Dear Mariette

What a fantastic day I had with you yesterday Not only are you a great teacher .. you have a fab house and garden Thank you also to Nigel for fantastic lunch and biscuits You both have a winning formula  Best Wishes Sue x

 

 

Summer Workshops

I like to offer the experience of a creative treat day, just  bring yourself, and all materials are provided, including cake!  There will be instruction sheets to keep and the workshop will include time for framing your finished painting. You’ll take home your picture, ready to hang on the wall or give as a special present and, hopefully, the confidence and inspiration to continue to enjoy painting and drawing.

2018 will be the third year of Summer Watercolour Workshops here at Golden Valley Cottage in the Forest of Dean. Each summer workshop focuses on a different still life subject, whilst using the same simple watercolour technique, broken down into stages.

The workshops are held in my studio in the garden, only big enough for four people at a time, so ensuring lots of attention. 

The day has plenty of tea and coffee breaks, with home baked cakes, and a delicious vegetarian lunch, including bread from Nigel’s wood fired oven and fresh salad from our own polytunnels.  We can cater for gluten free and vegan too. We hope the sun will shine, for lunch in the cottage garden, but on rainy days we’ll retreat to the cosy kitchen. 

Setting up

Setting up

The studio

The studio

The garden

The garden

coffee time

coffee time

Name badges and instructions

Name badges and instructions

Painting in progress

Painting in progress

Last little touches

Last little touches

Lunch outside

Lunch outside

Rainy day lunch

Rainy day lunch

Golden Valley doves

Golden Valley doves

Tuition

Tuition

Finished paintings

Finished paintings

 

Thanks for such a lovely day on Tuesday. We all really enjoyed it. My family were really impressed with my efforts and were very encouraging. You really simplified everything and made "having a go" seem much easier. 

Thank you Mariette and Nigel for an absolutely MAGICAL day. I am so proud of my very first ever painting - you are an EXCELLENT tutor. Thank you, Caroline.