Michele Webber

Original Artwork by Suffolk Artist Michele Webber

one day summer painting courses suffolk and essex

CURRENT VENUES INCLUDE:

CO3 Studios in Colchester

Simply Handmade too in Sudbury

(Maps to all venues are further down this page, just scroll)

HOW MUCH?
Please see individual listings for prices.

DATES/SUBJECTS A summary is below, but to read a detailed description of each course please scroll further down the page.

** Note about place availability: As the venues take the bookings I do not always have up to date information about how many places are left, but if I know that a day is booked up or nearly full I will indicate it, beyond that please enquire directly. Please also note, sometimes if a course has only just been arranged it may not be showing on the venue's own websites yet, but they will still take bookings, just ask.

Wednesday 12th July 2017How To Promote Your Art On The Internet (Business Course) at CO3 Studios, Colchester
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking. This is a business based course, we will not be creating any art, all you need is a pen and notepad.

Wednesday 9th August 2017Start Watercolours at Simply Handmade too, Sudbury
£45 (10.00am to 1pm) Free on site parking, disabled access and parking. Price includes refreshments and paper, students should bring their own paints, brushes etc. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

Wednesday 16th August 2017Flowers In Coloured Pencil at Simply Handmade too, Sudbury
£45 (10.00am to 1pm) Free on site parking, disabled access and parking. Price includes refreshments and paper, students should bring their own paints, brushes etc. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

Wednesday 25th October 2017Watercolour Landscape Techniques at CO3 Studios, Colchester
£30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking. Students should bring their own art materials. Paper is available to puchase. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

Wednesday 25th October 2017Watercolour Landscapes at CO3 Studios, Colchester
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.Students should bring their own art materials. Paper is available to puchase. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

Wednesday 8th November 2017Start Painting Watercolours at CO3 Studios, Colchester
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.Students should bring their own art materials. Paper is available to puchase. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

Wednesday 29th November 2017Colour Mixing For Watercolours at CO3 Studios, Colchester
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking. Students should bring their own art materials. Paper is available to puchase. If you have nothing all materials you need can be provided for an extra £5, payable to the tutor on the day (must be booked in advance).

HOW TO BOOK

**Courses must be booked direct with the venues, contact details below or click the blue links to go direct to their website:

CO3 Studios please contact Angella:
Email: angella@co3gallery.co.uk  Telephone: 01206 501548  Mobile:   07717710029

Simply Handmade too please contact Debbi:
Email: too@simplyhandmade.co.uk  Telephone: 01787 827117  Mobile:   07899 914771

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More details for half day courses...

 

HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR ART ON THE INTERNET

Description:

This business based course is a short introduction for those who want to promote their artwork online but are unsure how to do it. Whether you want to chat with new artistic contacts, sell your art online or gain followers on social media it is necessary to learn a few simple tricks and understand what engages people, and conversely what makes them scroll past without a second glance. The internet is the future and these days galleries contact you by email, people use hashtags to find and follow their favourite artists and tutors on Twitter, business contacts use Facebook and many arts and crafts are sold online every day. But these things don’t happen by accident and you may have been disappointed by results you have had so far. With the popularity of the internet comes the downside – scammers, con artists and money launderers. Let me show you how to avoid being taken for a ride, whilst making the most of the wonderful opportunities that the online world offers artists.

All you need to bring for this course is a biro, a notepad and enthusiasm.


START  WATERCOLOURS

Description:

Would you like to start painting in watercolours? Perhaps you simply have no idea know where to start or even which brush you should use, let alone any idea what type of paper you should be painting on or how to apply the paint!  If that set of watercolours your kids bought you for Xmas is still in the drawer with the cellophane wrapper on or you haven't painted since school then this course will get you started. The first hour will be spent looking at the materials you need and how to prepare your paper like the professionals do. The second hour will be spent practicing basic techniques and during the third hour we will start you off on your new hobby with a go at some simple painting from photographic images.

FLOWERS IN COLOURED PENCILS

Description:

Coloured pencils have undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, pigment levels have been increased and they now give vibrant, beautiful results. The controllability of pencils is perfect for the slow build up of botanical work. We will be working from real plants and flowers in order to capture all the details of this beautiful subject.

Please bring good quality coloured pencils. You may also bring blending and burnishing tools if you own them but this is optional. Paper Provided. Complete beginners very welcome!

 

WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUES

Description:

During this short course we will be looking at (and practising) Watercolour techniques specifically for landscapes. Starting with how to sketch and layout a landscape with good composition, then moving on to painting techniques. We will look at skies, including sunsets and clouds of different types, water in the landscape, trees, structures and foregrounds. Several useful mixed media techniques will be demonstrated enabling you to approach your watercolour landscapes with new confidence. Perspective and colour mixing will also be discussed, as well as how to avoid muddy colours and how to work in a limited palette – without limiting your colour choice. Students may also book the afternoon session and put what they have learned into practise if they wish. Complete beginners very welcome!

WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES

Description:

This short course is a chance to practice your watercolour landscape painting with help and instruction tailored to your own needs and painting style. Those who attended the morning course will be able to put into practice the techniques they learned earlier in the day. But attending the earlier course is not a necessity, you may just come along and paint. We will be working from supplied photographs, but feel free to bring your own if there is a particular scene you want to work on with guidance. Complete beginners very welcome!

START PAINTING WATERCOLOURS

Description:

Would you like to start painting in watercolours? Perhaps you simply have no idea know where to start or even which brush you should use, let alone any idea what type of paper you should be painting on or how to apply the paint!  If that set of watercolours your kids bought you for Xmas is still in the drawer with the cellophane wrapper on or you haven't painted since school then this course will get you started. The first hour will be spent looking at the materials you need and how to prepare your paper like the professionals do. The second hour will be spent practicing basic techniques and during the third hour we will start you off on your new hobby with a go at some simple painting from photographic images. Complete beginners very welcome!

 

COLOUR MIXING FOR WATERCOLOURS

Description:

This morning is all about learning about the colours in your box. If you are clueless about colour mixing and feel you don’t know enough about your paints come along and learn more. With guidance you will be shown how to make effective colour charts so you really understand what your colours look like with different amounts of water, and what they make when mixed with other colours. Granulation and transparency will be discussed. You will also be given individual advice about any additional ‘missing’ colours that you could do with purchasing, in order to mix a full range of hues. Complete beginners very welcome!




Map for CO3 Gallery, Colchester:

The CO3 Gallery, 90 Shrub End Road, Colchester, CO3 4RX

Map for Simply Handmade Too, Sudbury:

Simply Handmade too, Bay 5, Unit 4, Stour Valley Business Centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury CO10 7GB

Now Available!

My SAA Watercolours Starter Set, with my unique colour mixing guide.


Saa colour mixing leaflet & Paint Set

8 x 14 ml tubes of watercolour, storage tin and foolproof colour mixing guide to get you started with confidence!


Signed Limited Edition Giclee Prints of my work are available.

Local Views, Flower Paintings...

Orwell Estuary, Low Tide

and many other beautiful designs!