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drawingThe courses within this section offer the opportunityto concentrate on the more artistic elements of thenatural world. There is a wide range of courses on offerin 2012 to help you to explore and develop painting anddrawing skills. Courses are based in and around thestunning locations of our Centres and most offer acombination of outdoor and studio-based activities.There are courses for all abilities. Course titles and leveldescriptions highlight the degree of previous experience(if any) our tutors will be assuming at the start of a course. 'Beginners' courses start with basic principles. If youalready have some previous experience of painting in aparticular medium or subject, choose an 'Improvers'course. Many courses are 'Open to Everyone'; here thetutor is happy to accommodate a range of individualrequirements within the course structure. Detailed course leaflets available direct from Centres andon our website give more information about the aims andobjectives of each course and details of equipment andmaterials which you should bring with you. Please notethat painting equipment and materials are usually notcovered by our fees. & theartspainting,Botanical watercolour Lesley SmithFrost Flowers Pauline Meade8BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley

www.field-studies-Painting Drawing & the Artscouncil.org/artWatercoloursProbably the most popular medium,watercolour involves relatively low initialcosts for materials and is a simple thoughsometimes challenging way of developing afeel for painting.Improving Your WatercoloursBL. I. 17 Feb-19 Feb. Fri-Sun. £220. £165This course is aimed at artists with someprevious experience in watercolourpainting. You will be encouraged todevelop your own finished paintings,utilising new ideas and techniques andworking from sketches and photographsgathered on location. Some non-strenuouswalking may be required to access paintinglocations. Alan Goodallwas born and livesin West Yorkshire. He is well-knownamongst the art community. His work hasbeen published as fine art prints andgreetings cards. He is a full member of theBritish Watercolour Society and an electedFellow of the International Guild of Artists.Watercolour for Absolute BeginnersFM. B. 03 Apr-05 Apr. Tue-Thu. £224. £158This midweek course introduceswatercolour painting for anyone whowould like to start from first principles.There will be carefully structured drawingand painting exercises, explaining thequalities of the materials and showing howto draw outlines, mix and lay colourwashes and use tone to give your paintingsdepth. Andrew Pittfrequently runspainting workshops for art societies and is aregular contributor to the Leisure Paintermagazine.Improve Your WatercoloursFM. I. 20 Apr-22 Apr. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This course is designed for those with someexperience of watercolour painting whowould like help to achieve fresh and livelyresults. Demonstrations will review theessential elements of pure watercolour andintroduce line and wash techniques.Particular attention will be given to theimportance of composition, simplificationof a subject and creating correct tonalvalues. John Tookeyis an experiencedartist with a distinctive free-form style, whoregularly teaches at Flatford Mill.Watercolour for Near BeginnersFM. B. 04 May-06 May. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This course is designed for those with someexperience of watercolour painting whowould like help to achieve freer and loosereffects. Demonstrations will review theessential elements of pure watercolour andintroduce a series of more advancedtechniques. Particular attention will begiven to effective composition, simplifyinga subject and using tone to give paintingsbreadth and depth. Linda Matthewsenjoys sharing the essentials of watercolourin the studio so you can experience fully thefreedom of painting from life -en plein air-out of doors.Watercolours in the GowerMA. O. 11 May-13 May. Fri-Sun. £230. £157The Gower is one of the most outstandingscenic areas of Wales, and in springtime it isat its best. This course is designed for alllevels of artist who would like to developtheir skills or have an opportunity to paintwith watercolours in this stunninglandscape. David Johnsonis a graduate ofGoldsmiths College with many years'experience of tutoring courses to differentgroups.Watercolour for Absolute BeginnersFM. B. 11 May-13 May. Fri-Sun. £224. £158A weekend introducing the essentials ofwatercolour painting for anyone whowould like lots of information andencouragement. There will be structured,simple exercises introducing the qualities ofthe materials and showing how to drawoutlines, mix and lay colour washes anduse tone to give your paintings depth.Colin Steedis an enthusiastic artist whouses traditional watercolour techniques topaint landscapes and still life.Improve Your Watercolours:Introducing Pen and WashFM. I. 25 May-27 May. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This weekend course is for anyone who hasworked with watercolours before andwould like to learn how a combination ofpen work and simple watercolour washescan produce exciting, worthwhilepaintings. There will be plenty ofdemonstrations and individual guidance tohelp improve your technique. Andrew Pittfrequently runs painting workshops for artsocieties and is a regular contributor to theLeisure Paintermagazine. Watercolour for Near BeginnersFM. B. 01 Jun-03 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This weekend course is for watercolourpainters who have a little experience, butwould like to revisit, and build on, theirbasic skills in order to really understand the'whats' and the 'whys' of doing what theydo. By looking again at colours, tones andwashes, it will really help to boost yourconfidence and increase your enjoyment ofthis fascinating medium. Linda SeriesandCaroline Furlongare both experiencedwatercolourists and tutors, who greatlyenjoy sharing their knowledge andenthusiasm with painters of all levels ofability.Watercolours: A Fresh ApproachPM. O. 01 Jun-04 Jun. Fri-Mon. £334. £235This is a course for beginners and the moreexperienced watercolourist alike who are inneed of inspiration. Structured towards theindividual artist's needs with plenty of tipsand techniques you will discover how toproduce fresh lively watercolours. RobandSiân Dudleyare experienced watercolourtutors and professional painters. They writeregularly for Artists and Illustratorsmagazine.Improve Your WatercoloursFM. I. 15 Jun-17 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158See course description 20 Apr-22 Apr. John Tookey.Watercolour for Absolute BeginnersFM. B. 22 Jun-24 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158A watercolour weekend for completebeginners, with careful and structuredtuition on how to get the most out of thisbeautiful transparent medium. You will beintroduced to the qualities of watercolourpaints, brushes and papers and then shownhow to create washes, mix colours and usetone as a way of giving your paintingsdepth. Bill Diggins is a practisingwatercolour artist with over 10 years'experience of teaching in adult residentialcolleges and centres.Improve Your WatercoloursFM. I. 06 Jul-08 Jul . Fri-Sun. £224. £158This course is designed for those with someexperience of watercolour painting whowould like help to achieve fresh and livelyresults. Demonstrations will review theessential elements of pure watercolour andintroduce line and wash techniques.Particular attention will be given to theimportance of composition, simplificationof a subject and creating correct tonalvalues. Stephanie Bonneris anexperienced teacher and professional artistwho lives and works in East Anglia.NEWNEWNEW9Discounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135NEWNEWSummer painting south Devon Hilary Jean Gibson