New workshops & Exhibitions

NOW BOOKING: Watercolours with Catherine Beale: Spring 2016

Set aside time to paint with like-minded participants in 2016!
Learn to mix colours on your painting using watercolour board. Create brave washes using flat brushes and pool rich pigments wet-in-wet.

Spring 2016 Landscape workshop dates:
Tuesday 26th January 10.30am – 3pm: winter trees;
Tuesday 22nd March 10.30am – 3pm: views with clouds & weather
Tuesday 24th May 10.30am – 3pm: Bath slopes
I will have photos of each subject for inspiration but feel free to bring your own images. This day is suitable for beginners as well as painters with experience.

Spring 2016 Head & shoulder portraits  workshop dates:
Wednesday 27th January 10.30 – 3pm
Wednesday 23rd March 10.30 – 3pm
Wednesday 25th May 2016 10.30am – 3pm
Deepen your understanding of building complex form, combining “wet-in-wet” techniques and the subtleties of “lifting-off”. Use an enlarged A4 photo to inspire you or pick from one of my subjects.
Suitable for painters with a little experience. 

COST: £80 per day. Watercolour board, brushes and artists’ tube paints are all provided. Includes a lovely lunch and tea/coffee “on tap”. Just bring yourself.

Email Catherine for a workshop plan and booking form:          tel: 07891 409490

More about the venue:
Ralph Allen Cornerstone, 54a Combe Road, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5HZ 

This lovely, well lit space is housed in an unusual, restored building – Combe Down’s new heritage and information centre. The village is located on the southern edge of Bath, not far from National Trust’s Prior Park gardens. There’s free on-street parking & the no. 1 bus stops 20 metres away.


“thank you for today, I found your methods very exciting.   I was so amazed by the freedom possibilities of using the paints your way…”

Just wanted to say thanks for a very helpful course…I really enjoyed it.  It was so helpful to be taken through all the steps in creating a watercolour portrait.  I keep remembering tips – there was a lot of good information.”

“just a brief note to say how much I valued the portrait course…I particularly appreciated the idea of the two flat brushes…Colours used were interesting too – combined with an excellent lunch…a profitable day as I progress with portraits.”

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