‘Painting distressed wood and steel with watercolour’ – 20th of October

Location – Wylam Institute, Wylam, Northumberland

Saturday the 20th of Oct


Time – 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Level – suited to those with some experience of painting with watercolours. Not suitable for total beginners

Workshop Cost – £35

You don’t have to spend tens of hours working with a small paint brush to make distressed wood and steel look highly detailed. There are various watercolour tricks and techniques that can save you time. In this day workshop Jason will share his tricks of the trade, so that you can paint detailed textural watercolours with less effort.

During this workshop Jason will:

Provide a print of the image featured above to work from

Demonstrate a number of short cuts to help you illustrating rough wood and rust quickly.

In addition, he will paint alongside you, demonstrating each stage of the paintings production.

Free tea and coffee are provided

What will you need to bring ?

Your watercolour painting kit, including:

Watercolour paper


Water pots



Masking tape

Masking fluid

Craft knife

Palette knife


Drawing board.

Stencil brush

How can you book a place on the workshop /afternoon course ?

By clicking on the BUY NOW button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Painting with Skill LTD to Jason Skill, Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE403ND

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for a friends or family ?

Workshop cost – £35

Location of Wylam Institute ( click on map )


Is there public transport to Wylam?

Yes – There is a railway station in Wylam situated next to the River Tyne on the opposite bank to Wylam main village. The walk from the station is about a quarter of a mile.

Is there parking near to the institute ?

Free parking can be found directly outside the institute and in nearby streets.

What will you do in the afternoon workshop

12:30 Welcome – set up your kit and grab a free cup of tea or coffee

12:40 Demonstration of various methods of painting distressed wood and metal

1:00 Explore ideas shown in exercises

1:30 Draw out your painting

1:45 Jason begins painting demonstration of distressed wood and metal, to provide guidance regarding layering and tuning this type of painting. Students begin to follow ideas shown or adapt methods to suit their own images.

2:15 Tea or coffee break while first layer of paint dries

2:30 Jason continues to demonstrate the various stages required to complete a painting of distressed wood and metal. He will help you individually construct your own painting and think through the various stages of your picture to make the best image possible.

4:15 Finish off artwork and discuss the work as a group with a cuppa

4:30 End of workshop

Please note: this is a rough guide to the afternoons timetable only.


Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales.

Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND