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May 2018
£345 - £640

Drawing with Laurie Steen – Ignite your intuition

Tutor: Laurie Steen
May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 25 @ 2:00 pm

Let your drawing medium guide your creativity…our objective for the week will be to draw without inhibition;  with conviction, and to push the boundaries of our own practice; leaving the course with an idea of how to begin.   By using the power of play, we will focus on finding and nurturing each persons own unique line and mark making ability. Through discussion, testing and play, with a variety of drawing mediums (ink, charcoal, graphite..) and surfaces, and using both…

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June 2018
£395 - £640

Pen, Ink & Watercolour – Flowers in Gardens with Paul Riley – 1 none resident place available

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

There’s just one non resident place left on this course. To see accommodation recommendations in the area see ‘accommodation’ section of this site, or, if you’d like a residential place do email us to join our waiting list. 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…

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£395 - £640

Pottery -Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Laurel Keeley
June 10 @ 5:00 pm - June 15 @ 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 – SOLD OUT

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

This course with Sarah Bee at Coombe is now sold out. Do email us to join the waiting list and/or to receive the 2019 dates as soon as they become available. 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…

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July 2018
£395 - £640

Drawing & painting for Beginners & Improvers – With Francine Lawrence & Susi Hoyle

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

This inspiring and enjoyable drawing & painting course for beginners and improvers is for people who have always wanted to draw and paint but just don’t know where to start or want to develop their work. If you are familiar with the ‘fear of the blank page’, have the feeling that ‘I can’t draw’, or you want to expand your skills, this course is suitable for you. Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle have taught over 2000 people to draw and…

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£395.00 - £640

Acrylic & Mixed Media – Unlock your creativity with Gerry Dudgeon – SOLD OUT

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

This course is now SOLD OUT, please do join Gerry’s course in August or October or email us to join the waiting list for this one! 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…

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£395 - £640

Watercolour – From Stream to Sea, Waterscapes by the Dart – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 15 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 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 – 2 places available

Tutor: Paul Riley
July 29 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 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 – SOLD OUT

Tutor: Gerry Dudgeon
August 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 10 @ 2:00 pm

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 – 3 non resident places available

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

All the residential spaces on this course are now SOLD OUT. You can join as a non-resident however by selecting the non-resident option below and sourcing accommodation nearby. Click here for our recommended places to stay.  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…

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September 2018
£410 - £670.00

Painting Holiday with Bettina Schroeder

Tutor: Bettina Schroeder
September 9 @ 5:00 pm - September 15 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - September 28 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - October 14 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - October 26 @ 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 – SOLD OUT

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

This course is now sold out – do contact us to join the waiting list or to receive advance notice when courses are released. 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…

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£230 - £445

Drawing Weekend with Laurie Steen RWA

Tutor: Laurie Steen
November 8 @ 5:00 pm - November 11 @ 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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£270 - £445

Ceramics for the Garden with Laurel Keeley – SOLD OUT

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

This course is now SOLD OUT – do email us to join the waiting list and to get advance emails about courses as soon as they are confirmed. 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…

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