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

This is a lovely weekend intensive pottery residential with the internationally recognised potter Laurel Keeley. Laurel works with coloured slips and drawn line in stoneware and porcelain clays, with glazes and oxides applied, often enhanced with Gold Lustre. The slab bowls, plates and pots are vehicles for figurative designs of fish and fields, rivers, canals […]

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Drawing Weekend with Laurie Steen RWA

This short intense course with Laurie Steen will use the Winter Landscape as our subject and the catalyst to explore a variety of monochromatic mediums.  The course will also focus on how we find and translate inspirations in the shapes and landscape around us.  We will aim to work quickly exploring a variety of line […]

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Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock Your Creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

This 3 day course is dedicated to those participants who have already taken part in Gerry’s courses and/or are at an intermediate or more experienced level of painting and want to push their skills and advance their work (NB for those that haven’t attended Gerry’s courses or those that consider themselves at an earlier stage […]

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Painting – A Bold Approach with Tessa Pearson

A bold approach to sketchbook to painting is our new course with vibrant artist Tessa Pearson. You will spend time drawing the surrounding gardens and hedgerows using a variety of mixed media including resists, pastels, watercolour, inks and crayons to create lively spontaneous sketchbook studies which we will then translate into more considered paintings in […]

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Watercolour Painting Waterscapes by the Dart with Paul Riley

This watercolour painting course with Paul Riley makes the most of the stunning area around Coombe by taking participants on location painting following the water from our stream at Coombe, to the River Dart in Dittisham and out to sea at Blackpool sands. Paul adores painting waterscapes and the accompanying skyscapes that go hand-in-hand. Attention […]

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Watercolour Painting Flowers in Gardens & Still Life with Paul Riley

Flowers provide a great opportunity to explore a range of painting techniques. The variations in form and colour are endlessly fascinating and this course will provide you with the opportunity to explore those techniques including getting to grips with a range of brushes and brushwork. Paul Riley, who leads this course, is well known for […]

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Ceramics with Laurel Keeley – 1 place left/available

This is a lovely weekend intensive pottery residential with the internationally recognised potter Laurel Keeley. Laurel works with coloured slips and drawn line in stoneware and porcelain clays, with glazes and oxides applied, often enhanced with Gold Lustre.   The slab bowls, plates and pots are vehicles for figurative designs of fish and fields, rivers, […]

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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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Ceramics for the Garden with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

This is a lovely weekend intensive pottery residential with the internationally recognised potter Laurel Keeley. Laurel works with coloured slips and drawn line in stoneware and porcelain clays, with glazes and oxides applied, often enhanced with Gold Lustre. The slab bowls, plates and pots are vehicles for figurative designs of fish and fields, rivers, canals […]

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Drawing Weekend with Laurie Steen RWA – SOLD OUT

THIS COURSE IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST OR SEE LAURIE’S COURSES FOR 2020 (MARCH AND NOVEMBER) This short intense course with Laurie Steen will use the Winter Landscape as our subject and the catalyst to explore a variety of monochromatic mediums.  The course will also focus on […]

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Watercolour painting Creating Atmosphere

Painting in the Autumn provides a rich palette of colours: deep rich reds, golds, yellows.. and incredible skies, all great for creating atmosphere in your watercolours. 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 […]

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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 so you can unlock your creativity, then this is an ideal course for you. This weekender course is a great opportunity for returning students to revisit specific techniques with Gerry or for anyone new […]

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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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Painting – A Bold Approach – 2 places left

A bold approach to sketchbook to painting is our new course with vibrant artist Tessa Pearson. You will spend time drawing the surrounding gardens and hedgerows using a variety of mixed media including resists, pastels, watercolour, inks and crayons to create lively spontaneous sketchbook studies which we will then translate into more considered paintings in […]

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Watercolour Painting Waterscapes by the Dart – SOLD OUT

This watercolour painting course with Paul Riley makes the most of the stunning area around Coombe by taking participants on location painting following the water from our stream at Coombe, to the River Dart in Dittisham and out to sea at Blackpool sands. Paul adores painting waterscapes and the accompanying skyscapes that go hand-in-hand. Attention […]

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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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