Painting Boats on the Water in Pen and Wash with Roy Simmons, a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns



Painting Boats on the Water in Pen and Wash ~ with Roy Simmons ... Beginners and intermediates.

Another inspiring and fun day with Roy Simmons, who will guide you through the intricacies of Pen and Wash whilst creating some lovely art - or help you extend your existing skills.

This is a way of painting using a waterproof pen that is then enhanced with watercolour. Using my methods you will find this is a very enjoyable way of capturing a scene. Don't worry if you think you “can't draw a straight line”, we don't want straight lines!

We will look at various ways of painting using this medium, by producing 3 simple studies. Roy will paint a boat from the front (using the camera and large screen system, talking as he goes and advising the group on colours and mixing. brush techniques and each student will paint along too. The outline is roughly traced out from the photo (this course is about painting techniques, and not How to Draw)

It's always amazing to see the variety of the pieces that are produced, all impressive and so different! students will then choose from other water-themed photos (which you can trace) to paint a second and maybe even third piece. A really fun day and always with some lovely results

Roy will provide all materials and instruction, you will take home a mounted painting at the end of the day.

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?

Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & homemade biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand-selected experts and professionals and many are considered as leading nationally in their field.


Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns


Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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