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July 2018
£395.00 - £640

Watercolour – Abstract Landscapes – 2 places available

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 29 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 2:00 pm
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 new way of tackling the much loved English and even International landscape. An exciting and adventurous new method of looking involves abstraction. To abstract, needs…

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August 2018
£395 - £640.00

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

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
August 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 10 @ 2:00 pm

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour to unlock your creativity, then 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 1995 we are delighted to build on those one-day courses by offering this intensive residential course at Coombe which has…

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£410 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder – 3 non resident places available

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 10:00 am
Bettina Schroeder watercolur The Old Boat Devon

All the residential spaces on this course are now SOLD OUT. You can join as a non-resident however by selecting the non-resident option below and sourcing accommodation nearby. Click here for our recommended places to stay.  Bettina’s painting courses are suitable for all, from absolute beginners to accomplished painters. They are designed to help you to make the most of your abilities and to find a personal approach. Tuition will be mainly in watercolour which enables you to experiment and…

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September 2018
£410 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
September 9 @ 5:00 pm - September 15 @ 10:00 am
Bettina Schroeder watercolur The Old Boat Devon

Bettina’s painting courses are suitable for all, from absolute beginners to accomplished painters. They are designed to help you to make the most of your abilities and to find a personal approach. Tuition will be mainly in watercolour which enables you to experiment and work freely but other media are also welcome. Daily watercolour demonstrations (in the studio or on location) are tailored to what you want to capture or express in your work. The tuition will also deal with…

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£395.00 - £640

Watercolour – the Magic of Watercolour Flowers

Tutor: Paul Riley
September 23 @ 5:00 pm - September 28 @ 2:00 pm
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 take students through the processes of painting watercolour flowers including brush techniques, colour mixing, the use of different paper, and the exciting aspects of composition.…

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October 2018
£270 - £445

Acrylics & Mixed Media – Unlock Your Creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
October 11 @ 5:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 pm

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 to his teaching to have a taster course at a less busy time of year (NB Gerry teaches 5 day courses at Coombe in July…

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£395 - £640

Watercolour & Mixed Media – Releasing your Imagination

Tutor: Paul Riley
October 21 @ 5:00 pm - October 26 @ 2:00 pm
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, other media.   “The aim is to release our imagination to find alternative ways of seeing the world around us and represent it in a…

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November 2018
£270 - £445

Pottery with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 4 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This course is now sold out – do contact us to join the waiting list or to receive advance notice when courses are released. 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 and…

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£230 - £445

Drawing Weekend with Laurie Steen RWA

Tutor: Laurie Steen
November 8 @ 5:00 pm - November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Laurie Steen As I remember it home drawing 15-14

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 and mark making media while focusing on the natural series of changes that come with pushing the boundaries of our own drawing methods. Thus leading…

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£270 - £445

Ceramics for the Garden with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This course is now SOLD OUT – do email us to join the waiting list and to get advance emails about courses as soon as they are confirmed. 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…

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