Watershed Studio 
This is our new programme for 2020. We have several new tutors next year and lots of different courses - it's all very exciting!! Please do book early to avoid disappointment - several  
Cost: £88/day or £170 for two days including delicious farmhouse lunches and homemade cake in the afteroon plus tea and coffee etc on tap all day 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
Collage is a great way to spice up your paintings with texture. If you are stuck in a rutt and want to have a go at something more exciting than the same old watercolours come and have an adventurous day which could transform your paintings forever. Sylvia has used collage for over 15 years in her work and has a wealth of expertise in the subject to pass on. Try a familar subject like landscape or experiment with abstract the choice of subject is yours. 
 
Each day will feature a different demonstration and as you are working independently, with plenty of guidance, you can do either a single day or two days if you have the time and want to fully emmerse yourself into this creative process. This is a perfect opportunity to work with this inspiring and very popular tutor. 
 
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Cost: £35 including a light lunch, refreshments and lots of cake! 
10am to 4pm 
 
Join us at St Osyth’s beautiful (warm) Church for this wonderful opportunity to beat the Winter blues. Chris Rowbury is a patient, charismatic teacher with 30 years' experience. He has a relaxed style laced with plenty of humour. He will get you singing in wonderful harmony in a matter of minutes! He runs singing workshops across the UK and teaches songs in harmony from a wide range of singing traditions. Everything is voice only without instruments or backing tracks. You need no singing experience as Chris teaches all songs by ear (he sings and you repeat). You'll be amazed at the beautiful sound that a group can make regardless of singing background. Whether you've only ever sung in the shower, or you're already in a choir. And all in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere—book early with Allison to avoid disappointment! 
 
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Cost: £170 including farmhouse lunches on both days, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
We are delighted to welcome Glyn next April - he is running two courses here whilst he is in the area! Take your pick but they are filling fast! An exciting Mixed Media workshop with the author of Acrylics Unleashed and World of Acrylics - Glyn Macey 
 
This two day immersive workshop teaches you the nuts and bolts of exactly how Glyn works, from composition and colour to tone and texture. 
 
The studio based two day workshop teaches you the ins and outs of working with sketchbooks, ink, acrylics and collage materials. 
 
Focusing on the sea, the coast and atmospheric harbours as our subjects, you will create original studies and studio artworks full of personality. 
 
 
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Cost: £170 including farmhouse lunches on both days, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
In this exciting, informative workshop, Stephie will show you how to paint wildlife in watercolour, full of colour, with an impressionistic feel, making your work unique. You will focus on the face of the animal and how to portray feelings and emotions in your subject. There will be a mixture of ongoing demonstrating and one-to-one attention, thereby enabling everyone to work to the best of their own ability making this workshop suitable for all, even beginners. 
 
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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https://www.trevorosborneartist.co.uk/ 
Cost: £87 including all your materials plus a farmhouse lunch, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of cutting lino and explore how to use the reduction technique to print a two-colour design. We begin by getting to grips with the basics of lino printing by experimenting with mark making and simple reduction prints and then use these techniques to develop a two-colour design on an A5 or A6 soft-cut lino plate. Soft cut lino is very easy to carve your design and will allow you to make an expressive print. We will print the plates using our relief printing press. 
 
The choice of subject it yours - Trevor will bring along masses of images of wildlife and farm animals so you can decide what inspires you the most. 
 
The workshop is suitable for beginners to printmaking and lino cutting, or those with a little knowledge who would like to increase their knowledge. Those with more experience will be able to cut a more complex design, while beginners will work on something more simple. We cover all the basics and so no prior experience in lino is necessary. 
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Cost: £170 including farmhouse lunches on both days, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
Working in oils over two days, join Graham Webber ROI IEA in learning how to paint 'en plein air', to gather information for a larger painting back in the studio. Throughout the two days Graham will give you an insight into working outside, what materials and techniques will help you make the most of the limited time and challenges of working on the spot from life. Learning how to distill the subject in front of you into key pieces of information and advice on equipment, working wet in wet, colour matching and working with shapes will be part of day one. Back in the studio on day two, we will focus in more depth on the qualities of composition, colour mixing, colour harmonies and tonal balance. Our skill as artists will come into play, employing artistic licence to help the painting become more dynamic, developing the work on a larger scale towards a final piece. 
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Cost: £95 including all materials and a delicous farmhouse lunch, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4pm 
 
During this one day workshop glass artist Mona Marnell will take you through the key skills of the Tiffany method, cutting and shaping glass, applying copperfoil and lead soldering. You will pick one of the patterns provided and Mona will guide you through the whole process so you can take home a beautiful stained glass sun catcher. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron as glass is great fun but it can get messy. 
 
You will be in a small group so you have plenty of one to one help and advice. 
 
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Cost: £170 including farmhouse lunches on both days, cake in the afternoon and tea/coffee etc on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
Take your work to another level and enhance the unique properties of watercolour. Try adding various mediums to manipulate the paint to create wonderful, interesting, atmospheric effects. Prepare, interesting, textured surfaces ready for working on the following day. Step-by-step demonstrations and individual attention throughout.  
 
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Cost: £87 including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
This exciting pastel day is suitable for beginners to the medium, and improvers. All materials are included making it idea if you are new to pastels - you will be painting with a limited palette over an ink background - maybe it's time to try something new and outside your comfort zone?  
 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Discoveries in watercolour are all the sweeter because it’s a fantastic medium to play with. This is where you can make your best discoveries – just by playing and understanding the relationships between hand, heart, brush, paper, pigment and water! Playing gives us the confidence to just take a risk and throw some colour down and see what happens. Playing also gives us the latitude to slow down and see the wonders the pigments create all by themselves leading us to paint and create intuitively. 
 
In this workshop, we’ll explore abstraction and design, shapes and marks, pattern and creating physical and visual texture. We’ll also focus on playing with new colours and pigments, new tools and media and develop our concept and design thinking processes. 
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Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
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. 
 
Subjects to be covered will be cityscapes, portraiture, skies, Cafe scenes, birds in flight…. all those scenes you’ve since thought impossible. 
 
You needn’t cheat yourselves any more! 
 
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Cost: £87 including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
'Love bold shapes and bright colours? Then polymer clay (or Fimo) is for you! From basic beads up to brightly coloured, exquisite ‘millefiore’ designs, polymer clay is perfect for creating unique pieces that are fun and easy to wear. Experiment with a wide variety of shapes, patterns and colours which can be made up into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings and so much more. Suitable for complete beginners, this course is a great introduction to creative jewellery making with Fimo, Premo or any of the other widely available brands of polymer clay. 
 
All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class.  
 
‘This course was great fun. I was amazed by the range of colours and patterns and we all made so much in a short time. I’m definitely going to try this at home…!’ 
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Cost: £85 including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Learn how to create a bird structure which can be transformed by manipulation and technique into various types of feathered creatures. Once the base is constructed you will be learning how to random weave and how to manipulate this amazing natural material to create what you require. Deb will bring geese and Pheasant pics with her but if you wish to create other types birds please bring a picture to work from. 
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Cost: £65 including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm - taking place in the marquee. 
 
Join this very experienced mosaic artist for a fun and relaxed creative day in our marquee (weather permitting!) Mosaic is a piece of art made by assembling small piece of coloured glass, stone, tiles or other materials. On our workshop you will be using vitreous glass tiles to make a useful and beautiful pot stand, plaque or even house number, which will last for ever. 
You will be able to create your own simple design, or use one of the many templates Sue will bring, using your own choice of colours to make a very individual piece of work. 
The day will cover all the basic techniques you will need to carry on with more ambitious projects. 
 
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Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, homemade afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm.  
 
Let me share with you how to use this exciting new product and how it can be used as and alongside watercolour. 
Creating amazing textures from the first wash as the two mediums work together with outstanding granulation effects. 
Painting in an impressionistic style, every artist's work is guaranteed to be unique. 
There will be a mixture of ongoing demonstrating and one-to-one attention, enabling everyone to work to the best of their own ability. 
We will paint wildlife on day one and a portrait on day two from reference photos. 
This workshop is suitable for watercolourists of all levels of experience, even beginners. 
Join me and have fun exploring something new. 
 
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Cost: £85 per day including all materials and a delicious farmhouse lunches each day, homemade afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm.  
 
Students will be working with air drying clay to produce an animal of their choice. Trevor will bring lots of reference material for you to choose from, for example, pictures of hares, pigs, cats or even meercats etc! This is a great product that dries and hardens without the use of a kiln and is so much fun to use. 
 
Students will learn clay modelling techniques including preparatory sketching, forming an armature, joining clay sections, fine modelling and finishing. 
 
A variety of finishes will then be explored to ensure long term preservation of the work. 
 
On the second day you will be using armatures to create something special for the garden!! 
Using new materials and based on Trevor's experience of other successful sculpture courses, you will create your own garden sculpture using a metal armature and resin impregnated material. 
The course will take you from forming your idea through to the finished sculpture. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Spend two days enjoying the peace and tranquillity of a group painting experience here at Watershed Studios here in St Osyth, on the beautiful Essex coast. 
 
We’re delighted to present this Oil Painting Course with acclaimed Landscape Artist from Norfolk, Nial Adams. Trained in the classical techniques of traditional landscape oil painting by his father as a young boy, Nial has developed a style recognised for its modern twist on the classical method. 
 
Working from his studio in Norfolk, Nial teaches art students, at all levels, the core fundamentals of good oil painting technique. 
For this course at Watershed we bring you a unique experience to spend two days with Nial, in a small group, to learn some of his techniques and secrets. 
 
Nial will demonstrate and lead you in creating simple composition that conveys impact and structure, using a limited palette and large brushes! This course is ideal for the new artist (or even complete beginners), as well as the more experienced artist looking to improve technique and results. 
 
Day two will cover use of 'glazing and scumbling'. Using a broader range of colours, Nial will explain the benefits of working with strong colours in harmony with subtle glazes, helping you to produce rich and deep textures, explosive highlights that really add a punch to your artwork. 
 
During this intensive two-day course your learning will include - 
· The basics of good landscape painting composition 
· Learning about the tonal method of oil painting 
· Discovering some of the techniques of the Old Masters 
· Exploring colours, colour mixing and handling oil paints 
· Painting from references vs. your imagination 
· How to avoid the common mistakes most amateur artists make 
Find out more about the Artist – see more about Nial and his artwork on facebook and Instagram 
 
Watershed Art Courses are all about giving you an immersive experience in perfect surroundings. Spending time with a small group of like-minded artists, where you can share and explore new ideas, without pressure or competition. 
We welcome artists at all levels and this course is designed to teach you solid fundamentals, so ideal for the beginner, as well as the more experienced artist looking to revisit good basics. 
Having the time to truly stop, step off the wheel and have two full days of top-quality art tuition is the perfect way to treat yourself. 
Learning in this immersive and focused way will give you a range of new and improved skills, helping you to develop your personal style as an artist and progress. 
 
 
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Cost: £ 80 including delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm 
 
Learn how to weave a beautiful and practical object that can be used for all sort of things. Rush is a lovely, native material which is physically easier to work with than willow as it has a soft centre so easier on your hands, although many weavers mix willow and rush together, the material we will be working with was cut fairly locally, but if you get the bug you can buy it commercially. 
 
 
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Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm daily 
 
Flowers on a large scale have always fascinated Kay. Their colour, form and habit so different from each other. Kay will demonstrate for maybe 20 minutes on the first morning, also showing her work and chatting about her watercolour journey since she started painting professionally. 
 
After that comes the start of the scary fun part as you decide on your flower composition and get drawing and painting, or just painting if you prefer. There will be further demonstrations as you require. Kay is encouraging, supportive and will give one to one tuition throughout the course. Always excellent fun as well as inspiring - this very popular tutor manages to get students to produce some amazing work even if they arrive feeling pretty new to it all and out of their comfort zone! 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
 
Cost: £170 including and delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Details to follow 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
 
Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Margaret is a past master of pastel and her infectious approach to using this medium will encourage and stimulate your own enthusiasm. 
“Too many colours can be a minefield with pastels, as can not having enough! We will play with a restricted palette and the exciting mix of colours that add life to a painting.” 
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: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
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. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
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. 
 
Sylvia will be tackling different subjects on each day. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £88 including a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
This exciting day with John will cover elements of simplifying drawing to focus upon portraying the character and "feel" of a building study.  In particular you will be exploring how we see subjects and what we include and what we omit to produce quality pieces of work which we feel work for us. John wants to encourage participants to achieve a few of pieces of work with which they can feel pleased whilst allowing individual styles to shine through. John teaches and advocates a loose approach to drawing/watercolour style so be prepared to experiment and maybe draw like never before. 
 
 
John is largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the landscape and buildings of Coastal Suffolk where he lives and works. He has exhibited in the UK and Channel Islands and sells his work worldwide. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £170 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
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! 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £88 including materials and a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Have a fabulous fun day with Trevor using a variety of printing techniques to produce a good run of your own indivividual and completely unique Christmas cards for family and friends. 
 
As well as lino printing Trevor will have some other methods of printing for you to experiment with along with lovely colours and papers - more details and an appropriate image will be posted soon!! 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £87 per day or £170 for both days - including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Do you have a set of Water Soluble Pencils but don’t know how to use them? Then these two one-day courses will help you discover the wide range of interesting effects you can achieve using this extremely versatile medium. Combining the familiarity of a pencil with the magic of watercolours, Water Soluble Pencils are a more controllable medium for the beginner whilst offering exciting possibilities in the hands of the more experienced artist. This course is suitable for all abilities. 
 
On Tuesday we will practice a range of dry to wet exercises, mastering trees and skies using techniques such as wet in wet, layering, splattering, whilst also covering colour theory and brush techniques… and much more. 
On Wednesday we will concentrate on painting portraits of humans and animals, including colour mixing and techniques for painting flesh tones, features, hair, fur, backgrounds, also covering composition and working from photographs. 
If you prefer, you can choose to do either landscapes or portraits on both days. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
 
Cost: £87 including a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
This one-day course will explore how colours can be broken down into their constituent parts, then used to create dynamic watercolour paintings, moving towards a state of abstraction. 
The expressive use of colour will be combined with the abandonment of perspective to allow images to emerge from a series of structured exercises. 
Expect a little colour theory, a fair bit of 'letting go' and a lot of creativity and an introduction to the work of some of the key ‘modernist’ painters. 
 
Your tutor, Richard Taylor is a very experienced teacher of painting and has always acknowledged the influences of Pablo Picasso, Andre Derain and Paul Klee on his own work. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £80 including all materials, a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Come and create a sculpture for your garden, or could possibly be decorated with lights or just add height to your herbaceous border. The ball will be around 30 – 45 cm. You will initially learn how to create the base the fill out with a random weave to your desired effect. There will be stakes to mount it on for Allium heads and extra weavers for turning it into a poppy seed head if required, or simply creating a handle to hang in a tree with an entrance for wrens to snuggle into. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £95 including a delicious farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 
10am to 4.30pm approx 
 
Spend a fun day learning a new skill and creating your own unique Christmas decorations for you to treasure or gift to friends and family. Mona will teach you how to cut ,grind and colour glass as well as applying the decorative features to personalise your beautiful glass decorations. Come by yourself or with friends for a creative start to this year's festivities. 
 
You will be in a small group so there will be plenty of one to one help and advice. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £100 including a delicious 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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