Some watercolourists get stuck in a rut and produce perfectly competent paintings that lack freshness and originality. Why is this? A major cause is the “ too much syndrome “. We use multiple pigments separately and in mixing. We also use too many brushstrokes, often in an attempt to include too much irrelevant detail. During the process we lose the wonderful vibrant transparency that is the hallmark of good watercolour. This course is designed to refresh your entire painting process and get you out of that rut.  Suitable for intermediate and advanced students. Course runs from Lunch on Tuesday to Lunch on Thursday. 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.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board, en-suite accommodation and refreshments. Non residential places also available.


3 days (1:00pm to 2:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Residential
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Weekends
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Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT