Moving away from realism with watercolour landscapes.

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This course is designed to help you make landscape images that are modern, colourful, playful and inventive.

Length of the course10 weeks

Starts 14th of September 2018

Costs £120

Level – suited to those who have some experience of watercolour painting . Not recommended for total beginners

Time – Fridays from 10:00 till 12:00

Dates to attend:

14th, 21st of September 12th, 19th, 26th of October , 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of November, 7th of December

Please note: There will be no class on the 28th of September and the 5th of October – Jason is teaching sketching in Ravenna, Italy

No class at half term – 2nd of November

Why does Jason think this course would be of value to you as a watercolour painter ?

This course aims to build up your confidence to explore more adventurous interpretations of landscape painting, by promoting an environment of adventure, where experimentation with compositions and colour are encouraged and undertaken by all, so that traditional realism becomes the exception rather than the rule. So, if you are willing to risk moving your art away from realism for ten weeks of fun experimentation, then this is the course for you.

Artists like John Piper, David hockney, Goergia O’keeffe, John and Anne Blockley and Kurt Jackson have pushed at the boundaries of traditional landscape watercolour painting to amplify the use of pattern and abstraction. On this course you will be shown ways that these artists and others have broken free of realistic interpretation of landscape so that you to can create something original aand beautiful.

What will youdo on the course?

Look at several quirky ways to compose landcapes.Explore using personal mark making and planned colour palettes to indivisualise your work. Analyse the work of past and present landscape artists who have created different, but effective lanscape artwork. Crearte a series of sketches and finished artworks on a landscape theme.

What will you need to bring ?

Your watercolour painting kit including: drawing paper, drawing board, palette, water pots, paints, brushes, masking tape, kitchen roll and a pencil and pen.

Please bring some photographs of landscapes to each of the classes.

Jason will advise you each week about the materials you will need for the following session. Anyone unable to attend a lesson should contact him by email and he will advise them on the materials needed for the following class.

Email contact

The location:

St Gabriels church Heaton

This location offers easy parking, a large work space that is well lit and a kitchen next to the work space.

The entrance to the art room is at the right hand side of the church in the above photograph.

( Room set out for childrens play )

How would you get there ?

By bus – Bus stops are directly outside the side entrance to the church on Heaton road.

Chillingham road, which is a short walk from Heaton road, also has bus stops

Click on the map below for details.

Cost – £120
How can you book a place on the 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 £120, 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.


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