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Lakeland Landscape - Watercolour & Mixed Media at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park

Lakeland Landscape in Watercolour and Mixed Media near Windermere
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About the Course

Check out our 2020 Cowshed Creative workshop programme on OUR website (purple tab above). Get in touch to express an interest.

Enjoy the stunning views of the Kentmere valley and capture the natural beauty of the landscape. The day will combine practical painting and drawing exercises in the art studio with opportunities to work directly outdoors focusing on fells and skies. A great opportunity to develop your watercolour painting skills and explore a variety of mixed media techniques.

During the course you will look at ways to combine drawing with watercolour to create marks, texture and colour in your landscape paintings. The day will start indoors developing skills with some warm up exercises and then we will go outdoors to work directly from observation.

The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience. Karen Lester will guide and support you throughout the day using demonstrations, discussions, and example work. Karen enjoys working with a range of painting and drawing media including printmaking, sometimes combining these to create mixed media images. Each type of medium brings its own exciting possibilities and unique qualities, something she continually explores. Her studio base is in the South Lake District, an area where she can spend time immersed in the landscape, a source of endless inspiration. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the North West over the last 25 years and she has been involved with projects including Printfest, C-Art and Go Herdwick.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Lakeland barn on our traditional family Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

For details on how to book: Please go to our website (purple button) and click book.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop fee is £70 and includes a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside if its sunny or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

You will need to bring your own watercolours, brushes, paper etc. All details can be found on our website.

For details on how to book as well as info on this and other courses, take a look at our website (purple button top right).

Contact

George Grange at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)
Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane
Staveley
Kendal
Cumbria
LA89JQ
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

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Reviews

Really enjoyed my day at Watercolour Landscape at The Cowshed, wonderful place. Karen made the course so interesting and she so was very helpful. Can't knit or sew now with my fingers, but found I could manage the painting. New interest for me now. Thank you Karen and also George for her lovely home made food. Regards,Olwen Swan.

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- - #24252

Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):

Delighted you have found a new hobby and thank you for such lovely comments.

Throughly enjoyed the day. Venue is of the highest quality, Lunch was all homemade and delicious.

I was a complete beginner doing watercolours. Karen was very patient and I learnt a lot of techniques.
Hopefully this will be the start of a new hobby!

Thanks again George and Karen for a lovely day!

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- - #24238

Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and hope to see you again.

I enjoyed my day! The tuition was informative, relaxed and we all received individual help and advice. The venue was comfortable and spacious. The lunch was excellent. I recommend both the course that I attended and the venue

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- - #24194

Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):

Thanks Fiona. Lovely to meet you and hope to see you again.

Stunning venue in the Kentmere valley. We were warmly welcomed and shown great hospitality by the owner, George Grange. George's soups and cakes are brilliant.
The watercolour course was run by Karen Lester who has the talent and skill to put everyone at their ease and help all of us, regardless of ability, learn new techniques and approaches to watercolour.
The best day out; a one day holiday with wood burner, paints and cake. Who could ask for more?

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- - #24129

Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):

Thank you Lynn. You lovely comments are so appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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