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January 2018
£270 - £445

Light & Whites in Watercolour

Tutor: Paul Riley
January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
watercolour by Paul Riley of cherry blossom

This course offers an excellent opportunity to bring in the light and banish the darkness of winter by learning new brushwork techniques, allowing your work to become looser with a freshness and vibrancy associated with Paul’s painting. Watercolour is an excellent medium with which to explore the properties of whites in watercolour, from “negative” painting to masking techniques, which will be demonstrated and explored. Light, also explains the mysteries regarding how form is revealed by differing light conditions. These can…

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February 2018
£395 - £640

Watercolour painting with Paul Riley – The Way of the Brush

Tutor: Paul Riley
February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Abstract rose Paul Riley Watercolour

“Understanding your tools and their uses will release the potential of your creative mind, for you will paint with greater freedom if you are at ease with your the means of getting colour onto your paper” This new watercolour course with Coombe’s lead tutor Paul Riley, has been developed following growing interest in Paul’s extensive use of multiple brushes in each painting. If you want to feel liberated in your watercolour painting, free from using pencil or other medium, to…

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£395 - £640

Drawing, painting & printmaking – using natural & found pigments & materials

Tutor: Kate Marshall
February 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce this new combined drawing/painting/printmaking course using natural pigments led by Kate Marshall – an inspiring course to kick-start your year. If you want to get back into being creative, or if you are new to drawing/painting/printmaking, its a fantastic hands-on approach and if you are a more established artist, it’s a great chance to experiment with natural pigments & materials. Gathering your own and using some of Kate’s collection of materials, you will explore ways…

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March 2018
£395 - £640

Watercolour painting – The Watercolour Workshop with Paul Riley

Tutor: Paul Riley
March 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

This great all-rounder course “The Watercolour Workshop” will help enable you to create vibrant, colourful watercolour paintings by working on a series of different techniques, taught and demonstrated throughout the week by leading watercolour artist, author and teacher Paul Riley. This is a great five day workshop because it deals with all the key issues of watercolour painting from tools and techniques (which brushes are great for capturing different effects? how can I effectively using masking fluid?) to mixing eye-catching…

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April 2018
£330 - £525

Powerful Pastels – a mixed media approach with Sarah Bee

Tutor: Sarah Bee
April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Haytor quarrylowres by Sarah Bee

We are delighted to now regularly offer a pastels tutor to our stable of professional artists who share their skills and knowledge with you, enabling you to advance your work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sarah Bee moved from working as a graphic designer into makeup and body painting for the film, photography and advertising industries. Later she studied watercolour at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in London and began to develop her individual style after she was…

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May 2018
£270 - £445

Oil Painting – weekender with Paul Riley

Tutor: Paul Riley
May 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Paul Riley Painting Studio Oils

A lovely weekend course to get to enjoy oil painting tutored by Paul Riley. The course is perfect for anyone that would like to advance in their oil painting techniques and for beginners in oils. As with Paul’s watercolour courses guidance and demonstrations will be given in colour, composition and the techniques of brushwork, including in this course, impasto.  Paul will be demonstrating his expressive oil painting style throughout including finishing techniques (glazing) with time given to experimenting with your…

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£395.00 - £670

Pottery Course – Raku with Tim Andrews – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Tim Andrews
May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - May 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

This fantastic course with Tim Andrews is now SOLD OUT – do email us to join the waiting list and/or to receive information about Tim’s next course. Coombe’s pottery courses are hugely popular, with a focused group of no more than 7 participants, enabling you to get quality tuition whatever your level of experience. We are delighted that master potter Tim Andrews joins us again in 2018. Tim is known internationally for his distinctive raku pottery and for his book…

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June 2018
£395 - £640

Pen, Ink & Watercolour – Flowers in Gardens with Paul Riley

Tutor: Paul Riley
June 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Flowers provide a great opportunity to explore a range of drawing and painting techniques. The variations in form and colour are endlessly fascinating and this course will provide you with the opportunity to explore drawing techniques in pen and wash as well as watercolour painting. Paul Riley, who leads this course, is well known for his love of flowers and his ability to capture them in fresh, clean and vibrant colour. During this course he will share his skills and…

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£395 - £640

Pottery -Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
June 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley thrown flared bowl with gold fish detail

This course is now SOLD OUT – Laurel is teaching two courses in November 2018 so get in quick on those or email us to join the waiting list for this course. Our hugely popular pottery courses focus on smaller groups (max 7) so you can get expert tuition that suits you, whatever your skill level. We introduced Laurel Keeley as a ceramics tutor at Coombe over five years ago. Since then her courses have gone from strength to strength,…

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£331 - £525

Powerful Pastels – a mixed media approach with Sarah Bee

Tutor: Sarah Bee
June 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Haytor quarrylowres by Sarah Bee

We are delighted to now regularly offer a pastels tutor to our stable of professional artists who share their skills and knowledge with you, enabling you to advance your work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sarah Bee moved from working as a graphic designer into makeup and body painting for the film, photography and advertising industries. Later she studied watercolour at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in London and began to develop her individual style after she was…

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July 2018
£395 - £640

Painting & Drawing for Beginners – With Francine Lawrence & Susi Hoyle

Tutor:
July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

This inspiring and enjoyable painting & drawing course for beginners is for people who have always wanted to draw and paint but just don’t know where to start. If you are familiar with the ‘fear of the blank page’ and that feeling that ‘I can’t draw’ – this course is suitable for you. Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle have taught over 1000 people to draw and given them the confidence to keep drawing. Working in the well equipped art studio…

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£395.00 - £640

Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
July 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Gerry Dudgeon painting

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour, this is an ideal course for you. Gerry has taught throughout his professional painting career most recently one day master classes from his studio in Dorset. As a regular exhibitor at Coombe Gallery since 1995 we are delighted to build on those one-day courses by offering this intensive residential course at Coombe which has been a sell out each…

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£395 - £640

Watercolour – From Stream to Sea, Waterscapes by the Dart

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

This watercolour painting course with Paul Riley makes the most of the stunning area around Coombe. From our stream to the River Dart in Dittisham and out to sea at Blackpool sands. Paul adores painting waterscapes and the accompanying skyscapes that go hand-in-hand. Attention is also given to the rendering of boats and their elusive perspective. This course offers a great opportunity for you to get to grips with both as well as the chance to explore the stunning River…

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£395.00 - £640

Watercolour – Abstract Landscapes

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Abstract river watercolour by Paul Riley

This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature and to careful editing and composition to leave space for your watercolours to ‘breathe’. The landscape tradition in watercolour has been long established. The methods and techniques are familiar to beginners and advanced alike. This course proposes a refreshing new way of tackling the much loved English and even International landscape. An exciting and adventurous new method of looking involves abstraction. To abstract, needs…

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August 2018
£395 - £640.00

Acrylics & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
August 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Gerry Dudgeon Unlocking creativity

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour to unlock your creativity, then this is an ideal course for you. Gerry has taught throughout his professional painting career most recently one day master classes from his studio in Dorset. As a regular exhibitor at Coombe Gallery since 1995 we are delighted to build on those one-day courses by offering this intensive residential course at Coombe which has…

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£410 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
August 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Bettina Schroeder watercolur The Old Boat Devon

Bettina’s painting courses are suitable for all, from absolute beginners to accomplished painters. They are designed to help you to make the most of your abilities and to find a personal approach. Tuition will be mainly in watercolour which enables you to experiment and work freely but other media are also welcome. Daily watercolour demonstrations (in the studio or on location) are tailored to what you want to capture or express in your work. The tuition will also deal with…

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September 2018
£410 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
September 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Bettina Schroeder watercolur The Old Boat Devon

Bettina’s painting courses are suitable for all, from absolute beginners to accomplished painters. They are designed to help you to make the most of your abilities and to find a personal approach. Tuition will be mainly in watercolour which enables you to experiment and work freely but other media are also welcome. Daily watercolour demonstrations (in the studio or on location) are tailored to what you want to capture or express in your work. The tuition will also deal with…

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£395.00 - £640

Watercolour – the Magic of Watercolour Flowers

Tutor: Paul Riley
September 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Paul Riley 'The Magic of Watercolour Flowers' book cover

Following a series of bestselling books on watercolour painting including “Flower Painting“, “Intimate Landscapes” and “The Watercolour Workshop“, Paul Riley publishes a new book & instructional DVD in 2015. The title of the book is The Magic of Watercolour Flowers and this is the accompanying course to the title. During the five days Paul will take students through the processes of painting watercolour flowers including brush techniques, colour mixing, the use of different paper, and the exciting aspects of composition.…

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October 2018
£270 - £445

Acrylics & Mixed Media – Unlock Your Creativity with Gerry Dudgeon

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

If you are keen on experimentation and want to experiment with different media, to draw and get to grips with colour so you can unlock your creativity, then this is an ideal course for you. This weekender course is a great opportunity for returning students to revisit specific techniques with Gerry or for anyone new to his teaching to have a taster course at a less busy time of year (NB Gerry teaches 5 day courses at Coombe in July…

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£395 - £640

Watercolour & Mixed Media – Releasing your Imagination

Tutor: Paul Riley
October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Pail Riley watercolour Danish Blue

Paul Riley leads this exciting course designed to release your imagination, so if you are interested in bringing some originality to your watercolour painting and release your imagination onto the page, this course is perfect for you. Although mainly aimed at watercolour painting you are welcome to use, and will be encouraged to experiment with, other media.   “The aim is to release our imagination to find alternative ways of seeing the world around us and represent it in a…

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November 2018
£270 - £445

Pottery with Laurel Keeley – 4 places left

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This is a lovely weekend intensive pottery residential with the internationally recognised potter Laurel Keeley. Laurel works with coloured slips and drawn line in stoneware and porcelain clays, with glazes and oxides applied, often enhanced with Gold Lustre. The slab bowls, plates and pots are vehicles for figurative designs of fish and fields, rivers, canals and glimpses of the world through windows. More recently she has been working with images of gardens and landscape, her method informed by painting. Having…

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£270 - £445

Ceramics for the Garden with Laurel Keeley – 2 places left

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This is a lovely weekend intensive pottery residential with the internationally recognised potter Laurel Keeley. Laurel works with coloured slips and drawn line in stoneware and porcelain clays, with glazes and oxides applied, often enhanced with Gold Lustre. The slab bowls, plates and pots are vehicles for figurative designs of fish and fields, rivers, canals and glimpses of the world through windows. More recently she has been working with images of gardens and landscape, her method informed by painting. Having…

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