The courses at Front House 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.
Front House is a spacious Georgian house in Bovey Tracey in Devon. Bovey Tracey lies on the south eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park beside the river Bovey and there are a great many wood and moorland walks within easy reach. Bovey Tracey is also the home of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and their gallery, shop and restaurant is within a few minutes walk. There are five en-suite rooms at Front House, four with bath and one with shower. Two 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.