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May 2017
£345 - £640

The Nature of Drawing with Laurie Steen

Tutor: Laurie Steen
May 21 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Foliage in the studio with Laurie Steen

This drawing course is designed to enable you to loose your inhibition to draw through large movement and shadow drawing, emotive sketching, and experimental mark making within nature.   Our objective is to draw without inhibition; while focusing on finding and nurturing each persons own unique line and mark making ability, through the discussion and testing of a variety of drawing mediums and surfaces. This course is suited to all levels and abilities. The act of drawing while moving, and…

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June 2017
£345 - £640.00

Being Bold with Colour (watercolour)

Tutor: Paul Riley
June 4 @ 5:00 pm - June 9 @ 2:00 pm
Paul Riley watercolour 'White Rose and wild flowers' bold colours on Saunders Waterford

This specialist course with Paul Riley, known for his vibrant, fresh and loose watercolours – is intended to familiarise participants with all aspects of colour, so you can avoid ‘muddy’ watercolours!   Various exercises involving still life and or landscape will be indulged in for the purpose of liberating the students’ sense of colour. The course is designed to stimulate both beginners and advanced students where much of the technology of colour is explained through demonstrations and explanation.    …

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£345 - £545

Ceramics Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
June 11 @ 5:00 pm - June 16 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley thrown flared bowl with gold fish detail

THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT -PLEASE EMAIL US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST We introduced Laurel Keeley as a ceramics tutor at Coombe over five years ago, since then her courses have gone from strength to strength, selling out each year.   This week-long course focuses on throwing and handbuilding & what you make is decided by each individual participant. It’s a great course for everyone from beginners to professionals. Laurel’s autumn course is also suitable for all and has…

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£345 - £640

Painting En Plein Air – Flowers in Gardens (watercolour)

Tutor: Paul Riley
June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 2:00 pm
watercolour by Paul Riley of cherry blossom

Paul Riley is well known for his love of flowers and his ability to capture them in fresh, clean and vibrant watercolours. In this classic and hugely popular course you will have the opportunity to build your confidence painting en plein air within the sanctuary of a range of stunning private gardens. Explore the myriad shapes and colours presented by nature both in the garden and through studio arrangements. From unusual perspectives, to mixing eye-catching colours, from creating light and…

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July 2017
£345 - £640

From Stream to Sea – Waterscapes by the Dart (watercolour)

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 2 @ 5:00 pm - July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Bettina Schroeder teaching on location at Blackpool Sands

This watercolour painting course ‘Waterscapes by the Dart’ with Paul Riley focuses on the reflective nature of water and it’s focal point in the landscape. 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 Dart. This unique course follows the water…

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£345 - £640

Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon (acrylic & mm) *SOLD OUT

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 14 @ 2:00 pm
Gerry Dudgeon painting

This course is now SOLD OUT, however we do still have places on Gerry’s weekend course in October  or do contact us to join the waiting list for this course. 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…

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£276 - £523

Powerful Pastels, a mixed media approach with Sarah Bee – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Sarah Bee
July 16 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 am
Haytor quarrylowres by Sarah Bee

This course is now SOLD OUT but please do email us if you’d like to join the waiting list – lara@coombefarmstudios.com We are delighted to be adding 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…

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£345 - £640

Painting Abstract Landscapes (watercolours)

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 30 @ 5:00 pm - August 4 @ 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 2017
£345 - £640.00

Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon (acrylics & m/m) – 1 non-resident place left

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 2:00 pm
Gerry Dudgeon Unlocking creativity

– PLACES ARE AVAILABLE ON GERRY’S COURSES IN JULY (5 DAYS) AND OCTOBER (3 DAYS) OR EMAIL US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST TO BE A RESIDENT ON THIS ONE. 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…

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£360 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder – *1 residential place available

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
August 13 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 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 2017
£230 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 16 @ 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 - £640

The Magic of Watercolour Flowers

Tutor: Paul Riley
September 24 @ 5:00 pm - September 29 @ 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 2017
£270 - £545

Unlock Your Creativity with Gerry Dudgeon (acrylics & m/m)

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
October 12 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 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. Gerry’s summer courses have been full for the past few years so for 2015 we have introduced this special weekend course. It is a great opportunity for returning students to revisit specific techniques with Gerry or for anyone new to his teaching to have a…

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£345.00 - £640

Painting Skies & Autumnal Colour (watercolour)

Tutor: Paul Riley
October 22 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 2:00 pm
Pacific Night Sky watercolour by Paul Riley

Painting in the Autumn provides a rich palette of colours: deep rich reds, golds, yellows.. and incredible skies. Devon is a great place for painting both, out in the landscape beside the River Dart or on majestic Dartmoor National Park. These are explored both in the landscape (taking quick sketches and photos if the weather is bad) and in the studio by the warmth of the log burner. Although the main emphasis will be on capturing the rich colours of…

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November 2017
£230 - £445

Ceramics For the Garden 2017 – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 2 @ 5:00 pm - November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This course is now SOLD OUT – so we have released a SECOND COURSE see below or email us to join the waiting list for this course and to get advance notice on future courses. 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…

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£230 - £445

Printmaking Japanese Woodcuts

Tutor: Paul Riley
November 2 @ 5:00 pm - November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Paul Riley carving woodcut

A unique three day printmaking course which demonstrates the versatility of the medium.   Paul Riley is best known for his vibrant watercolours, is he also a master at oil painitng, ceramics and printmaking. Wood Cuts have a very long and fascinating tradition going back to early Japanese and Christian forms of illustration and Paul has been exploring the oriental methods using watercolour printing as opposed to the more usual oil based ink method.     With this printmaking method, after…

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£270 - £445

Ceramics For the Garden – 2nd course – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
November 9 @ 5:00 pm - November 12 @ 2:00 pm
Laurel Keeley large coil pot

This course is also now SOLD OUT, please do email Lara to join the waiting list and/or to receive details of the next courses as soon as they are released. Internationally recognised ceramicist Laurel Keeley 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…

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£230 - £445

Drawing, discussing the process in each of us

Tutor: Laurie Steen
November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Laurie Steen As I remember it home drawing 15-14

This short intense course with Laurie Steen will use the Winter Landscape as our subject and the catalyst to explore a variety of monochromatic mediums.  The course will also focus on how we find and translate inspirations in the shapes and landscape around us.  We will aim to work quickly exploring a variety of line and mark making media while focusing on the natural series of changes that come with pushing the boundaries of our own drawing methods. Thus leading…

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