J A N E D A V I E S W A T E R C O L O U R S
Meet the talented Watercolour Artist Jane Davies and learn all about her energetic and vibrant pieces inspired by the beautiful Surrey Wildlife! Inspired by the seasons of Surrey you can join Jane throughout the year exploring different subjects matters and palettes! All workshops are suitable for absolute beginners and all specialist materials included.
" 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
Class dates 2019
Blue tit Painting Masterclass - Saturday 15th June 2019 -10:30 to 13:00 - Fully Booked
Blue tit Painting Masterclass - Saturday 20th July 2019 - 14:00 to 16:30 - Fully Booked
Bee Painting Masterclass- Saturday 24th August - 10:30 to 13:00 - One space left!
Bee Painting Masterclass - Saturday 14th September 2019 - 14:00 to 16:30 - Fully Booked
Bee Painting Masterclass - Sunday 27th October 2019 - 10:30 to 1:00 pm - Live
Tutor: Jane Davies
Location: Surrey Art School / Studio Dean House Farm / RH5 5DL
This unique seasonal 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 and bees - from setting a wash for the background, to drawing out the main body shape and adding colour, to creating the delicate flora to create a suitably seasonal backdrop. 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.
All materials are included in this workshop - you’ll be given a stretched board to complete your final painting & a mount cut to size
How to book
Book online to secure your spot. Further information is emailed the week before the workshop. Suitable for absolute beginners. Workshops are for adults, but young artists 14 + can join when accompanied by an adult (18+). Full booking terms and conditions are here.
Our Studio Location:
All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL.
The studio is located in a beautiful rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.
Can’t find the date you’d like?
Jane is now also running group classes and one to ones from her studio in Petworth, Sussex! Follow the link below for a slightly different set of themes with the same wonderful tutor! Click here.