Line and Watercolour Wash with John Harrison in the Yorkshire Dales



We are delighted to be able to welcome John back to Broadrake after the disruption to indoor workshops with Covid.

A relaxed, interactive, informal day delving into the mysteries of line and wash in John's unique style. Broadrake, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, has amazing views all around and no shortage of inspirational subject matter.

The day will give an insight into John's style with demonstrations and exercises. There may be outdoor sketching opportunities, subject to the weather, working from these and reference images to the final ink drawing and application of light watercolour washes to create a loose lively painting (or three), running from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm (Sunday, May 15th) and 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Weds, Oct 19th) with a break for lunch. If the weather is unsuitable for outdoor sketching, then you will work from inspiring photos of the local area.

John is Yorkshire born and bred, proud of his home county which provides the inspiration for much of his work. He specialises in line and wash, a style that superbly captures the beauty and atmosphere of Yorkshire's landscape, towns and villages.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All reference material, watercolour paper and a pen are included. Please bring your own paints, brushes and a sketchbook, plus a packed lunch. Hot and cold drinks and home baking will be available all day.


Rachel Benson at Broadrake

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Chapel Le Dale
Carnforth, Yorkshire Dales

Suitable for

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  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Lucy Pike Bowyer - - #39212

Brilliant course, I really enjoyed it and found with Johns tips I quickly started to produce pictures I was really pleased with.

Mark Chamberlain - - #16426

A fascinating day in a beautiful studio with great views and subjects to draw in every direction. The course taught me several new pen techniques and tips to use watercolours better. The venue was friendly and relaxed, offering full facilities and delicious home made treats. John and Rachel made us very welcome and we had a worthwhile and fun day.

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