Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour, this is an ideal course for you. Gerry has taught throughout his professional painting career most recently one day master classes from his studio in Dorset. As a regular exhibitor at Coombe Gallery since […]

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Watercolour Painting – Abstract Landscapes with Paul Riley

This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature and to careful editing and composition to leave space for your watercolours to ‘breathe’. The landscape tradition in watercolour has been long established. The methods and techniques are familiar to beginners and advanced alike. This course proposes a refreshing […]

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Ceramics with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

 This course is now SOLD OUT, however there are still a few places available on Laurel’s weekend courses in May and November, so do book there or contact us if you’d like to join the waiting list for this course.    This course is the expanded five day version of our pottery courses with Laurel […]

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Ceramics with Chris Taylor – SOLD OUT

This previously SOLD OUT now has one space available due to a cancellation so do come and join us!. Last year we introduced this new ceramics course with Chris Taylor and it was a huge success, not least of all because Chris has a unique set of techniques to share, including screen printing surface decoration […]

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Watercolour painting – The Magic of Watercolour Flowers

  Following a series of bestselling books on watercolour painting including “Flower Painting“, “Intimate Landscapes” and “The Watercolour Workshop“, Paul Riley published a new book & instructional DVD in 2015. The title of the book is The Magic of Watercolour Flowers and this is the classic and popular accompanying course to the title.   During […]

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Watercolour painting Abstract Landscapes

Abstract river watercolour by Paul Riley

This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature and to careful editing and composition to leave space for your watercolours to ‘breathe’. The landscape tradition in watercolour has been long established. The methods and techniques are familiar to beginners and advanced alike. This course proposes a refreshing […]

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Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon – 3 places left

Gerry Dudgeon painting

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour, this is an ideal course for you. Gerry has taught throughout his professional painting career most recently one day master classes from his studio in Dorset. As a regular exhibitor at Coombe Gallery since […]

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Pottery Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Laurel Keeley thrown flared bowl with gold fish detail

Sorry this course is now SOLD OUT there are places on Laurels courses in Jan & May! Our hugely popular pottery courses focus on smaller groups (max 8) so you can get expert tuition that suits you, whatever your skill level. We introduced Laurel Keeley as a ceramics tutor at Coombe over five years ago. […]

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Drawing with Laurie Steen – Ignite your intuition

Let your drawing medium guide your creativity…our objective for the week will be to draw without inhibition;  with conviction, and to push the boundaries of our own practice; leaving the course with an idea of how to begin.   By using the power of play, we will focus on finding and nurturing each persons own […]

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Watercolour painting – The Magic of Watercolour Flowers

Paul Riley 'The Magic of Watercolour Flowers' book cover

Following a series of bestselling books on watercolour painting including “Flower Painting“, “Intimate Landscapes” and “The Watercolour Workshop“, Paul Riley published a new book & instructional DVD in 2015. The title of the book is The Magic of Watercolour Flowers and this is the classic and popular accompanying course to the title. During the five […]

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Pottery with Chris Taylor – SOLD OUT

THROWING, HAND-BUILDING & EXPLORING SURFACE TEXTURE     We are thrilled to introduce this new ceramics course with Chris Taylor. Chris’s work is highly collectable and very different in style and form to our other regular tutors Tim Andrews & Laurel Keeley. As with our other courses you will have the chance to throw at […]

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Watercolour & Mixed Media – Releasing your Imagination

Pail Riley watercolour Danish Blue

Paul Riley leads this exciting course designed to release your imagination, so if you are interested in bringing some originality to your watercolour painting and release your imagination onto the page, this course is perfect for you. Although mainly aimed at watercolour painting you are welcome to use, and will be encouraged to experiment with, […]

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Watercolour – the Magic of Watercolour Flowers – 2 places left

Paul Riley 'The Magic of Watercolour Flowers' book cover

Following a series of bestselling books on watercolour painting including “Flower Painting“, “Intimate Landscapes” and “The Watercolour Workshop“, Paul Riley publishes a new book & instructional DVD in 2015. The title of the book is The Magic of Watercolour Flowers and this is the accompanying course to the title. During the five days Paul will […]

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Watercolour – Abstract Landscapes – 2 places available

Abstract river watercolour by Paul Riley

This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature and to careful editing and composition to leave space for your watercolours to ‘breathe’. The landscape tradition in watercolour has been long established. The methods and techniques are familiar to beginners and advanced alike. This course proposes a refreshing […]

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Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon – SOLD OUT

Gerry Dudgeon painting

This course is now SOLD OUT, please do join Gerry’s course in August or October or email us to join the waiting list for this one! If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour, this is an ideal course for you. Gerry […]

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Pottery -Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Laurel Keeley thrown flared bowl with gold fish detail

This course is now SOLD OUT – Laurel is teaching two courses in November 2018 so get in quick on those or email us to join the waiting list for this course. Our hugely popular pottery courses focus on smaller groups (max 7) so you can get expert tuition that suits you, whatever your skill […]

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Drawing with Laurie Steen – Ignite your intuition

Let your drawing medium guide your creativity…our objective for the week will be to draw without inhibition;  with conviction, and to push the boundaries of our own practice; leaving the course with an idea of how to begin.   By using the power of play, we will focus on finding and nurturing each persons own […]

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Oil Painting – weekender with Paul Riley

Paul Riley Painting Studio Oils

A lovely weekend course to get to enjoy oil painting tutored by Paul Riley. The course is perfect for anyone that would like to advance in their oil painting techniques and for beginners in oils. As with Paul’s watercolour courses guidance and demonstrations will be given in colour, composition and the techniques of brushwork, including […]

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Watercolour painting – The Watercolour Workshop with Paul Riley – SOLD OUT

This course is now SOLD OUT, Paul’s next course is his oil painting weekender 3-6th May or the next watercolour one is pen, ink & watercolour flowers 4-8th June. course will help enable you to create vibrant, colourful watercolour paintings by working on a series of different techniques, taught and demonstrated throughout the week by […]

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Painting Skies & Autumn Colour (watercolour)

Pacific Night Sky watercolour by Paul Riley

Painting in the Autumn provides a rich palette of colours: deep rich reds, golds, yellows.. and incredible skies. Devon is a great place for painting both, out in the landscape beside the River Dart or on majestic Dartmoor National Park. These are explored both in the landscape (taking quick sketches and photos if the weather […]

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