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. 

New workshops are regularly arranged. If you wish to be put on our mailing list so you are alerted to new workshops, please contact us at info@eastdevonart.co.uk 



DATES

TITLE & ARTIST

 

DETAILS

PRICE

Please contact us for dates. 

Life Drawing.

Untutored.

Tutored sessions are also held.

 

Drop in untutored life drawing sessions are held regularly. Please contact us for details.

£8 for

3 hours. £15 all day. 

 

     
   

 

2017 WORKSHOPS

 

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20th & 21st April 2017.          

Sky, Sea, Land and Life!

Expressive Acrylics.

 

Glyn Macey

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. www.glynmacey.com.

£120 for two days.

 

FULL

4th & 5th May

Plein Air Painting in Oils.                

Roger Dellar ROI

 

 

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 for two days.

13th &

14th May 2017

Sketching Techniques in Pencil, Pen and Wash.

 

Paul Weaver.

Sketching is the perfect way of gathering ideas for possible painting subjects, exploring compositions as well as practicing and refining your drawing skills generally. This two day workshop will focus on developing confidence in sketching from observation using pencil techniques followed by sketching in pen, ink and watercolour. Subjects will include buildings, figures and the coastal landscape. 

www.paulweaverart.co.uk

 

£95 for two days

 

 

FULL

8th, 9th & 10th June

Landscapes in Watercolour.

 

David Bellamy.  

 

Paint in watercolours with this popular and well-known artist. Painting will be a mix of en-situ studies and studio work.

www.davidbellamy.co.uk

 

£160 for three days.

       

Sat 17th June

Calligraphy

 

Jo Turner

One day workshop on Uncials and their decorative forms.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of calligraphy.

The Uncial Hand dates back to the 5th century and is seen in manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. We will be using a broad edged nib, ink and gouache to create a small inscription.

www.joturnercalligraphicartist.org

£35.
25th & 26th July

Oil Painting

 

Matt Culmer

General painting using the medium of Oil. Covering everything from colour matching and mixing, composition, use of materials, brushes, mediums etc. Specialising in wet and wet technique using a loose impressionistic style. 

www.mattculmer.co.uk

£110
Thursday 27th & Friday 28th July.

The Landscape as Power and Emotion.

 

James Tatum. 

This workshop is designed to show the students how to produce powerful, exciting, emotive and coherent landscape paintings.  You will learn how to use the basic tools of structure, composition, space, tone and colour in a 3 step process.

This workshop will be a mix of en plein air studies and studio work. www.jamestatumartist.com

£120.

1st & 2nd August 2017 

 

 

Expressive Landscapes in Water-based Mixed Media.

Chris Forsey

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

www.chrisforsey.com 

 

£120 for two days. 

 

FULL

3rd & 4th August

Expressive Landscapes in Water-based Mixed Media.

Chris Forsey

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

www.chrisforsey.com 

 

£120 for two days.

 

FULL

14th & 15th August   

Drawing for Beginners. Favell Bevan-Arti 

A structured workshop for students who believe they will never be able to draw. A drawing course for beginners.  

www.favellbevan-arti.co.uk

£110 for two days. 
16th August 

Pastels.

Favell Bevan-Arti 

 

A workshop introducing pastels as one of the most direct mediums used in applying colour. Fore beginners and intermediates.

www.favellbevan-arti.co.uk

£55 
21st August

Children's Animal and Human Drawing.

Hannah Twine. 

A confidence building workshop to help students draw animals and human subjects in a variety of mediums. www.hannahtwine.co.uk £12 per session. 

22nd August

Improve your Potraits - Animal and Human. Hannah Twine

A friendly and informative workshop designed to help students get started and further improve their portraits. 

www.hannahtwine.co.uk

£40

23rd & 24th August

Soraya French. Mixed Media.

Painting Flowers and Beach Scenes with Figures.

 

A chance to learn from the well-known artist Soraya French.

Soraya is renowned for her colourful, expressive work in acrylics. She works from a wide variety of subject matter including flowers, people and landscapes. 

www.sorayafrench.com

£120 for two days.

2nd & 3rd September 

Stephie Butler ASWA.

Expressive 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.

www.stephiebutler.co.uk

 

£120 for two days
Thursday 28th september

Catherine Osbond.

 

Watercolour for Beginners. 

A chance to learn watercolour basics. Learn how to paint various washes, apply paint in various ways, brushwork, colour mixing and some texture techniques. Beginners and refreshers. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

£40. 
TBA 

Catherine Osbond. 

 

Watercolour & Mixed Media

 

A chance to learn some exciting techniques using a multitude of applications, texture effects and various surfaces. Suitable for participants of the previous day. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

£40 per day. 
13th & 14th September 

Catherine Osbond.

 

Figure Drawing and Painting in Mixed Media. 

An exciting course using a wide range of materials and surfaces to use when drawing and painting from the life model. Watercolour, inks, acrylics, pastel and oils. 

Cost includes model fee. Materials supplied. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

£85 for two days. 
11th & 12th September 

Hashim Akib.

 

Vibrant Acrylics

A chance to learn from the well-known artist Hashim Akib. Hashim is renowned for his colourful, expressive work in acrylics. He works from a wide varity of subject matter including landscapes, people and urban landscapes. 

www.hashimakib.com 

£120 for two days.

FULL.

       
4th - 6th October 2017

Francesco Fontana.

 

Watercolour. 

 

A three day workshop with the world renowned Italian artist Franceso Fontana.

Described as an inspirational teacher this is a chance you may not wish to miss!

Francesco will help you to think about your feelings on a subject as much as the mechanical process of painting. 

www.francescofontana.com 

 

£295     for 3 days.   
12th -14th October

Laura Reiter.

Towards Abstraction - Colour, Texture and Pattern. Mixed Media.

 

This three day course will be 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. These will include watercolours, acrylics, pastels, collage and simple printing. 

www.laurareiter.com

£160 for three days. Includes some materials. 
19th & 20th Oct 

Catherine Osbond. 

Oils and Acrylics.

Concealing and Revealing 

Learn how to use various traditional and modern techniques of using oils and acrylics together. Oil mediums, acrylics and acylic mediums will be provided. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

£85

 

2nd Nov 

 

Jake Winkle

 

Wild in Watercolour

 

Wild in Watercolour.  

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

www.jakewinkle.co.uk ​

£55
3rd Nov 

Jake Winkle

 

Street Scenes and Figures

Learn how to paint bold, loose watercolours of street scenes and figures. 

www.jake.winkle.co.uk 

£55
9th Nov 

John Hoar 

 

Watercolour -Fast and Free

 

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

www.jhoar.com

 

£60

 

   

WORKSHOPS 2018

 

 
17th & 18th March 2018 

James Tatum SWAc

The Landcsape 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
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 

Chris Forsey.

Expressive Landscapes in Water-Based Media Mixed

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 

Chris Forsey .

Expressive Landscapes in Water-Based Mixed 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
3rd & 4th May 

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 
17th & 18th May

Gareth Edwards. Landscape Abstracted.

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

www.garethedwardsartist.co.uk

£95
19th to 22nd May 

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 pin interest: 

vikoria prischedko 

TBA
7th & 8th June

Jem Bowden.

Impressionistic Landscapes in

Watercolour

Produce evocative and dynamic paintings working both in the studio and en plein air. A mix of demonstrtaions, 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

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

Expresssive 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 

Chris Forsey.

Expressive Landscapes 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 
27th - 31st August 2018

Amanda Hyatt.

 

Watercolour.  

A fabulous opportunity to learn from this renowned Australian watercolour artist. 

Details to come. 

www.amandahyatt.com.au

TBA
18th - 21st September 

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

TBA
4th and 4th October  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 Oct

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