Introduction to Watercolours

Watercolour: the importance of tone in painting


Have you ever thought of trying your hand at watercolour painting but don’t know where to start? Are you recently retired or just looking for a new challenge? Designed for complete beginners, this course will open the door to a new and fascinating pastime.

You might be just dipping your toes in the water to see if you like it, the tutor will bring most of the materials. Good art materials are expensive and cheap materials produce poor results and a lot of frustration. We will look at the vast array of materials on offer and then after the course, if you get bitten by the bug, you will know what to buy and what NOT to buy.

It is such a magical medium which will be illustrated with simple demonstrations, discussions and practical exercises and projects. You will have a lot of fun getting to know this fascinating medium and importantly gain confidence so you can maximise your individual potential.

All-comers welcome.

Tutor Information
Clare DuVergier is a well-known painter in the South West and lives in a remote area in the Quantock Hills. She trained both as an actress and as a teacher and her first job at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter instilled a great love of the local landscape. In 1990 having followed a number of career paths she returned to the South West and to a full time career in painting in 2000. She has exhibited at a number of galleries in the South West and Scotland and for many years as part of SAW (Somerset Art Week). She is now much in demand as a lively teacher of traditional watercolour. She works primarily with watercolour and occasionally in oils and mixed media. Her paintings are diverse and include both figurative and abstract works with a particular interest in colour and light.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board, two nights en-suite accommodation and refreshments.
Non residential places also available.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council


Dillington House
TA19 9DT

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  • Hearing impaired
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (4:30pm to 2:30pm)

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