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 27th – Sat May 4th

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 three courses 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 27th – Saturday May 4th
(Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast).
Course Fee: £905 (Inclusive of tuition, all
demonstrations, breakfast & dinner with
en-suite accom & tea on arrival).
Prices are for single rooms - double rooms
are £805 per person. Non-residential
£420.

Tues June 4th – Thurs June 6th

Sidmouth (New Course)

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Sidmouth (New Course)
This new course offers all that is good about the traditional English seaside
resort - fresh air, sea, sand and gently rolling waves, all beautifully set against
the backdrop of the Jurassic Coast red cliffs.
After a short tutorial in the studio (400 yards from the sea front) we will be
out and about painting the cliffs, beach and streets of this delightful corner of
Devon.
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:-
East Devon Art Academy, Old Fore Street,
Sidmouth, Devon. EX10 8LS
Telephone: 01395 516284
Email: info@eastdevonart.co.uk
Dates:
Tuesday June 4th – Thursday June 6th
Course Fee:
£150 (Inclusive of tuition and demonstrations)

Tues June 18th – Thurs June 20th

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 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 18th – Thursday June 20th
Course Fee: £190 (inclusive of demonstrations and tuition). Please note that
this course is sure to be oversubscribed so early booking is advised.

Sun July 7th – Fri July 12th

Wye Valley

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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 the sporting non-painting partner.
Our painting locations will be selected from Symonds Yat, Tintern Abbey or
Old Railway Station and other locations within the Wye Valley.
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:-
Office 6, Town Hall, 86 Watling Street East,
Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6BS.
Telephone/Fax: 01934 733877
Email: joinus@alphapaintingholidays.com
Website: www.alphapaintingholidays.com
Dates:
Sunday July 7th – Friday July 12th (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 £750 per person
(£520 for non-painting partners)

Mon July 22nd – Fri July 26th

Georgian Bath and the Cotswolds (New Course)

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Georgian Bath and the Cotswolds (New Course)
Bradford on Avon and the picturesque villages of the southern Cotswolds and
presents an opportunity to paint architecture in the landscape.
You will be based at the Leigh Park Hotel, an elegant Georgian Country House
hotel set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon (www.
leighparkhotel.co.uk). You will paint on location in Bath, Biddestone and
Lacock.
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:-
Steve Hall, Leigh Grove Barn, Leigh Grove, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2RF
Telephone: 01225 868086
Email: info@stevehallartist.co.uk
Website: www.stevehallartist.co.uk
Dates:
Monday July 22nd – Friday July 26th (Monday dinner – Friday afternoon)
Course Fee: £795 (inclusive of tuition, all demonstrations, full board with ensuite
accommodation and a light lunch each day and coach transfer to Bath
painting locations.
Non painting partners £550
Non residential £400

Sat August 17th – Sat August 24th

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 17th – Saturday August 24th (Saturday tea - Saturday breakfast)
Course fee: £905 (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 £805 per person
Non-residential £420 per person

Sun Sept 15th-Thurs Sept 19th

North Norfolk (New Course)

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North Norfolk (New Course)
I am delighted to be returning to Norfolk to paint. Big Sky Art offer a range of
painting courses in association with their excellent accomadation and studio at
Burnham Market.
All the great watercolour painters have worked here including Edward Seago
and Edward Wesson. There is something special about this part of the coastline
with its desolate beaches, big skys and beautiful churches.
On this course your painting locations will be selected from such iconic
locations as Thornham, Brancaster Staithe, Burnham Overy and Wells next the
Sea.
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:-
Big Sky Arts
The White House, 5-7 Sussex Farm, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8JY
Telephone: 07785 439727
Email: hello@stayatthewhitehouse.co.uk Website: www.bigskyartcourses.com
Dates:
Sunday September 15th-Thursday September 19th (Sunday dinner – Thursday
afternoon)
Course Fee: £768 single room occupancy (Inclusive of all demonstrations and
tuition, breakfast and dinner with en suite accommodation)
Double room: 2 artists sharing £1150, Double room: artist sharing with non
painting partner £980, Non residential £50

Fri Oct 4th & Sat Oct 5th

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 October 4th
Saturday October 5th
Course Fee: £85 (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.

Sat Oct 26th – Wed Oct 30th

East Anglia Landscapes in Acrylic

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East Anglia Landscapes in Acrylic
For this course, I return to Dedham Hall for a third time this year.
Following a couple of years painting in acrylic and oil, I wanted to share some of
my experience with you, particularly capturing the rural scene around Dedham
Hall.
This four day course is aimed at showing you how to capture landscapes
with a direct and free approach. We will be studio based and will work from
photographic reference or sketches.
I will do a number of demonstrations and course members will paint at least
one acrylic painting each day.

To book this course please apply direct to me:-
Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD
Telephone: 01206 323027
Email: sarton@dedhamhall.demon.co.uk
Website: www.dedhamhall.co.uk
Dates:
Saturday October 26th – Wednesday October 30th (Saturday tea – Wednesday
afternoon)
Course Fee: £645 (Inclusive of all demonstrations and tuition, breakfast, lunch
and dinner with en suite accommodation and tea on arrival)
Prices are for single rooms - double rooms are £595 per person Non-residential
£385 per person