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 2021 and 2022 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.                                   At present materials will not be provided.                                              Please bring your own paints, paper, boards, brushes, water pots and palettes etc. These can be purchased at the art shop opposite us. South West Art Materials.

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

 

For those who are unsure about working in a group we have three separate studio spaces. These need to be booked in advance.

 

For further details of our health and safety measures, please contact us. 

       

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS 2021

 

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 

 

 

 

Hashim Akib. 

Positive Painting with Acrylics.

4th & 5th September 2021.

Also

6th & 8th September 2021. 

 

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

 

One place left. 

 

Catherine Osbond.                        Mixed Media.                              Dates TBA.                                   An exciting three-day workshop where you will have a chance to experiment with a wide range of materials. Creating interesting surfaces, different paint applications, use of various combinations of materials will be covered. Composition, use of tone, colour and texture will be covered. An expressive and experimental approach to land and seascape painting. £140 for three days. www.catherineosbond.co.uk 

 

 Kevin Scully.                                         A Step Away from Realism in Oils or   Acrylic.

 16th & 17th September 2021. 

 

On this workshop we will explore that area of painting where the image is still just recognizable without being too literal. We will create work that is both enigmatic and atmospheric by taking those first steps in resisting the temptation to paint exactly what we see in a mix of studio and en plein air work - dependent on the weather!

£150 for 2 days.

 

www.kevinscully.co.uk

 

2 Places left.

 

 

Catherine Osbond.        Acrylics for Beginners/Improvers.          18th & 19th September. 

 

This workshop is for beginners or those who wish to develop their skills. 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

 

One place left. 

 

 

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

23rd & 24th September 2021.

 

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. One place left.

www.stephiebutler.com

 

Stephie Butler ASWA.                      Portraits in Watercolour and Liquid Charcoal.                                25th & 26th September 2021.   

 

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 

 

One place left. 

 

James Tatum SWAc.                        The Landscape as Power and Emotion.   

2nd & 3rd October 2021. 

 

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

 

 

 

Karen Wones.

Mosiac Workshop.

Saturday 9th October. 

 

 

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!

          £80 for the day. One place left. 

 

 

Catherine Osbond                                  Life Drawing and Painting in Mixed Media.

14th & 15th October.                    

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 

Jake Winkle.

The Colours of Venice. Watercolour.                      20th October.

 

Learn how to paint Venice scenes with this well-known and popular artist.        £80.

www.winkleart.com

 

 

Jake Winkle.

Flowers in Watercolour.                 21st October.

Learn how to paint flowers with this well-known and popular artist              £80.

 www.winkleart.com

 

 

 

 

Jake Winkle.

Animals in Watercolour.

22nd October. 

 

Learn how to paint animals with this 

well-known and popular artist.

£80.

 

www.winkleart.com

 

John Hoar.

Watercolour Fast and Free. 11th November. £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

 

John Hoar.

Watercolour Fast and Free. 3rd February 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

 

Be Bold with Brusho!

Jean Lee.

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March 2022

 

An experimental and informative two-day course where you will learn various techniques ‘Brusho’.

 

The workshop is studio based and all ‘Brusho’ paint will be supplied by the tutor.

 

‘Brusho’ is a powder form of watercolour which produces vibrant colours and effects unique to the medium.

During this workshop students will experiment with layering colours to produce rich, attractive images.

The coloured papers produced in the early stages can be worked into in an imaginative way and further enhanced with pen.

 

£100 for the two days. 

 

 

James Tatum SWAc.                        The Landscape as Power and Emotion. 

19th & 20th March 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

 

 

Chris Forsey RI            22nd to 24th March 2022.

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 

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

 

Kevin Scully.

'There are no Rules in Watercolour'.

28th & 29th April 2022. 

 

If you’ve ever wanted to use watercolours in a loose and expressive way, free from the constraints of all the dos and don’ts associated with this medium, this is your chance to throw caution to the wind and let your hair down. We will be looking at the different ways in which dramatic effects can be achieved using a variety of techniques and applications. The subject matter will be varied, and you will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of less conventional methods of applying paint, resulting in some unusual and exciting pictures.

£160 for two days. 

 

www.kevinscully.co.uk

 

 

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

 

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 

 

 

Chris Forsey.

26th to 28th July 2022. 

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 

 

 

 

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 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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 

 

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 2021.

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