WATERCOLOUR INTENSIVE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (3 DAYS, CORNWALL)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Clarence House

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Watercolour for Absolute Beginners (3 day extended version, Cornwall )

Watercolour Workshops for Beginners

Sarah with a watercolour student

Featured as one of Woman & Home magazine’s “Life Changing Courses”

Sarah’s explanations of both how and why you do things in a certain way are brilliant. An inspirational teacher who so obviously adores her subject.   Jill , York

To watch the intro video for this course click the link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j7tvXiRAHM

Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Course

So you’ve never picked up a brush before, you’re an  absolute beginner in watercolour, but you’ve always wanted to have a go. I’m with you… 🙂

My Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Workshop is designed for people exactly like you, with no experience of painting in watercolours at all. We’ll be starting from the ground up and I’ll be explaining absolutely everything:

why watercolour is so special (because it really is!),

what the absolute basic materials are you’ll need and why,

and the simplest and most effective ways to use them.

You’ll even receive a helpful handout talking you through all the things you’ve learned to take home with you.

When it comes to Watercolours my mantra is: “Keep it Loose and Juicy…!”  

No need to be able to draw, and  no need to feel nervous: you’ll be among people feeling exactly like you. We’ll have tea & biscuits & a giggle when you arrive, then prepare to be spellbound. 

Watercolour for Beginners course

Sarah teaching a watercolour class

” Sarah is a wonderful teacher – she does lots of demonstrating and guides you through all the basics of watercolour painting, so that you feel confident that you can actually paint … with paints … on proper paper … with a brush … and know what you’re doing! ”         Kirsty

Let the Watercolour Magic Begin!

My Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Workshop is designed for people exactly like you, with no experience of painting in watercolours at all. We’ll be starting from the ground up and I’ll be explaining absolutely everything:

why watercolour is so special (because it really is!),

what the absolute basic materials are you’ll need and why,

and the simplest and most effective ways to use them.

You’ll even receive a helpful handout talking you through all the things you’ve learned to take home with you.

When it comes to Watercolours my mantra is: “Keep it Loose and Juicy…!”  

Sarah Bell's Watercolour Workshops

student at Sarah’s Watercolour Workshop

Beginners Watercolour Course for Beginners in Cornwall

Colour Mixing in Watercolour

Watercolour for Beginners +1 class

This is a three day watercolour workshop with all your high-quality art materials for success included: your learning curve will amaze you….

Here’s what you’ll learn about on the Extended Three Day Watercolour for “Absolute Beginners” Class:

  • How to mix eighty colours from just three tubes of paint! (Not featured on the two day version of this workshop)
  • An extra day on how to do “wet in wet” watercolour painting with confidence.
  • The basic materials you need to paint in watercolour (I’ll provide you with a materials list, too, and the details of my favourite supplier)
  • Paint consistency: I’ll show you how to achieve the dilution to make your watercolour really flow…
  • Which colours are easiest to work with (I won’t introduce you to the naughty ones…:)
  • How to “erase” your watercolour mistakes
  • How to use your brush in different ways
  • How to paint simple flowers, leaves and berries with just a few twists of the brush
  • How to create white highlights without using white paint
  • What “Paper bridges” are and why they’re essential for watercolourists
  • The easy way to paint a simple watercolour skies that looks wildly impressive
  • Lavender field and Mediterranean  houseswatercolour for absolute beginners

All your art materials are included in the fee but please bring your own packed lunch

What’s included

  • More than thirty years of Sarah’s experience. Priceless!
  • All your art materials and equipment including watercolour paper, tubes of the correct paint colours, brushes, palettes, boards, etc.
  • Basic tea and coffee. (If you drink particularly exotic teas, or use non dairy then please remember to bring some along 🙂
  • Lots of fun and laughter in addition to the art tuition. The workshops have a lovely atmosphere of calm and study , but also lots of moments of friendship and laughter.

And not included?

Accommodation ( I can  email you a list of possibilities in the area)

Lunch. Please bring along a packed lunch

Payment Info:

3 days: Fee £295.

Deposit of £100 to be paid online, the final £195 to be paid on the day.

Please be warned: my courses fill up very quickly !

I hate to disappoint my students…..  so if this course is full you may find the same course running here in a later month or at my other venue in Cornwall so do check the general dates page if you’re desperate to learn!

Location

watercolour workshops in Cornwall

watercolour workshops at Clarence House Penzance

Clarence House, Clarence Street, Penzance, TR18 2PA (Detailed direction in introduction email)

Watercolour Classes and Workshops in Cornwall

Sarah’s art studio at Clarence House

Ability Level: Absolute beginners and those with some experience.

No need to be able to draw, and  no need to feel nervous: you’ll be among people feeling exactly like you. We’ll have tea & biscuits & a giggle when you arrive, then prepare to be spellbound. 

Fees:   3 days:  £295

Deposit of £100 to be paid online, the final £195 to be paid on the day.

If you are interested in a three or four day watercolour workshop similar to this, please email me here.  sarahbell@sampsonsfarm.com If there is enough interest I may schedule another one in summer.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.