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. Please see our accommodation page. For a full list of hotels and guest houses, please contact us.
These are just a few of the artists that will be running workshops at EDAA in 2019.
Please contact us if you would like further details or to book.
Trevor Waugh. Light in Watercolour. 31st January. A wonderful opportunity to learn from this renowned watercolour artist. Flower painting at its best. £60. www.trevorwaugh.com
John Hoar. Watercolour Fast and Free. 7th February. A chance to learn from this internationally renowned watercolour artist. Watercolour will be covered in the morning. Pen and wash in the afternoon. £60. www.jhoar.com
Glyn Macey. Expressive Acrylics. 7th & 8th March.
A chance to learn from this dynamic and expressive Cornish artist. Please see examples of his work on his website. £120.
Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media. 15th & 16th March. A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £120. www.chrisforsey.com
Virginia Hole. Raising the Surface. 28th & 29th March. Learn how to create unusual and interesting surfaces. The techniques learnt can be applied to paintings, mixed media and textiles. You will gain plenty of ideas with opportunities to take your work forward in your chosen media. £80. There will be an optional follow on day on 6th April.
Catherine Osbond. Watercolour for Beginners. Thursday 4th April.
Learn the basics for watercolour painting. Washes, glazes, wet-in-wet, textures, colour mixing and brush control will be covered. £40 for the day. www.catherineosbond.co.uk
James Tatum SWAc. 13th & 14th April. The Landscape as Power and Emotion. This workshop is designed to show students how to use a 3-step process to produce more powerful, exciting and coherent landscape paintings. Learn how to use the basic tools of structure, composition, space, tone and colour. £120. www.jamestatumartist.com
Stephie Butler ASWA. Wildlife Portraits in Watercolour. 2nd May A fabulous opportunity to learn to paint animal portraits full of colour with an impressionist feel from this renowned watercolour artist. £60. www.stephiebutler.com
Stephie Butler ASWA. Portraits in Watercolour. 3rd & 4th May. 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. (£160 for all 3 days). www.stephiebutler.com
Peter Cronin. 17th to 19th May. Sketching and Painting with Royal Society of Marine Artist Peter Cronin. An opportunity to improve your drawing, painting and compositional skills. All aspects of picture making will be dealt with including, studio and outdoor set up, composition, tone and edges, shorthand advice for boats, people and sheep etc. En plein air. £145. www.petercronin.org.
Steve Hall. Watercolour Landscapes. 4th to 6th June. Learn from this popular and well-known watercolour artist. With a mixture of demonstrations, en plein air and studio work, Steve will guide you through the completion of two paintings per day. £150 for three days.
David Poxon. Textures in Watercolour. 12th to 14th June.
Join Internationally renowned International watercolour Master David Poxon RI for an eclectic 3 day pure watercolour course.
David will guide you through a complete workshop working step by step including mastering pure watercolour layering techniqes he is famous for, texture and control, and David's secret techniques. Suitable for all levels from beginners, improvers, intermediary. Price for 3 days £295.
David Bellamy. Watercolour Landscapes. 20th to 22nd June. Learn to paint beautiful watercolour landscape with this well-known artist. The workshop will contain a mixture of en-plein air and studio work. £160 for three days. www.davidbellamy.co.uk
Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media. 25th & 26th June. A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £120. www.chrisforsey.com
Chris Forsey. Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media. 27th & 28th June. A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £120. www.chrisforsey.com
Roger Dellar ROI. 4th to 6th July. Plein Air Painting 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. Three days. £180. www.rogerdellar.com
Paul Weaver. 13th & 14th July. Capturing Sidmouth in Watercolour. This course includes sketchbook work which can be used back in the studio.
On this course Paul will combine studio practice with plenty of sketching and painting outdoors. Subjects will include the sea front and coastal landscape, along with views of the town and the River Sid.
Haidee-Jo Summers. En Plein Air Impressionistic Oils. 16th to 18th July. Learn to paint impressionistic oils with this popular and well-known artist. En plein air painting in and around Sidmouth. £195. www.haidee-jo.com FULL. Please contact us if you wish to go on a waiting list.
Viktoria Prischedko. Flowing Landscapes in Watercolour. 26th & 27th July.
A wonderful opportunity to learn from this inspirational and internationally renowned watercolour artist. Learn how to use watercolour in innovative ways to create stunning, vibrant landscapes in watercolour. £240 for two days.
www.prischedko.de FULL. Please contact us if you wish to go on a waiting list.
Slawa Prischedko. Flowing Figures in Watercolour. 28th & 29th July.
A wonderful opportunity to learn from this inspirational and internationally renowned watercolour artist. Learn how to use watercolour in innovative ways to create stunning, vibrant landscapes in watercolour.
www.prischedko.de £240 for two days.
Grahame Booth. Sidmouth Impressions in Watercolour. 12th to 15th August. 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 in and around the beautiful coastal town of Sidmouth www.grahamebooth.com £240.
Amanda Hyatt. Watercolour. 16th to 20th August. Dates confirmed. 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.
Soraya French. Mixed Media. 21st & 22nd August. Learn from this renowned mixed media artist. Create exciting flower paintings and beach scenes with or without people, in mixed media. £120. www.sorayafrench.com
Hannah Twine. 27th August. Animal Drawing for Children. Children's Animal & Human Drawing - £18 for 2 hours / £35 for day - Working from 2D & 3D sources. All materials provided. Designed to give confidence and bring artworks to life! (10.30am -12.30pm) & (1.30-3.30pm).
Hannah Twine 28th & 29th August. Human Portraits for Adults. Improve Your Human & Animal Portraits. £99 for 2 Days. Students will work on their own chosen subjects in a medium of their choice. There will be the option to work from a human life portrait model in the afternoon. 10-4pm (1-hour lunch).
Paul Weaver. 7th & 8th September. Atmospheric Night Scenes in Watercolour.
On this course, Paul will guide you through his techniques for capturing the effects of moonlight on water, a bonfire and fireworks, lamplight and a wet rainy street scene at night. Confidence in the watercolour basics will be useful! £120 for the two days.
Jake Winkle. Wildlife in Watercolour. 12th September.
Learn how to paint dynamic an colourful animals in this one day workshop. £60.
Jake Winkle. Animal Safari. 13th September. A wonderful opportunity to learn from this popular and well-known artist. £60.
Jem Bowden. Direct and Dynamic Watercolour Landscapes. 10th & 11th October. £120.
This two day studio-based
workshop will address technique and overarching issues that lead to watercolours with energy, vigour and beauty.
Jem will cover his approach to composition, interpretation and prioritisation of ‘what counts’ in the quest for fresh, atmospheric paintings, using a fairly ‘direct’ handling of the medium. There will be a mix of demonstrations, exercises, step-by-step painting and lots of ‘going for it’. Students are asked, also, to bring with them a landscape painting they feel has not worked, which they’d like to improve on.
Glyn Macey. Expressive Acrylics. 17th & 18th October 2019. A chance to learn from the well-known Cornish artist Glyn Macey. Glyn is renowned for his colourful, expressive landscapes in acrylics. Please see his website for examples of his work. £120. www.glynmacey.com.
John Hoar. Watercolour Fast and Free. 14th Nov. A chance to learn from this internationally renowned watercolour artist. Watercolour will be covered in the morning. Pen and wash in the afternoon. £60. www.jhoar.com
Catherine Osbond. Mixed Media. Dates TBA. A fun and exciting opportunity to try out mixed media methods in numerous ways. Use of acrylic, watercolour, inks, oil pastels, soft pastels and oils. Textures will be created and explored. Various surfaces will be used. Materials supplied. £95.
Trevor Waugh. Chasing the Light in Watercolour. Dates TBA. A wonderful opportunity to learn from this renowned watercolour artist. £60.
Catherine Osbond. Oils & Acrylics. Designed for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills. Various methods of working will be shown, such as wipe out, glazing and impasto methods. Palette knife work and colour mixing will also be explored. Dates TBA. £80. www.catherineosbond.co.uk
Hannah Twine. Children’s Animal and Human Drawing. Dates TBA. Designed to give confidence and bring art work to life! £15 / £30.
Hannah Twine. For Adults. Improve your Animal and Human Portraits. Learn to develop and improve your animal and human portraits. A portrait model will be provided for part of the time. Dates TBA. £95.
Jake Winkle. Dates TBA. Wildlife in Watercolour. £60.
John Hoar. Dates TBA. Watercolour Fast and Free. £60.