Drawing & Painting Figures using natural & found pigments.

Drawing & Painting Figures from the Landscape, using natural & found pigments, is a new and unique course focusing on painting and drawing figures and working with natural pigments.  Gathering your own and using some of Kate’s collection of materials, you will explore ways to make art out of the physical world around you. Learn how […]

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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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Watercolour painting – The Way of the Brush

Understanding your tools and their uses will release the potential of your creative mind, for you will paint with greater freedom if you are at ease with your the means of getting colour onto your paper.  This new watercolour course with Coombe’s lead tutor Paul Riley, has been developed following growing interest in Paul’s extensive […]

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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, 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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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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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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Drawing, painting & printmaking – using natural & found pigments

An excellent, inspirational course, I feel we were blessed with a special tutor in Kate, who lives with such a passionate creative presence –  I remain thirsting for more – It was also wonderful to be nourished and enriched by Tanya’s food which has been influencing and encouraging my nutrition during the past week..long may […]

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Watercolour Painting – Light & Whites in Watercolour with Paul Riley

This course offers an excellent opportunity to bring in the light and banish the darkness of winter by learning new brushwork techniques, allowing your work to become looser with a freshness and vibrancy associated with Paul’s painting.   Watercolour is an excellent medium with which to explore the properties of whites in watercolour, from “negative” […]

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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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Watercolour painting – The Way of the Brush

Understanding your tools and their uses will release the potential of your creative mind, for you will paint with greater freedom if you are at ease with your the means of getting colour onto your paper.  This new watercolour course with Coombe’s lead tutor Paul Riley, has been developed following growing interest in Paul’s extensive […]

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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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Drawing, painting & printmaking – using natural & found pigments *1 PLACE LEFT

An excellent, inspirational course, I feel we were blessed with a special tutor in Kate, who lives with such a passionate creative presence –  I remain thirsting for more – It was also wonderful to be nourished and enriched by Tanya’s food which has been influencing and encouraging my nutrition during the past week..long may […]

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