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3 Day Watercolour Course - Pear Tree Farm

Dramatic Watercolour Landscapes

Tuesday 4th June 2013 - Thursday 6th June 2013 (Plus Introductory Evening on Monday 3rd)

The course enables you to paint realistic landscape. It’s an easy form of teaching to follow, driven by painting beautiful pictures rather than art theory. Each painting is demonstrated in four or five steps. Following each step, the class completes that step on their painting, with one to one and group guidance from Joe. There are tips, techniques and Joe’s unique “sample textures” - how to paint realistic effects for a range of subjects – underwater stones, beach shingle, foliage, and others.

Joe endeavours to fulfil requests for painting methods. There are printed workshop notes so when you go home, you have a good record of how to do the main projects and many of the hints and tips are recorded in detail, so you don’t have to rely on memory.

Millers Dale.
A main prepared project from 2009

Click here for pictures of the 2009 course.

All meals are provided for those staying at Pear Tree Farm. People with other accommodation arrangements are provided with a lunchtime meal.


Monday June 3rd 2013 4.30pm – 6.45pm An evening with the artist. Demonstration. Landscape and water. beautiful sunlit Woodland River scene demonstrated clearly and simply. 

Tuesday June 4th 2013. 10.00am – 5.00pm. Step by step demonstration and work along, of Landscape and water as demonstrated on the preview evening. 5.30pm – 6.45pm. Evening demonstration painting.

Wednesday June 5th 2013. 10.00am – 3.30pm. Step by step demonstration and work along, Featuring work which is relatively simple and completing by lunchtime. 4.30pm – 6.30pm Trip to Cromford Lock, locally. Rough Sketching in situ under Joe’s guidance. Exact timings may change. This is a beautiful region and ideal painting country. 

Thursday June 6th 2013. 10.00am – 5.00pm. Step by step demonstration and work along. Joe will demonstrate a landscape painting embracing some of the principles learned at Cromford Lock. As with all these projects, there are step by step notes, images and help. 

Projects shown are from 2009 and were specially developed for the Pear Tree Course. Joes Pear Tree Course is unique to Pear Tree Farm. The course is conducted in a friendly and relaxed way. Most work will be studio based, with the likelihood of a little out of doors painting in the immediate environment, or slightly further afield.  
Cost: Contact Pear Tree Farm.
To Book:

Web Site: www.derbyshirearts.co.uk


Telephone: 01629 534215
or: Email: sue@derbyshirearts.co.uk   
Location: Pear Tree Farm, Guest House and Derbyshire Arts Centre, Lea Road, Lea Bridge, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5JN
Travel: Location in Google Maps. Information also shown on Arts Centre Web Site (Both links Open in New Window)

Three days of watercolour projects using simple methods, demonstrating main principles, and helping painters to excel without demanding too much from them.

There are also many tricks and techniques to pick up. These are used by professional artists, but the same methods can help you achieve some stunning realism in your won work. They are simple once the following is explained:

a) What they are, b) how to do them, and c) why they work so well.

There is a different main project for each day, and additional evening demonstrations,  There will be a little time, spent on location very nearby and also locally around one of Derbyshire’s most spectacular crags, where painters will be shown how to do the roughest of notes and sketches. Joe will demonstrate how to produce finished work from these. Students will be helped to completed three paintings by the end of the course.

Each day features a work-along project. Brief demonstrations of each simplified stage of the projects are followed by guidance from Joe.

This is the “one piece at a time” principle and it gives a real boost to artists at all levels. Demonstration of each step, and one to one support and encouragement for each student are major features of Joes courses.

 “I work fast and demonstrate clearly, which frees me up to concentrate on the student’s paintings. The emphasis is always on their paintings.”

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