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Watercolour painting for absolute beginners

Duration: 1 day = 6hours

Price: £55

Run by: Gilly Marklew
at Gilly Marklew watercolour artist and tutor

Grove Farmhouse
Lundy Green
NR15 2NU

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About the Course

This is a gentle introduction to watercolour painting day, aimed at those who have never painted before, or those who have and need help overcoming some common stumbling blocks, such as washes ending up too muddy, bitty, or too pale.

Gilly is an experienced watercolour painting tutor, and knows all of these problems are very fixable by applying the right exercises and techniques at a very basic level, as a foundation to build really beautiful and successful washes.

The day will begin with tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, and friendly introductions, including a group discussion about what experience if any each individual has had and an outline of the exercises we will be doing, all materials and equipment will be provided, so there will be no need for an expensive outlay or materials check, Gilly will demonstrate some basic application techniques for students to follow which are designed as a foundation to apply to the finished painting we will have produced throughout the day.

Residential students can pay separately and is an extra £50.00 per night, and will arrive late afternoon the day before the workshop, and enjoy an evening meal, a luxury bedroom, followed by breakfast before the workshop starts.

If you wish to view the rooms and house, please click on the website link of the craft courses title page to find Gilly's teaching website, and then on the "Georgian house' link on that title page, alternatively look up Gilly's house on air b&b for Lundy green which will take you to air b&b, but please do not book through air b&b as their fee does not include an evening meal which Gilly will provide the night before class.

Students are asked to arrive early evening the day before a workshop, and can bring a non painting, room sharing partner at an extra cost of £10.00

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits.
All materials and equipment.
For residential students, bed breakfast and evening meal.
But all students are asked to bring a packed lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Friday 23rd August 2019
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Tuesday 24th September 2019
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Friday 25th October 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly