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Watershed Studio

Contact Name: Allison Bond

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St. Cleres Hall Lane St. Osyth
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO16 8RX

Watershed Studio

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About Watershed Studio

Watershed is a rural venue situated on the edge of our family farm running excellent courses, homely hospitality, delicious farmhouse food and a warm friendly welcome!

We hold a broad range of one and two-day art courses covering most media from beginners to the more experienced. Immersing yourself in any creative activity is truly good for your soul. Come to Watershed and spend a day or two, or evening, with a small group of like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly countryside setting.

Watershed Studio's Courses

A day with a model - a portrait. Oils or acrylics with Keith Morton at Watershed Studio
A day with a model - a portrait. Oils or acrylics with Keith Morton at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 6th October 2019
£95
A day's portrait painting with a live model, (or two models depending on the number of students). The day begins with a short demonstration in the basics of the subject, and then continues with individual coaching. This workshop will help you add a reality and a structure to your painting - even at an early stage. With a portrait that means, for instance, that eyes stay in their sockets, the tip of a nose doesn't finish in mid-air, hair looks 3-D, (not just 2-D with a texture) and a neck...
Animal Magic - Air Dried Clay Sculpture, with Trevor Osborne at Watershed Studio
Animal Magic - Air Dried Clay Sculpture, with Trevor Osborne at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 12th September 2020
£85
Students will be working with air drying clay to produce an animal of their choice. Trevor will bring lots of reference material for you to choose from, for example, pictures of hares, pigs, cats or even meercats etc! This is a great product that dries and hardens without the use of a kiln and is so much fun to use.  Students will learn clay modelling techniques including preparatory sketching, forming an armature, joining clay sections, fine modelling and finishing.  A variety of finishes will then be explored to ensure long...
Christmas Wreath Evenings at Watershed Studio
Christmas Wreath Evenings at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 2nd December 2019
£30
Join us for a fun evening making your own festive door wreath. Allison will lead by demonstration followed by plenty individual help and practical hints on how to personalise your Christmas wreaths. Please bring seccateurs and/or any other Christmassy bits like baubles and glitzy bits. All foliage will be provided, as well as wires, frames, oasis, plus inspiration and a very friendly atmosphere. If there is time at the end you might like to make a small table arrangement from the greenery so bring a deep container of your choice...
Exciting winter landscapes with a difference, with Laura Reiter at Watershed Studio
Exciting winter landscapes with a difference, with Laura Reiter at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 8th November 2019
£165
This course will explore and abstract winter landscapes using mixed media and simple printing techniques. We will look at the shapes winter trees make once summer leaves have gone, and ways to represent winter skies and cool temperatures in expressive ways. This will be an exciting two days when we will also take a look at artists past and contemporary who have used this subject matter. Students will learn some techniques of simple printing and mixed media to produce unique and exciting work, going home with plenty of ideas to...
Glynn Macey is at Watershed Studio with Acrylics Unleashed
Glynn Macey is at Watershed Studio with Acrylics Unleashed
Essex - Next course on 15th April 2020
£170
We are delighted to welcome Glyn next April - he is running two courses here whilst he is in the area! Take your pick but they are filling fast! If you know Glynn you will know his work is all about experimenting and having creative fun, and that is exactly what his workshops are all about. If you already know your stuff, his workshops will teach you new techniques and if you're just starting out, you'll be painting your own masterpieces in no time!
Lino Printing - Wildlife -  with Trevor Osborne at Watershed Studio
Lino Printing - Wildlife - with Trevor Osborne at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 25th April 2020
£88
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of cutting lino and explore how to use the reduction technique to print a two-colour design. We begin by getting to grips with the basics of lino printing by experimenting with mark making and simple reduction prints and then use these techniques to develop a two-colour design on an A5 or A6 soft-cut lino plate. Soft cut lino is very easy to carve your design and will allow you to make an expressive print. We will print the plates using our relief...
Loose contemporary pastels with Tim Fisher at Watershed Studio
Loose contemporary pastels with Tim Fisher at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 29th October 2019
£165
Using this exciting medium, learn about composition, colour and texture with Sennelier’s UK soft pastel demonstrator Tim Fisher. Choose formats and compositions developed from fast loose sketches. Discover how to combine other materials as under paintings to achieve striking and inspiring paintings. This course is perfect for those who wish to dabble in a different media or for those with more experience who want to take their work in a different and more exciting direction.
Making silver clay jewellery with Melanie Blaikie at Watershed Studio
Making silver clay jewellery with Melanie Blaikie at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 26th November 2019
£100
On this wonderfully exciting day with Melanie she will begin with answering the questions: what is silver clay, where does it come from and how does it work? She will then demonstrate and explain the main techniques you will be working with and there will be plenty of time to experiment and be creative. She will also cover how easy it is to fire the clay at home.    Each student will design and create two or three pieces of finished jewellery which will be ready to wear by the end...
Needle Felting Evening at Watershed Studio - a sheep
Needle Felting Evening at Watershed Studio - a sheep
Essex
£30
This is a fun introductory evening to the basics of the fabulously addictive craft of needle felting. Join Allison for this informal foray into this art and create your own little sheep—you can decide what breed when you come here!! There will be a choice of wool colours. The sheep is again different to the robins and hares we’ve previously made here at Watershed as there will be a wire armature to make first as the legs need to support the body. However you will have full instructions to follow...
Red fox in pastels with Vic Bearcroft at Watershed Studio
Red fox in pastels with Vic Bearcroft at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 19th November 2019
£165
Join us for this exciting course with the very popular artist and tutor Vic Bearcroft. The first day will introduce you to the techniques involved with using pastels on velour, creating suitable backgrounds for the subject, lighting, atmospheric effects, etc., culminating in a completed natural setting for the fox. On the second day you will focus on animal fur textures, features, especially eyes, before painting the fox into the background with appropriate highlights and adding foreground elements for depth.
Still life in oils or acrylics with Keith Morton at Watershed Studio
Still life in oils or acrylics with Keith Morton at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£85
A day to get to grips with still life. After a short demonstration, your day's painting will be start by looking at interesting ways with composition. We'll also consider how keeping an eye on the tones can give your picture an extra edge of realism. Bright metal objects shine, backgrounds stay in the background, and cast shadows have more interest. The tonal aspects of this tutorial will set you up for the next day's portrait workshop (see our course listings for more details).
Willow Weaving Birds with Deb Hart at Watershed Studio
Willow Weaving Birds with Deb Hart at Watershed Studio
Essex - Next course on 16th June 2020
£85
Join us for this exciting one day course with Deb Hart who will teach you how to create bird bases in English Willow which can be built up and manipulated to form a goose, or a pheasant, or a cockerel, or any large bird you fancy - even a flamingo? Just bring along some good images and give it a go? We will be working outside in our marquee so you will need to dress for the weather! Deb is an Essex based willow artist who undertakes commissions creating living...