the edge of our family farm. In the last nineteen years we have built up a proven reputation for excellent courses, homely hospitality, delicious farmhouse food and a warm friendly welcome!
✓ We run one and two day quality art and other creative courses from March to December
✓ We offer our studio facilities for hire throughout the year for other events and the garden and marquee during the summer months. We also host garden parties, afternoon teas for groups, celebration events, yoga retreat days, tailored parties and funeral wakes.
✓ 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 creative location - surrounded by gardens and fields.
✓ We are renowned for our warm welcome, great hospitality and farmhouse home cooking
✓ We are blessed with plenty of good local B&B accommodation
✓ We are easy to find and not too far from A12 turn off at Colchester
✓ We value community and run regular charity events throughout the year
Learn more about our courses with links through to our 2020 Programmes