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. 

 

 

2018

 

1st & 2nd February 2018

From Brown Paper to Beautiful Art. Veronica Hole.                                Brown paper, fabric and chiffon will be used to create a richly layered and coloured background. This will be further decorated and embellished with print, stencils, stitching and your own artwork if you wish.  £80 to include materials.

 

8th February.

John Hoar. Watercolour Fast and Free.                                                                   A chance to learn from this renowned watercolour artist.        Watercolour plus ink line and wash. £60. www.jhoar.com

 

22nd February

Starting with Acrylics / Oils. Catherine Osbond.

A chance to learn the basics of Acrylic and/or Oil painting. A wide variety of techniques will be covered including how to start paintings, brush techniques, various paint applications, impasto, glazes and scumbling techniques.  £40.

www.catherineosbond.co.uk  

 

 

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. Expressive Acrylics. Seascapes, Harbours and Fishing Tat          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.  

 

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.  FULL

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

 

10th May.

Stephie Butler ASWA. Wildlife Portraits in Watercolour.               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

 

11th & 12th May.

Stephie Butler ASWA. Portraits in Watercolour.

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                                  

 

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. FULL

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

 

23rd - 29th July. SUMMER SCHOOL.

Details to be arranged.

 

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

 

13th - 21st August. SUMMER SCHOOL.                            Details to be arranged. 

 

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

£240

 

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.

 

8th November 2018. 

Jake Winkle

British Wildlife in Watercolour.

A chance to learn with this popular and well-known watercolour artist. 

www.jakewinkle.co.uk

£55.

 

9th November 2018. 

Jake Winkle.

African Safari.

A chance to learn fabulous techniques with this popular and well-known watercolour artist. 

www.jakewinkle.co.uk 

£55.