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Meet the talented Watercolour Artist Jane Davies and learn all about her energetic and vibrant pieces inspired by the beautiful Surrey Wildlife!

Learn how to paint this beautiful Blue tit with our step by step Masterclass!

Learn how to paint this beautiful Blue tit with our step by step Masterclass!

" I'm a self-taught artist living in the South Downs National Park with my husband and three dogs. I've always taken huge pleasure in painting and drawing animals. My dad introduced me to Watercolour - with its magical qualities - when I was a child. I've never lost that buzz I get when I let the colours wash together, to form something unique and beautiful."

Jane Davies, 2018

Blue tit Painting Masterclass
I'd birdy love to join in!

Bird Painting Masterclass

Class date: Saturday 6th April 2019 - SOLD OUT! / New Date added: Saturday 4th May 2019 / 14:00 to 16:00 (SOLD OUT)

New dates added: Saturday 15th June / 10:30 to 12:30 and Saturday 20th July / 14:00 to 16:00

Class Time: 10:00 to 12:00 

Class Level: Beginners

Tutor: Jane Davies

Location: Surrey Art School / Studio Dean House Farm / RH5 5DL

If you’ve got the winter blues and are looking for a little class that will get you feeling a little more chirpy and ready for Spring then join us for our first ever Blue-tit Painting Masterclass led by the oh so lovely Jane Davies Watercolours!

This unique masterclass allows you access to one of our true local talents. Jane will introduce you to some of her work and her working methods using the wet-on-wet watercolour technique.

You will receive practical guidance on how to wet your paper, add colour, subtract certain areas - working with artist quality pigments and watching them spread loosely across the page.

Jane will break down each step of the process for creating these lovely birds - from setting a wash for the background, to drawing out the main body shape and adding colour, to creating the delicate branch for your little bird to sit on. She’ll share ideas for little flourishes too - from flicking the paint to working in depth through layering the paint.

At the end of the workshop you’d work on a pre-stretched board to create your own response to the workshop, applying some of the techniques learned earlier on in the session. You’ll also be given a little mount for your work so its ready to take home and frame.

Expect a relaxed informal atmosphere with a chance to ask lots of questions and to develop your technical skill with watercolours under Jane’s gentle guidance.

How to book: 

Book online in advance to secure your spot. See full booking terms and conditions here. Gift Option available at checkout!

What to bring:

Nothing! We’ll provide all materials for the workshop including a pre-stretched board and mount for your final painting. Refreshments are available throughout the workshop including plenty of cake and biscuits!

How to find us: 

Our fully equipped studio is located on Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking / RH55DL. You can find a map here