Jan runs on-going art courses throughout the year based at her studios at Leath Barn, West Somerton (click to view map). The classes specialise in the painting of flowers, gardens, plants, fruit and landscapes, and demonstrations are given of all the different techniques of watercolour art, designed to suit both beginners and improvers.


The one-day and three-day courses held at Leath Barn run from 10:00am to 4:00pm (see below for list of dates). The sessions are very relaxed but a lot of work is completed over the three days. For those who wish to refresh their skills, or for complete beginners, these courses will show all the basic techniques for painting beautiful flowers and gardens in watercolour or pen, ink and wash. Demonstrations and individual tuition will inspire you to develop your own style and enable everyone to go home with paintings to be proud of.


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Lunch is taken together at Leath Barn. Materials can be purchased from Jan or from any good art shop. Jan can also mount pictures ready for framing if required. If you would like accommodation, a holiday cottage which adjoins the studio is available during off-peak times from £25 per person per night (including cleaning, laundry, electricity, etc.).
See the Leath Barn page for further details.


Details, dates and prices 2018-19

Three day course dates:

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Water colour & mixed media classes each Monday from 10:00-3:00
Water colour & mixed media classes on the 1st Friday of each month 10:00-4:00
‘Paint-in’ - painting subjects of your choice with my tuition 10-4.00 once a month
Bookings available for Corfu painting holidays May and September
VERY GOOD ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE in cottage adjoining studio or neighbouring B&B

Prices

Day courses run from 10:00-4:00
Weekly classes (Mondays) 10:00-3:00
Weekly classes £15 per day + donation for beverages (bring a packed lunch)

Three day course - £140 beginners welcome
Improvers' monthly classes - £38
Card Making Days - £40 beginners welcome
Two Day Card Making Days - £80 beginners welcome
Paint-ins for improvers - £38


All day classes run from 10:00-4:00
Weekly classes (Mondays) run from 10:00-3:00 

Course fees all include a substantial lunch, tea, coffee, etc. 
Art materials available for purchase.
Excellent accommodation at Leath Barn available from just £25 per person per night.


Weekly Watercolour Art Courses

Held at Leath Barn, West Somerton
Mondays 10:00-3:00 (numbers limited to ten per course)

Other subjects to be covered will include painting white flowers; corners of gardens; landscapes; painting from photos; vignettes

We will also work on the value of space, balance, composition, colour mixing, using complementary and harmonious colours, light and dark (capturing light).

We may not be able to follow the above techniques closely throughout the summer as we will be painting outside at various venues, weather permitting.

PLEASE BRING A SUBJECT TO PAINT EACH WEEK UNLESS I ASK YOU NOT TO

£15 per day plus a donation for tea/coffee etc – please bring a packed lunch


Watercolour and Mixed Media 'Paint-Ins' for Improvers

These days are for improvers who wish to paint something specific.  As my classes are structured, there is no time for students to paint exactly what they wish and to use techniques and media of their choice. 

I will be giving tuition, individual attention and demonstrations where possible. Please bring your subjects. I also have photos from which to paint.  Also it will be possible to paint outside weather permitting.

Cost: £38/day

Held on a Friday each month*, 10.00-4.00 Including lunch and beverages.
(*except where stated)

2018:
Sept 28th; Oct 27th (Wed); Nov 23rd; Dec 7th

2019:
Fridays: Jan 18th; Feb 8th; Mar 15th; April 12th; May 10th; June 28th; July 19th; Aug 9th; Sept 27th; Oct 18th; Nov 22nd; Dec 13th


IMPROVERS MONTHLY CLASSES

SCHEDULE OF TECHNIQUES TO BE FOLLOWED THROUGHOUT 2019

Classes commence on 4th January and will continue on the first Friday of each month apart from 30th August 2019

JAN:   The benefits of a sketchbook
FEB:   Painting small flowers/leaves and painting a vessel (mixed media)
MAR:  Painting a botanical study and layering paint
APR:   Wet in wet, backgrounds and the use of masking fluid
MAY:  Introducing inks and more backgrounds
JUNE: Painting in or from the garden, using line and wash
JULY:  Let’s look at perspective
AUG:   Oversized flowers and cutting down paintings
SEPT:  Loose and Free
OCT:    Concentrating on leaves
NOV:  Shadows, shine, reflections and transparency
DEC:  Painting a Christmas still life using various techniques

Other subjects to be covered will include painting: white flowers; corners of gardens; landscapes; painting from photos; vignettes; figures/portraiture

We will also work on the value of space, balance, composition, colour mixing, using complementary and harmonious colours, light and dark (capturing light).

During the summer there will be the opportunity to paint outside weather permitting

£38 per day including lunch etc.

N.B. PLEASE BRING A SUBJECT TO PAINT EACH MONTH, UNLESS I ASK YOU NOT TO