Buy a Gift Voucher

Watercolour painting with a chisel head brush

Duration: 1 day

Price: £55

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

Grove Farmhouse
Lundy Green
NR15 2NU

Contact course provider

About the Course

This workshop is aimed at absolute beginners and those who have attained a competent level of application technique, but would like to experiment with different approaches.
Gilly is able to run the same subject at beginners and improvers level, so no one is left feeling out of their depth.
In this workshop we will be exploring how to build up layers of translucent washes wet on dry, this is called glazing, we will be using large chisel head brushes which will result in a beautifully crisp painting which has simplified colour shapes. This approach helps to break us of the habit of being over 'fiddly' with our application, which may have resulted in our paintings looking muddy or 'knitted' rather than washed, as every brush mark has to count. We will also benefit from learning how to see big colour shapes, as we use a big brush, we will have to edit the detail we are seeing in front of us, it is much easier to paint everything we see, because we are not having to make decisions about what to leave out, it is important to see big colour shapes, because these shapes form the basis of every composition underlying a good painting. Gilly will guide you through exercises enabling you to recognize big shapes, in an easy to understand step by step way, which is designed to be fun and informative.

This listing is for non residential workshops, 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

Residential student, evening meal with wine, and breakfast

All materials and equipment

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Course Start Dates

Friday 3rd May 2019
Friday 28th June 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly