The Joy of Painting

Watercolour Dartmoor
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Description

Watercolour and other water based mediums will be covered in this course which will look at all the crucial elements involved in producing good paintings right through from the planning stage to the finished work. Topics will include developing good colour mixing skills, simplification of material, understanding the importance of tone and creating good compositions.

Painting is for many a wonderful hobby or occupation. Watercolour in particular, is a very challenging medium and although this course includes other water based media it will be taught from a watercolour basis.

We all have our own painting demons and there will be time on this course to look at individual problems and work through them.

The course would suit everyone who has a basic knowledge of their medium, a desire to improve basic painting skills and perhaps change existing working practices that are proving unsatisfactory.

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, en-suite accommodation and refreshments. Non residential places also available.

Maker

Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council

Venue

Dillington House
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

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

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