Michele Webber

Original Artwork by Suffolk Artist Michele Webber

one day summer painting courses suffolk and essex


CO3 Studios in Colchester

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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 venues own websites yet, but they will still take bookings, just ask.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017Portraits in Charcoal and Conte on Coloured Paper
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.

Wednesday 7th June 2017Botanical Drawing in Coloured Pencils
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.

Wednesday 28th June 2017Watercolour Butterflies and Flowers
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.

Wednesday 12th July 2017How To Promote Your Art On The Internet (Business Course)
 £30 (10.00am to 1pm) Free Roadside Parking.


**Courses must be booked direct with CO3 Studios, 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

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More details for half day courses...




This half day course is a chance to practice getting a likeness in the versatile medium of charcoal. Working on coloured paper and using traditional charcoal sticks, with white Conte crayon for highlights we will be looking at building up an accurate portrait. We will discuss grids and guidelines as an accurate way of drawing a face, then use light and darks in broad areas before finally putting in detail.

Please bring a large sheet of coloured cartridge or pastel paper, plus charcoal sticks, a white conte crayon and a hard rubber. Baby wipes are recommended for keeping the hands clean whilst working. Subject supplied, or bring your own photo, but please ensure it is large and of good definition.



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 and a large piece of white cartridge paper. You may also bring blending and burnishing tools if you own them but this is optional.



For this lovely subject we will be taking several different photos and combining them to make an attractive piece of work. We will look at possibilities for using vignette and ‘soft focus’ backrounds to set off the butterflies and their blooms. Subjects like this make a good basis for printing your own greetings cards; they also make a lovely gift.

 Please bring a soft pencil, putty rubber, watercolour paper (preferably stretched or on a block) and your usual watercolours and brushes. Watercolour pencils are also very useful for this subject. Subject supplied,or bring your own photos.



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.

Map for CO3 Gallery, Colchester:

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

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!