A Painting Short Course in beautiful Devon, painting gardens and scenery in midsummer. The wonderful shrub roses, climbers and bush roses are at their peak in June and July. Borders are filling up with colour. and foliage and flowers are showing in streams and ponds and hedgerows. This is a studio and location based course which introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful paintings. We aim for two full days out on location, as inspiration for sketching and painting. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring their preferred choice of painting medium and receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills; you may wish to use the opportunity to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you. There is one free afternoon and evening on this course.