The courses are intended to expand the art of watercolour painting and help to develop alternative ways of presenting and using paintings. It is also an opportunity to explore printmaking techniques. These can be closely related to painting as in the case of monotype prints, or can involve drawing skills as in a drypoint intaglio print. Both techniques can be used for artist's books. The teaching of botanical watercolour techniques will also be part of the course. This will include colour mixing, use of colour and tone, brushwork, vibrancy, depth and layout. The course will not include the development of large scale paintings.
The courses are held in a spacious Georgian house near Dartmoor in Devon. The house is on the edge of Dartmoor and there are a great many wood and moorland walks within easy reach. There are en-suite rooms in the house, some with bath and some with shower. One of the rooms are twin bedded and can be shared at a reduced cost. The excellent food is all freshly cooked and the produce sourced locally whenever possible. Lunch from thursday to saturday will be at Cafe 65 which is just down the road. They serve delicious home cooked food. The cost of lunch will not be included in the course price. Lunch on sunday at the house will be included.