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. Please see our accommodation page. For a full list of hotels and guest houses, please contact us. 

 

 

En plein air workshops benefit from our beautiful coastline, just three minutes' walk from the studio. 

 

 

Studio-based workshops are held in our light and spacious studio. The space is well equipped with studio easels, drawing boards etc. 

 

 

 

Below is our current list of forthcoming 2022  and 2023 workshops at EDAA.

Please contact us if you would like further details or to book. 

If a workshop is marked as full, it is always worth contacting us in case a place becomes available last minute. 

 

Numbers in workshops will be limited to 12 participants per workshop to allow for social distancing. 

 

Life sessions will be limited to eight participants.                                                                                                                                                       Please bring your own paints, paper, boards, brushes and palettes etc. These can be purchased at the art shop opposite us. South West Art Materials.

Easles and drawing boards will be provided. Extra hygiene will be in place. All participants will have their own table to work at. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS 2022

Steve Hall. 

Pastel Landscapes 

21st to 23rd April 2022.

I am delighted to add this new medium to my programme of courses for 2022. Following many years painting in watercolour, I now also paint in pastel and enjoy the vibrancy that this exciting new medium has to offer. I exhibit my work at the Bradford Gallery (www.bradfordgallery.co.uk) and, in addition, I am an Associate Artist for Unison Colour and have produced four pastel articles for the Artist magazine.

During this three day studio based course we will examine pastel application techniques, painting surfaces and complete a number of landscape paintings from photographic or sketch reference. The course is suitable for all levels and people wanting to try the medium for the first time are welcome as well as more experienced painters.

Following a half day introduction of materials and techniques we will get straight down to picture making and this will commence with a ‘paint along’ exercise followed by individual work. At the end of the three days it is intended that course members will be able to take away ideas and practices that will aid their progress with this medium.

£195 for three days.

www.stevehallart.co.uk

 

Catherine Osbond. Watercolour with a Difference.

 

29th April 2022. 

 

A one-day workshop where you will be introduced to many techniques combining watercolour with various media, such as oil pastel, soft pastel, inks and gouache.

We shall be looking at artists such as John Blockley, Ann Blockley and Shirly Trevena for inspiration and ideas with watercolour.

These will include washes, brush techniques, textural techniques, resist techniques and simple colour mixing. 

 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

 

 

Karen Wones.

Mosiac Workshop.

Saturday 7th May 2022. 

 

 

Make your own piece of mosaic art in a one day workshop. If you have ever thought you would like a go ... now is the time.

          No drawing skills or previous experience required. 

 

 

 

 

 

          The tutor will supply all the beautiful glass and ceramic material and tools.

          Just come for a relaxed, fun day, learning the basics of mosaic-making.

          You need to know - it can be a bit addictive!

          £90 for the day.  

 

 

Stephie Butler ASWA. Wildlife Portraits in Watercolour and Liquid Charcoal. 

12th & 13th May 2022.

 

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

£170. 

www.stephiebutler.com

 

 

Catherine Osbond.                  Expressive Portraits.                  Dates TBA. 

Learn how to create accurate and expressive portraits. Either children or adults. Designed for those with some experience who which to develop their skills. Students to work in the media of their choice. Demonstrations will be in acrylic and oils.   

£120 for two days. Includes model fees.

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 

Stephie Butler ASWA.              Portraits in Watercolour and Liquid Charcoal.                          14th & 15th May 2022.   

 

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

£170.

 

www.stephiebutler.com 

 

 

 

Jenny Aitken.                     Atmospheric Oils.            16th & 17th June 2022.

           

 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.   

£170 for two days. www.jennyaitken.co.uk

 

 

Steve Hall.                Watercolour Landscapes.   

21st to 23rd June 2022.

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.  

£195 for three days.

www.stevehallartist.co.uk

 

 

Catherine Osbond                                  Life Drawing and Painting in Mixed Media.

Dates TBA.                    

An exciting two-day workshop using a combination of a traditional and contemporary approach to life drawing and painting. Creating different paint surfaces and an experimental approach using mixed media will be the focus of this workshop. £140 for two days. Includes life model costs. www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

Roger Dellar ROI.   

Plein Air Painting in Oils.   

2nd to 4th July 2022 

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 

 

 

Catherine Osbond.                     Mixed Media Explored.               18th to 20th July 2022.                                 

 An exciting three-day workshop where you will have a chance to experiment with a wide range of materials. This is an experimental workshop where you will create interesting surfaces, try out different paint applications and use various combinations of materials in a wide variety of ways.

Composition, use of tone, colour and texture will be covered.

An expressive and experimental approach to land and seascape painting.               

£160 for three days.

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

Grahame Booth.                      Watercolour Landscapes and Townscapes.                    5th to 8th September 2022. 

 

Learn how to create a fresh lively watercolour by using confident bold brushstrokes to choose a main focal point while simplifying the rest of the subject. Includes Plein Air painting in and around the beautiful coastal town                                                                 of Sidmouth.

 

                                                             £280 for four days.

                                                            www.grahamebooth.com 

2 places left.

 

Catherine Osbond. 

Acrylics for Beginners and Improvers            7th October 2022.

 

 

A one-day workshop where you will be introduced to acrylic painting. You will learn various ways to apply paint, including impasto and glazing techniques. Brush work, palette knife work will be covered. The stages of building a painting up and simple colour mixing will also be covered.

£50.

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

James Tatum SWAc.                        The Landscape as Power and Emotion. 

15th & 16th October 2022.

 

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.  

£140.

 

www.jamestatumartist.com

 

2 places left.

 

 

Create a Stunning 'Window' Picture.

Jean Lee.

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October 2022

 

During this course students will create an image of flowers and foliage as if in front of a ‘stained glass’ window. Watercolour or ‘Brusho’ may be used.         

The painting will be further enhanced by pen drawing at the end.                 

 

If time allows there will be the opportunity to use a reduced version of the technique to make greetings cards. 

 

£100 for the two days. 

 

John Hoar.

Watercolour Fast and Free. 4th November 2022.

£80.

 

Learn from this internationally renowned watercolourist.

Fast and direct watercolour painting in the morning.

Watercolour with ink in the afternoon. £80. 

 

www.jhoar.com

 

 

Hester Berry

Landscapes in Oils.

Saturday 12th and Sunday 11th November 2022.

                  

This oil painting course is suitable for all levels, from very new painters to more advanced students. We will discuss the work of past and current artists, watch a demonstration and have plenty of time for practical making! Each student's individual needs will be met.                        

We will look at: sketchbook use, tonal observation and studies, colour mixing and applying oil paint using a variety of marks to create movement and expression. By the end of the course, you will have some sketches, some charcoal studies and at least one finished painting.

                                  www.hesterberry.co.uk

£160 for two days. 

FULL. Please ask to be put on a waiting list.

 

 

Jake Winkle.

Light & Movement in  Watercolour.      30th November 2022.

 

Learn how to paint  watercolours full of light and movement with this well-known and popular artist.       

 £80.

 

www.winkleart.com

 

 

Catherine Osbond.        Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics.   Dates TBA. 

 

This workshop is for  those who wish to develop their skills in oils or acrylics. Palette knife work, brush techniques, use of glazes and impasto painting will all be covered.

Use of colour will also be covered.

 

£100 for two days.

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Jenny Aitken.      

Atmospheric Acrylics.         

17th & 18th November 2022.

 

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.   

£170 for two days. www.jennyaitken.co.uk

 

 

 

Jake Winkle.

Pen & Wash        1st December 2022.

 

Learn how to produce paintings in pen and wash with this well-known and popular artist. 

     

      £80.

 

 www.winkleart.com

 

 

 

 

Jake Winkle.

Animal Portraits in Watercolour.

2nd December 2022. 

 

Learn how to paint animal potraits with this 

well-known and popular artist.

£80.

 

www.winkleart.com

 

John Hoar.

Watercolour Fast and Free. Spring 2023. £80.

 

Learn from this internationally renowned watercolourist.

Fast and direct watercolour painting in the morning.

Watercolour with ink in the afternoon. £80. 

 

www.jhoar.com

 

Chris Forsey RI            21st to 23rd March 2023.

Expressive Mixed Media Landscapes.

 

 A chance to learn from this well-known artist.

Create expressive landscapes in water-based media on this three-day workshop.

 

£195.

www.chrisforsey.com

 

                                                                

 

Steve Hall. 

Pastel Landscapes 

19th to 21st April 2023. 

I am delighted to add this new medium to my programme of courses for 2022. Following many years painting in watercolour, I now also paint in pastel and enjoy the vibrancy that this exciting new medium has to offer. I exhibit my work at the Bradford Gallery (www.bradfordgallery.co.uk) and, in addition, I am an Associate Artist for Unison Colour and have produced four pastel articles for the Artist magazine.

During this three day studio based course we will examine pastel application techniques, painting surfaces and complete a number of landscape paintings from photographic or sketch reference. The course is suitable for all levels and people wanting to try the medium for the first time are welcome as well as more experienced painters.

Following a half day introduction of materials and techniques we will get straight down to picture making and this will commence with a ‘paint along’ exercise followed by individual work. At the end of the three days it is intended that course members will be able to take away ideas and practices that will aid their progress with this medium.

£210 for three days.

www.stevehallart.co.uk

 

 

Stephie Butler ASWA. Wildlife Portraits in Watercolour and Liquid Charcoal. 

11th & 12th May 2023.

 

Learn how to paint animal portraits in watercolour and liquid charcoal with an impressionistic feel from this well-known artist. Stephie will share how to portray feelings and emotions in your work making it unique. 

£180. 

www.stephiebutler.com

 

 

Stephie Butler ASWA. Portraits in Watercolour and Liquid Charcoal. 

13th & 14th May 2023.

 

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

£180. 

www.stephiebutler.com

 

Steve Hall.                Watercolour Landscapes.   

28th to 30th June 2023.

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.  

£210 for three days.

www.stevehallartist.co.uk

 

Roger Dellar ROI.   

Plein Air Painting in Oils.   

1st to 3rd July 2023 

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.

£210 for three days.

 www.rogerdellar.com 

 

 

Chris Forsey.

25th to 27th July 2023. 

Expressive Mixed Media Landscapes. 

 

A chance to learn from this well-known artist. Create expressive landscapes in water-based mixed media on this three day workshop. 

£195.

www.chrisforsey.com 

 

 

Hashim Akib. 

Positive Painting with Acrylics.

9th & 10th September 2023.

 

 

Exploring and learning painting techniques is just part of fulfilling your potential as an artist, the other is to nurture confidence and positive thinking. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of painting with acrylics including ways of improving your mindset when tackling different themes.

You will learn direct painting with large flat brushes, the stages of blocking in, defining and finishing without fussing. There will be lots of tips on using tones and colour mixing.

We will also cover various subjects, including seascapes, landscape, still life and something figurative, with plenty of short demos and one to ones to guide you.

This course will be suitable for beginners and advanced. £170. 

 

Please see his website for examples of his work. www.hashimakib.co.uk

 

 

 

Catherine Osbond.

Watercolour for Beginners/Improvers.

Dates TBA.

 

Learn the fundamentals of watercolour painting in this one day workshop. 

Various washes, brush techniques, texural techniques, use of tone and colour will all be covered. 

£50.

 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 

Jenny Aitken.                     Atmospheric Oils.            17th & 18th June 2023.

           

 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.   

£180 for two days. www.jennyaitken.co.uk

 

 

 

Jenny Aitken.                

 Atmospheric Oils.            23rd & 24th November 2023.

           

 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.   

£180 for two days. www.jennyaitken.co.uk

 

 

Catherine Osbond.

Abstraction of the Human Form. Date TBA.

 

In this workshop we shall be looking at ways to create abstraction of figures. We shall study ways of simplifying images into a series of shapes that still suggest the form.

Some knowledge of figure drawing or painting would be useful.

Not suitable for beginners. 

Work will be from photos. 

£100 for two days. 

 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

Hannah Twine.

Improve your Human & Animal Portraits.

Dates TBA

                                                                                         Classically trained artist Hannah 

Twine will be guiding you through

how to create sensitive and impactful portraits.  Suitable for all levels and designed to give confidence. Learn how to create realistic eyes, fur, hair & flesh tones with her 'less is more' approach and sight techniques used by the Old Masters. £180 for three days. Includes model fees.

www.hannahtwine.co.uk

 

 

 

Catherine Osbond.

Drawing for Beginners/Improvers.

Dates TBA. 

Learn the basics of drawing in this two day workshop.

Composition, use of shape, line, tone and texture will all be covered. 

£100 for two days. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 Catherine Osbond.                     Pen and Wash techniques.

 Dates TBA.

Learn various techniques using pen, ink and wash. You will learn a variety of techniques to use with sketching and drawing landscapes. 

Traditional and exploratory techniques covered. 

£25 for a half day. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk

 

Catherine Osbond.                        Painting Flowers in Watercolour and Inks.

Dates TBA. 

A fun and exploratory workshop where you will learn several techniques using watercolour and inks, and Inktense pencils. Techniques can be used in a traditional or more experimental way.  

£50 for the day. 

www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 

We have many more exciting workshops to come in 2022 and 2023.

If you would like to be notified of these, please contact us.