Do you have a set of water-soluble pencils but are not sure how to use them? Then this course is for you. Water soluble pencils are an extremely versatile medium, combining the familiarity of a pencil with the magic of watercolour. They are the perfect medium for those yet to master watercolours, whilst retaining all the appeal of drawing and are an ideal medium for both the beginner and the more experienced artist alike. Tutor: Carole Massey Carole Massey is a popular and supportive tutor who has been teaching at Flatford Mill for over 20 years. She managed her own successful design partnership before returning to her first love of painting, which currently involves tutoring, demonstrations, private commissions, and exhibitions. A recent portrait commission for the Bank of England of Sir Charles Bean, deputy governor now hangs in the bank in perpetuity. She is a regular contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine, has written many teaching Art books, published by Search Press, with international sales exceeding 250,000. Her latest books are “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner” and “The Beginners’ Guide to Drawing Portraits” which will be on sale on the course. She has exhibited and demonstrated at the Mall Galleries, London, and her work is in a number of private collections in the UK and abroad. She lives in Suffolk. What to bring Pencils Bring a good colour range (minimum 18) of Artist quality water soluble coloured pencils E.g. Caran d’Ache, Derwent Inktense pencils; Daler Rowney “Albrecht Durer”, Aquarelles etc. Brushes Nos. 5, 8 and 12 round – synthetic or synthetic/sable blend brushes are more suitable for using with water soluble pencils than softer, sable brushes. If you wish to buy new ones, I recommend Rosemary & Co E.g Pointed Sable Mix or Golden Synthetic www.rosemaryandco.com Paper Watercolour paper 140lb/300gsm NOT (semi rough) approx.14” x 10” in a pad or in loose sheets e.g. Bockingford, Langton, Cotman, Canson Handmade papers such as Arches, Saunders Waterford etc. are not suitable for this medium. For colour mixing and practice exercises you can use a good quality cartridge paper providing it has a “tooth” or grain to the paper e.g. W&N medium surface cartridge pad, 150 or 220gsm. Other Materials - Plastic rubber - Craft knife or pencil sharpener - Masking tape - Kitchen roll - Photographic reference for a landscape or subject of your choice About Flatford Mill We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is unsuitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible. Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.

What's included in the price?

Expert Tuition Free Wi-Fi Full Board Accommodation Hot and Cold Drinks Picnic Lunch Full board accommodation and picnic lunch is available for resident bookings only. Refreshments are included for all, but non-resident bookings are advised to bring lunch with you.


3 days

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
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Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, , Suffolk, CO7 6UL