Watershed Studio 
This is a list of our 2019 courses remaining this year - please do let me know if you want more information - we do like to match people with the best course for them! You will see some courses are full but it's always good to get your name down on a waiting list - you never know! 
 
Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Margaret is a past master of pastel and her infectious approach to using this medium in a new light will encourage and stimulate your own enthusiasm. Demonstrating her own approach honed over many “decades” should give you an insight into the best way to reflect light and life into your art. A relaxed mix of ongoing demonstrations and one to one tuition throughout the two days - this is a course not to be mixed if pastels are your medium! It's always a joy to have Margaret here! 
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Cost: £85 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. 
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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. 
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Cost: £85 per day or £165 for two days including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Tues 8th - Florals 
Wed 9th - Woodland 
 
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. Each day will be a different subject and 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. 
Sylvia leads by demonstration followed by plenty of one to one assistance.  
 
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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. Another fabulous couple of days of fun and amazing painting with this brilliant tutor! You won't believe what you will achieve! 
 
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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! 
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Cost: £165 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
This course will explore and abstract winter landscapes using mixed media and simple printing techniques. 
We will look at the shapes winter trees make once summer leaves have gone, and ways to represent winter skies and cool temperatures in expressive ways. 
This will be an exciting two days when we will also take a look at artists past and contemporary who have used this subject matter. Students will learn some techniques of simple printing and mixed media to produce unique and exciting work, going home with plenty of ideas to continue painting in the future. 
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Cost: £165 including materials, delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
A fun and experimental two days exploring a whole load of techniques using a large selection of beautiful inks and a exiting range of mixed media ideas to produce several paintings over the time you are here. Trevor will provide all the materials and all the inspiration - you will go away buzzing with ideas and skills to take forward into your own painting in the future.  
 
 
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Cost: £165 including all materials and delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Join us for this exciting course with the very popular artist and tutor Vic Bearcroft. 
The first day will introduce you to the techniques involved with using pastels on velour, creating suitable backgrounds for the subject, lighting, atmospheric effects, etc., culminating in a completed natural setting for the fox. 
On the second you will focus on animal fur textures, features, especially eyes, before painting the fox into the background with appropriate highlights and adding foreground elements for depth. 
 
 
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Cost: £100 including all materials and adelicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
On this wonderfully exciting day withe Melanie she will begin with answering the questions: what is silver clay, where does it come from and how does it work? She will then demonstrate and explain the main techniques you will be working with and there will be plenty of time to experiment and be creative. She will also cover how easy it is to fire the clay at home. 
 
Each student will design and create two or three pieces of finished jewellery which will be ready to wear by the end of the day. 
 
Melanie will bring with me all tools, equipment, materials, work mats and information sheets. A wonderful opportunity to learn and develop a new skill - check out her book on the subject! 
 
Melanie has been teaching silver clay workshops since 2004. She is a qualified Art Clay Instructor and a certified trainer for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, so you can relax and know that she will do her utmost to ensure that the time you spend with her is a positive and enjoyable learning experience. 
 
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Monday 2nd, 7pm—9.00pm approx  
Tues 3rd, 7pm—9.00pm - FULL 
Wed 4th Dec, 7pm—9.00pm approx 
Thursday 5th Dec - 7pm - 9pm FULL 
Cost £30/session including materials and mulled wine 
 
Join us for a fun evening making your own festive door wreath. Allison will lead by demonstration followed by plenty individual help and practical hints on how to personalise your Christmas wreaths.  
 
Please bring seccateurs and/or any other Christmassy bits like baubles and glitzy bits. 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. 
 
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