New sky painting videos

Five more teaching videos have been loaded to the Sky section of STUDIO. These lessons begin to explore designing your sky to fit your composition and the use of twisting dry brush marks to make expressive cloud shapes.

The courses on STUDIO are regularly updated to expand you understanding of the subject and challenge you to learn new ways of creating art.

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New art course!

Tired of looking for something interesting to do while you are stuck at home? Done the garden, the housework and now want something more mentally stimulating to pass the time? Then take a look at STUDIO – Jason’s video based educational website. It has so much to offer:

Courses in painting

Courses in drawing

Educational packs that go alongside lessons so that you have images and information to work from at your own pace.

Need more social contact – You can explore the chat rooms to discuss your progress with other students and post your work. Jason also provides written feedback on your posts.

All this for the price of a cup of coffee a week!!!

In his new course Jason explores composition, unravelling it’s mysteries, showing models of construction used by professional artists. This course could be undertaken by someone new to art or an advanced painter looking for ways to professionalise the look of their art.

Studio is regularly updated with new videos, building a growing library of educational material for you to explore.

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Two drawings created using the golden section template explained on the course

Course full – Beginners – key skills for painting trees with watercolour

Courses still available:

Wednesday afternoon – Acrylic – when, where and how to use metallic paints in your painting to enhance your art

Tuesday afternoon – Beginners – Light touch Watercolour

Full details of these courses can be found in the courses section of

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Want to know how to paint like Turner?

‘Turners watercolour wonders – his tricks and techniques with watercolour’ starts January the 8th at Newcastle Arts Centre. A few places are still available [16:12:12]

Turner was an innovator. His approach to handling watercolour was radically different from many of his contemporaries. Far from being a watercolour purist, he often used unconventional materials and constantly re-invented his approach to watercolour painting. For those who love this artist work and have some experience with watercolour, this course will offer an practical eye opening glimpse into the great masters working methods.

Are looking to improve your drawing skills then why not sign up for ‘Pen Drawing for beginners’

This image was created by one of my students using only pen drawing in Rome

The course lasts 4 weeks in Jesmond at St Georges church on a Tuesday afternoon between 1:45 to 3:45. Starts on the 3rd of September. Don’t miss you chance to learn how to create a sophisticated drawing using only line to show tone and form. Learn some of the techniques used by the old master as well as modern sketchy approaches used by artists today.

Old style pen work
Modern style with a few dabs of watercolour added to the limited pen work