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.
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.
Trevor Waugh. Chasing the Light in Watercolour. 26th October. A wonderful opportunity to learn from this renowned artist. £60.
Catherine Osbond. Impressionist Landscape Painting. 7th & 8th November. Learn to paint loose, expressionistic landscape paintings in oils or acrylics. £80. www.catherineosbond.co.uk
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
Chris Forsey RI.
24th to 26th March 2020.
A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £195 for three days. www.chrisforsey.com
Seascapes in Acrylic and Oil.
16th & 17th April 2020. Jenny aims to provide thoroughly informative teaching, with the overriding goal of people enjoying themselves! She wants people to feel encouraged, enabled and challenged by the courses she runs. The workshop will include tonal work, colour work, brushwork and plenty of practical teaching tips and explanation throughout.
Jenny is renowned for her expressive seascapes, landscapes and still life. £120 for two days. www.jennyaitken.co.uk
Stephie Butler ASWA. Wildlife Portraits in Watercolour. 2nd May. Learn how to paint animal portraits in watercolour full of colour with an impressionistic feel from this well-known artist. £70. 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. £140. (£180 for all 3 days). www.stephiebutler.com
Flowing Watercolour Landscapes.
29th & 30th May.
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 £260 for two days.
Flowing Figures in Watercolour. 31st May & 1st June.
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 figures in watercolour. £260 for two days.
23rd to 25th 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. £180 for three days.
Chris Forsey RI. Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media. 30th June & 1st July A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £140. www.chrisforsey.com
Chris Forsey RI. Expressive Mixed Media Landscapes.
2nd & 3rd July.
A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based media. £140.
Roger Dellar ROI. Plein Air Painting in Oils.
4th to 6th July. Paint landscapes in oils with this acclaimed artist. Composition, colour mixing, and paint handling will be dealt with as well as the importance of good brushwork. £195 for three days. www.rogerdellar.com
Grahame Booth. Watercolour Landscapes and Townscapes. 10th to 13th August. Four days.
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 en Plein Air painting in and around the beautiful coastal town of Sidmouth. £240. www.grahamebooth.com
Mixed Media. 25th & 26th August. Learn from this renowned mixed media artist. Create exciting flower paintings and beach scenes with or without people, in mixed media. Some materials included. £140. www.sorayafrench.com
Vibrant Acrylics. 12th & 13th September.
A chance to learn from the well-known artist Hashim Akib. Hashim is renowned for his expressive painting in acrylics. He works with many subjects including townscapes, portraiture and animals. £140. Please see his website for examples of his work. www.hashimakib.co.uk
Watercolour Portraits. 21st October. Learn how to paint colourful, exciting human portraits with this well-known and popular artist. £60. www.winkleart.com
Jake Winkle. British Wildlife in Watercolour. 22nd October. Learn how to paint colourful, exciting animals with this well-known and popular artist. £60. www.winkleart.com
Jake Winkle. African Safari in Watercolour. 23rd October. Learn how to paint colourful, exciting animals with this well-known and popular artist. £60. www.winkleart.com
Catherine Osbond. Mixed Media. Summer 2020. 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.
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.