Creative Arts Courses

Less is More - Creating contemporary compositions in pure watercolourProposed Course23rd Apr to 25th Apr 2021
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Friday to Sunday


Incorporating a strong approach to colour with watercolour, incorporating hand embossing and collage. Simplicity is the aim, with a high degree of emphasis placed on composition and why it is so important..... read more

"Jackie is a great teacher who loves to share her knowledge with her students." (Summer School 2019)

Botanical Illustration: Flower Buds of Peonies in WatercolourProposed Course24th Apr to 25th Apr 2021
Tutor: Roger ReynoldsSaturday to Sunday


Peony buds are naturally shaped to provide good composition and their contrasting colours of white and pink along with lush green leaves make them irresistible as subjects to paint. Shapes are clear-cut and simple to draw and almost impossible to get wrong because the subject material is so variable. At the same time the opportunity exists for having fun with a variety painting techniques and colours..... read more

"So pleased to have Roger's tuition and encouragement." (Summer School 2019)

3D WatercoloursProposed Course21st May to 23rd May 2021
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Friday to Sunday


This unique approach to watercolour painting will literally encourage and embrace some blue sky thinking, out of the box imaginings and joyful happy accidents …..... read more

"Thoroughly enjoyable course, lots of information and useful ideas.  Going home inspired to do more!" (Summer School 2019)

Chinese Calligraphy - Running StyleProposed Course22nd May to 23rd May 2021
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiSaturday to Sunday


Chinese Calligraphy has been regarded as an essential part of Chinese culture and a unique form of oriental art with over 4,000 years of history. Among the five different scripts, running script is the most practical and useful. This weekend course will focus on running script, from basic strokes to some popular phrases and meaningful titles used in Chinese flower- bird and landscape paintings as well as some interesting stand - alone phrases for calligraphy, the course is suitable for all levels and will be conducted with introduction, demonstration and individual supervision in an encouraging and enjoyable way..... read more

"Course content and tutor were excellent." (March 2019)