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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April 29th – may 6th

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 29th – Saturday May 6th
(Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast).
Course Fee: £835 (Inclusive of tuition, all
demonstrations, breakfast & dinner with
en-suite accom & tea on arrival).
Prices are for single rooms - double rooms
are £740 per person. Non-residential
£380.

May 15th - May 19th

Lake District

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Lake District
On this course we will paint at selected secluded spots around Windermere, Coniston and/or Ullswater. We will also paint at such places Elterwater in the Langdale Valley or at Hawkshead. Our subjects will include a selection of bridges, waterfalls, cascading rivers, rocks, villages, churches and castles.
We will be based at the well-known Langdale Chase (www.langdalechase.co.uk) which is a fantastic location as there are plenty of painting spots around the grounds as well as excellent view of Lake Windermere
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:-
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:
Monday May 15th – Friday May 19th (Monday dinner – Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £875 (inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations and full board with en-suite accommodation).
Prices are for single rooms – double room accommodation is £775 per person (£545 for non-painting partners)
Non-residential £495

June 13th - June 15th

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:
Tuesday June 13th– Thursday June 15th
Course Fee: £190 (inclusive of demonstrations and tuition). Please note that this course is sure to be oversubscribed so early booking is advised

June 25th - June 30th

Wye Valley

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Wye Valley
On this course we will be painting in the beautiful Wye valley. The Wye River meanders through the Welsh Border country and offers the artist some of the most beautiful countryside in the British Isles. For this course we will be based at the Bells Hotel (www.bells-hotel.co.uk), Coleford, which is situated in the Forest of Dean and is complete with its own 18-hole golf course – ideal for sporting non-painting partners.
Our painting locations will be selected from Symonds Yat, Tintern Abbey or Old Station, Ross on Wye and other locations within the Wye Valley.
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:-
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:
Sunday June 25th – Friday June 30th (Sunday dinner - Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £795 (Inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations and full board with en- suite accommodation)
Prices are for single rooms - double room accommodation is £725 per person (£485 for non-painting partners)
Non-residential £475

July 3rd - July 7th

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 3rd – Friday July 7th (Monday dinner – Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £750 (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

july 17th - july 21st

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 17th – Friday July 21st (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

aug 19th - aug 26th

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 19th – Saturday August 26th (Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast)
Course fee: £835 (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 £740 per person
Non-residential £380 per person

oct 10th and oct 11th

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:
Tuesday October 10th
Wednesday October 11th
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.