Watercolour Classes

August 18, 2021

Come and paint with me in France

I am so excited to announce my next international workshop will be held at Haven on the Hill, a gorgeous retreat located  in the small town of  Lalandusse, France (in the Dordogne region).  Friday 19th to  Sunday 29th  Aug 2021.

Workshop location:

Haven on the Hill, Gaubide, Lalandusse, 47330 , Lot et Garonne, France.

We will paint in various locations plein air around the retreat and local villages as well as in the retreat’s studio.

Workshop inclusions:

6-7 days tuition  in watercolour with artist Cheryl Bruce.  

Single, Twin & Triple Share accommodation, 10 nights accomodation, and most meals included at Haven on the Hill, and some day trip adventures together around the local area.   For more information about the retreat itself go to www.havenonthehill.org

Transfers from Bergerac airport or train station are included.

What’s not included - flights, art materials, personal expenditure on day trips, alcohol.

Cost/To Book:

1150 Euro per person.

For bookings  or more information contact Wendy Vokes - Haven on the Hill

Email: haven-on-the-hill@hotmail.com

For information about the tuition or if the workshop is suitable for you please feel free to drop me an email. 

February 02, 2020

Weekly Watercolour Classes - Mondays via Zoom interactive online sessions

Keep an eye out for current timetable and booking links.  Due to   Covid -19 classes are now online via zoom, and offered generally in two sessions - 10- 12noon and 6.30-8.30 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST).  My weekly class generally runs in 4 week blocks focusing on a broad subject matter per 4 week block - ie landscape, seascape, floral & still life, figurative.  $140 for 4 weeks.


In this weekly class we explore many techniques and subject matter in a demonstration and follow style.  


Some techniques include - 

  • graded and variegated washes,

  • experiment with pigments wet in wet, & wet on dry,

  • hard & soft edges,

  • dry bushing,

  • theory - tone, composition, using a limited palette,

  • techniques of highlights - masking, saving, negative painting, gouache,

  • textural effects, and

  • basics of cast shadows, form shadows and reflected light.



Online bookings and payment in full is essential to confirm your place in this weekly class, so please email your enquiry for the current booking link and details.

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