In-person course
in Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent Maker & location details

Line & Colour, an introduction to gouache with Louise Adams



Louise will guide you to paint using line and colour. This is a fun and colourful workshop, introducing the concept of flat colour to make a decorative painting. The day starts with a quick drawing exercise to really look around your subject. There will be a wonderful array of interesting ceramics, textiles, flowers and other decorative and colourful items to create a set up for your painting. We will be using gouache and ink, to build up compositions, large and small with vibrant colours. Louise is keen on trying things out, composition and the use of pattern and contrast to help design and create rich and attractive paintings. Louise has a background in design, especially for the ceramics industry where she was Art Director for the Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company. She loves to use pattern in still life and hopes you'll join her for this rewarding day, suitable for all stages.

What's included in the price?

All materials and inspirations for the day are included, but please do bring your own brushes if you prefer. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Stockton Brook Studios

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Stockton Brook Studios are based in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. Louise & Mark live in an old farmhouse and have planning permission to create Studios in their large stone barn for art, craft and design courses. While this is being worked on, weekly art classes and workshops are held locally, as well as educational and sketching events in their Wildflower Meadow. Mark is a figurative Sculptor, passionate about drawing and painting, making things and nature. Louise, an Artist/Designer.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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