Watercolour Courses

My courses are thoughtfully planned to provide professional tuition in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They are designed to meet the needs of all who are interested in watercolour painting regardless of ability and to offer a wide range of choice with regard to availability, location, duration and cost.

As always, I will be endeavouring to get across those ideas that I consider essential to a successful watercolour painting and, at the same time, provide an experience that is both enjoyable and entertaining.

Please note that weekly courses at my home, Leigh Grove Barn, have proved so popular that I have decided not to include them in the brochure or on this webpage as they are often fully booked in advance. If you would like to join a group please contact me and I will add your name to the waiting list.

steve hall watercolour courses

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Sat April 28th – Sat May 5th

Spring at Dedham Hall

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Spring at Dedham Hall
I am delighted that, once again, I have been invited to tutor at Dedham Hall,
which is situated in the heart of Constable Country, just two miles from Flatford
Mill. This is the first of two weeks teaching that I will be doing here this year.
Parts of the building date from the 15th century and the studio is a beautiful
timber framed barn adjacent to the main building.
During the week we will paint at such delightful locations as Pin Mill, the banks
of the River Stour, historic Lavenham, Long Melford and Heybridge Basin.
I will demonstrate at the start of the morning session and then, under careful
guidance, course members will complete two location or studio pictures during
the remainder of each day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD. Telephone: 01206 323027
Email: sarton@dedhamhall.demon.co.uk Website: www.dedhamhall.co.uk
Dates:
Saturday April 28th – Saturday May 5th
(Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast).
Course Fee: £875 (Inclusive of tuition, all
demonstrations, breakfast & dinner with
en-suite accom & tea on arrival).
Prices are for single rooms - double rooms
are £775 per person. Non-residential
£400.

Tues May 10th – Mon May 14th

Cornwall

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Cornwall
This course is based at the luxury 4-star Treglos Hotel, with views of Constantine Bay and Trevose Head. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, luxury spa and 18 hole golf course. The hotel is not far from Padstow and is therefore ideally situated for all the painting locations.
North Cornwall has some stunning rugged coastal scenery including amazing waves, fantastic sweeping beaches and beautiful harbours. In addition, there is the delightful river Camel with the Camel Trail - all offering places to paint.
I will demonstrate at the start of each morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two location pictures during the remainder of the day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Alpha Painting Holidays, Unit 4A, Kirklea Farm, Church Lane, Badgworth, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2QH
Telephone 01934 733877
Email: joinus@alphapaintingholidays.com
Website: www.alphapaintingholidays.com
Dates:
Thursday May 10th – Monday May 14th (Thursday dinner – Monday afternoon)
Course Fee: £835 (inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations and full board with en-suite accommodation).
Prices are for single rooms – double room accommodation is £795 per person (£550 for non-painting partners)

Wed June 20th – Fri June 22nd

James Fletcher Watson’s Cotswolds

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James Fletcher Watson’s Cotswolds
This is the first of three visits to Windrush House, the former home of James Fletcher-Watson. These courses are a must for all those who have been inspired by the work of James, who is regarded by many as one of England’s greatest pure watercolour painters.
These courses will provide a unique opportunity to visit Windrush House and to follow in James’s footsteps as we paint some at some of his favourite locations.
This first course lasts for 3 days and, on this occasion; we will meet each day at Windrush House at 9.30am before setting off to paint in a nearby village. Lunch will be found at a suitable pub and we will return at 4.00pm for homemade tea at Windrush House. I will demonstrate at the start of the morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two pictures during the remainder of the day. In the event of bad weather we will have the use of the Windrush House studio or the village hall as a backup facility. A local B&B accommodation list will be provided at the time of booking and the group will meet each night at a local pub for supper.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Windrush House, Windrush, Nr. Burford, OX18 4TU
Telephone 01451 844425
Email j.neil299@btinternet.com
Dates:
Wednesday June 20th – Friday June 22nd
Course Fee: £190 (inclusive of demonstrations and tuition). Please note that this course is sure to be oversubscribed so early booking is advised

Tues June 26th – Fri June 29th

Somerset

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Somerset
This course is based at the Swan Hotel, Wells which nestles beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. Wells is England’s smallest city and, as such, has the atmosphere of a small market town, with its market square and cobbled streets. The world famous cathedral has a large green at the front and is surrounded by quaint historic buildings with many quiet side streets leading off from it, including Vicar’s Close and, of course, the Bishop’s Palace. Not far away are Kilver Court Gardens and the pretty villages of Nunney and Priddy.
I will demonstrate at the start of each morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two location pictures during the remainder of each day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Alpha Painting Holidays, Unit 4A, Kirklea Farm, Church Lane, Badgworth, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2QH
Telephone/Fax 01934 733877
Email: joinus@alphapaintingholidays.com
Website: www.alphapaintingholidays.com
Dates:
Tuesday June 26th – Friday June 29th (Tuesday dinner - Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £635 (Inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations and full board with en- suite accommodation)
Prices are for single rooms - double room accommodation is £595 per person (£395 for non-painting partners)

Mon July 9th – Fri July 13th

East Sussex

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East Sussex
This course is based at the Flackley Ash Hotel (www.flackleyashhotel.co.uk) at Peasmarsh, East Sussex which is just north of the ancient town of Rye. The hotel is sat in fine grounds with its own pool and fitness suite. Here we will have the opportunity to paint some of the finest coastal locations in the county including Rye Harbour, Winchelsea and Hastings old quarter. Your course will commence on Monday evening with an introduction and dinner and will finish on Friday afternoon.
I will demonstrate at the start of each morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two location pictures during the remainder of each day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Gwen Callaghan, 14 John Ireland Way, Washington, Pulborough, West Sussex,
RH20 4EP
Telephone: 075 859 770 48
Email: gwencallaghan7@hotmail.com
Dates:
Monday July 9th – Friday July 13th (Monday dinner – Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £795 (inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations, full board with en-suite accommodation and a light lunch each day.
There is no supplement for single occupancy and the cost for non-painting partners is by negotiation.
The non-residential course fee is £285 per person

Mon July 23rd – Fri July 27th

West Sussex

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West Sussex
This course is based at the Angmering Manor Hotel which has its own pool and fitness centre (www.angmeringmanor.relaxinnz.co.uk). The hotel is situated in West Sussex, close to the South Downs and the Arun valley. Here we will have the opportunity to paint some of the finest countryside in the county including the village of Amberley, the river Arun and the Chichester Harbour area at Dell Quay. Your course will commence on Monday evening with an introduction and dinner and will finish on Friday afternoon.
I will demonstrate at the start of each morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two location pictures during the remainder of each day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Gwen Callaghan, 14 John Ireland Way, Washington, Pulborough, West Sussex,
RH20 4EP
Telephone: 075 859 770 48
Email: gwencallaghan7@hotmail.com
Dates:
Monday July 23rd – Friday July 27th (Monday dinner – Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £795 (inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations, full board with en-suite accommodation and a light lunch each day.
There is no supplement for single occupancy and the cost for non-painting partners is by negotiation.
The non-residential course fee is £295 per person

Sat Aug 18th – Sat Aug 25th

Summer at Dedham Hall

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Summer at Dedham Hall
This is the second week that I will be tutoring at Dedham Hall this year. Dedham Hall is situated in the heart of Constable Country, just two miles from Flatford Mill. Parts of the building date from the 15th century and the studio is a beautiful timber framed barn adjacent to the main building.
During the week we will paint at such delightful locations as Pin Mill, the banks of the River Stour, historic Lavenham and Felixstow Ferry.
I will demonstrate at the start of the morning session and then, under careful guidance, course members will complete two location or studio pictures during the remainder of each day.
To book this course please apply direct to:-
Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD
Telephone 01206 323027
Email sarton@dedhamhall.demon.co.uk
Website www.dedhamhall.co.uk
Dates:
Saturday August 18th – Saturday August 25th (Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast)
Course fee: £875 (Inclusive of all demonstrations and tuition, breakfast and dinner with en suite accommodation and tea on arrival)
Prices are for single rooms - double rooms are £775 per person
Non-residential £400 per person

Fri SEPT 28th & Sat Sept 29th

James Fletcher-Watson’s Windrush

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James Fletcher-Watson’s Windrush
This will be the second time this year that I visit Windrush House. These two single day courses are a must for all who have been inspired by the work of one of England’s greatest watercolour artists - James Fletcher-Watson. They will provide a unique opportunity to visit Windrush House, his former home, where you will have the chance to see his studio, have lunch and paint some of his favourite scenes in the village of Windrush.
I will demonstrate at the start of the morning session, followed by painting out of doors, or working in the studio if the weather is bad.
To book this course please apply direct to me:-
Windrush House, Windrush, Nr. Burford, OX18 4TU
Telephone 01451 844425
Email j.neil299@btinternet.com
Dates:
Friday September 28th
Saturday September 29th
Course Fee: £80 (inclusive of demonstration and tuition, buffet lunch and coffee, tea and refreshments). Please note that these two days are sure to be over subscribed so early booking is advise.