Workshops

Workshops are run by resident artists and internationally renowned artists. These are held regularly at East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS. 

 

During the Summer School, which runs in July and August, workshops and short courses will be held Monday - Saturday.

 

There is plenty of local accommodation in Sidmouth. For a full list of hotels and guest houses, please contact us. 

23rd & 24th August

Soraya French. Beach Scenes and Flowers. Mixed Media.

An exciting workshop where you will learn to paint vibrant beach scenes with figures on one day. The second day of the workshop will focus on painting flowers. Learn lots of new and exciting techniques with mixed media with this popular and well-known artist.   

www.sorayafrench.com

£120

FULL

 

2nd & 3rd August

Portraits in Watercolour. Tutor: Stephie Butler ASWA.                   

Learn how to paint portraits in watercolour full of colour with an impressionistic feel from this well-known artist. Stephie will share how to portray feelings and emotions in your work making it unique. £120. 

www.stephiebutler.com

£120

 

11th & 12th September

Vibrant Acrylics. Hashim Akib.

Learn to paint urban landscapes in vibrant acrylics with this popular and well-known artist. 

www.hashimakib.com

£120 FULL

 

13th & 14th September

Figure Drawing and Painting in Mixed Media. Catherine Osbond.                               

An exciting course using a wide range of materials to draw and paint from the life model.                                                                  

Materials provided. £85. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

£85

 

4th – 6th October

Francesco Fontana. Watercolour.            

A wonderful opportunity to learn from this internationally renowned watercolour artist. Described as one of the most effective and creatively inspirational painting teachers in the art world today. £295 for three days. 

www.francescofontana.com

 

12th -14th October

Laura Reiter. Towards Abstraction - Colour Texture and Pattern Mixed Media.  

An adventure in mixed media.  From various starting points ranging from still life objects, landscape and imaginary beginnings students will be encouraged to be experimental and have fun with a variety of materials, including watercolours, acrylics, pastels, collage and simple printing.                                                

www.laurareiter.com

£160 for 3 days. Some materials provided.

 

 

2nd November

Jake Winkle. Wild in Watercolour

A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Learn to paint bold, loose watercolours of wildlife.

www.jakewinkle.co.uk   FULL

£55

 

3rd November

Jake Winkle. Street Scenes and Figures in Watercolour

A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Learn to paint bold, loose watercolours of wildlife.

www.jakewinkle.co.uk

£55

 

9th November

John Hoar. Watercolour Fast and Free.

Learn how to paint in watercolour and ink & wash with this internationally renowned artist.

www.jhoar.com

£60    FULL.

 

16th November

Developing Watercolour. Catherine Osbond.                                      

A chance to develop your skills in watercolour. Suitable for those new to watercolour and those who wish to develop new directions with watercolour. Some use of mixed media. Materials provided. www.catherineosbond.co.uk

£40.

 

17th & 18th March 2018  

James Tatum SWAc. The Landscape as Power and Emotion.

Learn how to use a 3 -stop process to produce more powerful, exciting and coherent landscape paintings. Learn how to use the basic tools of structure, composition, space, tone and colour. 

www.jamestatumartist.com

£120

 

24th & 25th March 2018

Glyn Macey, Acrylics

Details to come. £120.

 

21st & 22nd April 2018

Paul Weaver. ‘Alla Prima’ Oils.

'Alla Prima' is the term used to describe a painting finished 'in one go'. It is a direct and spontaneous approach, with the aim of capturing subjects in a free, expressive, painterly style.

Starting with fundamental brush skills, including drawing with the brush, scumbling, wipe-outs and paint-loaded impasto, Paul will guide you through his painting process. From composition, to developing the painting and adding final details, you will learn a creative approach for completing a small oil in one hit.

www.paulweaver.art.co.uk 

£120

 

26th & 27th April 2018.

Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscape in Water-Based Media

Learn how to paint expressive land and seascapes in water-based mixed media with this popular and well-known artist. 

www.chrisforsey.com 

£120

 

28th & 29th April 2018.

Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes.

Learn how to paint expressive land and seascapes in water-based mixed media with this popular and well-known artist. 

www.chrisforsey.com

£120

 

3rd & 4th May 2018.

Roger Dellar ROI. Landscapes in Oils.

Paint landscapes in oils with this acclaimed artist. Painting will be en-situ unless weather precludes. Composition, colour mixing and paint handling will be dealt with as well as the importance of good brushwork.

www.rogerdellar.co.uk

£120

 

Gareth Edwards. Landscapes Abstracted. Date TBA.

A contemporary approach to abstracted landscape painting. Psycho-spatial approach to fictive spaces. 

www.garethedwardsartist.co.uk

£95

 

19th to 22nd May 2018.

Viktoria Prischedko. Flowing Landscapes in Watercolour.

A wonderful opportunity to learn from this inspirational and internationally renowned watercolour artist.

This is her first-time teaching in the UK!

www.prischedko.de

Also look at pinterest: vikoria prischedko 

£480 for four days.

 

7th & 8th June 2018.

Jem Boden. Impressionistic Landscapes in Watercolour.

Produce evocative and dynamic paintings working both in the studio and en plein air. A mix of demonstrations, exercises, a little theory, step - by step and more 'solo' painting. Arrive energised and we will get a lot done!

www.jembowdenwatercolour.co.uk

£120.

 

15th – 17th June 2018.                                                                                            Francesco Fontana. Watercolour ‘Alla Seconda’.                                                 A wonderful opportunity to learn from this internationally renowned watercolour artist. Described as one of the most effective and creatively inspirational painting teachers in the art world today. £295 for three days. www.francescofontana.com

10th – 12th July 2018.

Haidee-Jo Summers. Impressionist oils.

Join inspirational artist Haidee-Jo to paint en plein air, learning how to capture even complicated scenes with simplicity and freshness. This course focuses on teaching you to see in a way that will help you make decisions on what and how to simplify, saying more with less, and the themes of shape and suggestion.              

 www.haideejo.com 

£195

 

30th & 31st July 2018.

Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes in Water-Based Mixed Media.

Learn to paint expressive land and seascapes in water-based mixed media with this popular and well-known artist. 

www.chrisforsey.com 

£120

 

1st & 2nd August 2018.

Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes in water-Based Mixed Media.

Learn to paint expressive land and seascapes in water-based mixed media with this popular and well-known artist. 

www.chrisforsey.com 

£120

 

 

22nd & 23rd August 2018.                                                                                                                                         Soraya French.                                                                                                                                                 An exciting mixed media workshop with this popular and well-known artist.                         www.sorayafrench.com £120.

 

27th – 31st August 2018.

Amanda Hyatt. Watercolour                                                                                                                                   A fabulous opportunity to learn from this world renowned Australian watercolour artist.  Amanda Hyatt is an 'alla prima traditional realist tonal impressionist' artist who paints spontaneously and energetically. She is continually seeking to create light in her work and uses the tone of the paint rather than the colour. In this workshop she will explain her Five Steps to Watercolour process. You will be inspired, motivated and enthusiastic to change your painting style and embrace the creativity that is sometimes under-stimulated until you see another way to create mood, magic and light.

www.amandahyatt.com.au £595.

 

18th – 21st September 2018.

Grahame Booth. Coastal Impressions in Watercolour.

Learn how to create a fresh lively watercolour by using confident bold brushstrokes to choose a main focus while simplifying the rest of the subject. Includes Plein Air painting, weather permitting. 

www.grahamebooth.com

£120

 

4th & 5th October 2018.

James Tatum.

Learn how to use a 3-step process to produce powerful, exciting and coherent landscape paintings. Learn to use the basic tools of structure, composition, space, tone and colour.

www.jamestatumartist.com

£120

 

13th & 14th October 2018.

Paul Weaver. Figures in Watercolour.

Adding figures to a scene can help bring a sense of scale, life and movement to the subject. On this course, Paul will take you through his working methods for sketching directly from the clothed figure, followed by watercolour techniques for simplifying detail and suggesting form and movement.

We will then put this into practice, looking at the key points for planning and adding figures to a simple landscape or street scene.

www.paulweaverart.co.uk

£120.