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Improve Your Watercolours - weekend course

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 20th December 2019.
Art workshops at Flatford Mill

Duration: Two days

Price: £270

Book with: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

About the Course

Residential weekend watercolour workshop at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Friday - Sunday.

This course is designed for those with some experience of painting in watercolour who may be somewhat frustrated with their attempts to achieve fresh and lively results. Demonstrations will include a review of the essential elements of working with pure watercolour and an introduction to line and wash techniques. Particular attention will be given to the importance of composition, simplification of a subject and creating correct tonal values. Weather permitting, we will work outdoors as much as possible.

John Tookey is an experienced artist who regularly teaches at Flatford Mill. His deceptively effortless painting style captures the essence of landscape scenes to great effect.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 8 hours of tuition a day.
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
Transport during the courses.
Insurance to cover cancellation, personal belongings, personal accident, legal liability and medical emergency.
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal. Vegetarian and other dietary options available.

For materials, bring what you have and what you are used to working with, which includes colours, brushes, paper or boards and appropriate accessories. Click through above for the course brochure for more details.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 6th December 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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