Introduction to Watercolours

Art - Practical

Residential course

Claire DuVergier

25 February 2022 to 27 February 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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Have you ever thought of trying your hand at watercolour painting but don’t know where to start? Are you recently retired or just looking for a new challenge? Designed for complete beginners, this course will open the door to a new and fascinating pastime.

You might be just dipping your toes in the water to see if you like it, the tutor will bring most of the materials. Good art materials are expensive and cheap materials produce poor results and a lot of frustration. We will look at the vast array of materials on offer and then after the course, if you get bitten by the bug, you will know what to buy and what NOT to buy.

It is such a magical medium which will be illustrated with simple demonstrations, discussions and practical exercises and projects. You will have a lot of fun getting to know this fascinating medium and importantly gain confidence so you can maximise your individual potential.

All-comers welcome.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Monday.

Tutor information

Clare DuVergier Art was Clare’s favourite subject at school and as a very young child her paintings were exhibited in the junior section of the Royal Academy.  When she was 16 she became the last model of the Polish Expressionist Henryk Gotlib.  As a child she was fascinated by the landscape and explored tracks and woodlands, built camps in secret wildernesses and made endless collections of wild flowers, fungi and rotting wood. Having trained as an actress, Clare continued to paint and has now been painting full-time since 2000. Clare works primarily in oils and watercolour and occasionally with acrylics and mixed media.  As a landscape painter, her inspiration is the landscape itself.  Her work has been shown at a number of galleries in the South West and in Scotland.  Visit Clare’s website for further information:

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.