Painting lessons are on Tuesdays 10.00 to 12.00
1.00pm to 3.00pm
Wednesday 10.00 to 12.00
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 10.00 to 12.00
1.00pm to 3.00pm
Class sizes are limited to 8 and the cost is £10 per lesson
I cater for both beginners and improvers. With the beginners I go right from the very basics of watercolour painting over a period of time. The improvers can take part in this, and I would recommend it before going on to improving individual techniques.
The Due to popular demand, I am going to run a LIFE CLASS once a month. It will work in conjunction with the Saturday workshops that also run once a month and so the two will alternate. If you are interested in either please contact me and I will supply you with a list of dates.
The Saturday indoor watercolour workshop starts at 10.00am and we go through the basics of watercolour painting, working on linear perspective, aerial perspective, colour mixing, the key measure and tone control. At 1.30pm we have a break and a light lunch and then at 2.00pm we start a painting either from a ready to paint sketch of mine or if the student is confident they can sketch their own from my template and we will work together as a paint along(I paint a bit, you paint a bit). We finish at 6.00pm and can enjoy looking at our finished work. If you have never painted before dont worry I will take you through the basics and painting materials can be hired for the day.
My aim is to introduce the new starter to watercolours in a steady and relaxed way, I find people adapt better if all pressure is removed from them and they are given time to evolve. With a max number of students being seven I am able to give each individual all the time they need to finish their painting.
Improvers are also catered for on these workshops and if they are confident to do their own sketching they can either bring their own photograph or sketch one of my sketches.
- Future Tuition:
David Coupe has been painting in watercolour for around twenty years, before that, oils were his medium of choice but because of the type of work he did as an electronic service engineer in the graphic arts industry and because of the time spent in hotels it was difficult painting in oils and so a small tin of watercolours paints was purchased. That was it, he was hooked on this unpredictable but wonderful medium.
Watecolour painting is now his first love, and on taking early retirement more and more people started asking about watercolour painting lessons until David decided to form Coupe Watercolours, and now 2 hour lessons, Saturday watercolour workshops indoors, outdoor Saturday workshops (for the more advanced), painting holidays and life classes along with art sales are all part of the growth of the company.
If you are interested in learning to paint in watercolour, lessons are given in the comfortable surrounding of my studio at home at a time convenient to yourselves between Mon and Thurs. Saturday one day courses throughout the year (on site if the weather permits). Watercolours and brushes can be hired for the day.
Drawing, Oils, Pastels, Watercolour
Animals, Buildings, Colour Mixing, Landscape, Life Drawing, Seascapes and Water, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage