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October 2017
£345.00 - £640

Painting Skies & Autumnal Colour (watercolour)

Tutor: Paul Riley
October 22 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 2:00 pm

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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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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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 14, 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 weekend 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

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

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 ‘Raku‘* a comprehensive overview of raku, covering the history, clay types and firing of raku, as well as the glazes, techniques and reduction processes. Tim makes individual…

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June 2018
£395 - £640

Pottery -Thrown & Handbuilt with Laurel Keeley

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

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, selling out each year. This week-long course focuses on throwing and handbuilding & what you make is decided by each individual participant. Laurel’s autumn courses are also suitable for all and have…

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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
£395.00 - £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
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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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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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. 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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November 2018
£270 - £445

Pottery with Laurel Keeley

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

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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