Summer School Week One – Watercolour for Enjoyment

Art - Practical

Summer school

Residential course

Claire DuVergier

9 August 2020 to 15 August 2020

From £280 non-resident fee

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Watercolour is both fun and challenging and I cannot think of a better place to meet this challenge than Dillington House. Amidst glorious surroundings of honeyed stone and beautiful gardens, there will be the opportunity to work both inside and out, according to your preference and, of course, the weather. We will look at translating sketch work into lively finished paintings without losing its freshness, good colour mixing, and developing better observational skills. For those who want to work inside we will explore those ghastly gremlins that beset watercolourists. You know what I mean! Overworking, muddy mixes, lack of contrasts and perhaps the biggest stumbling block, lack of confidence.

This five-day course would be suitable for anyone with a good basic knowledge of the medium.

Residential Fees From: £868.   Non Residential: £280 (There is no Patrons discount for this course)

Tutor information

Clare DuVergier is a well-known painter in the South West and lives in a remote area in the Quantock Hills. She trained both as an actress and as a teacher and her first job at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter instilled a great love of the local landscape. In 1990 having followed a number of career paths she returned to the South West and to a full time career in painting in 2000. She has exhibited at a number of galleries in the South West and Scotland and for many years as part of SAW (Somerset Art Week). She is now much in demand as a lively teacher of traditional watercolour. She works primarily with watercolour and occasionally in oils and mixed media. Her paintings are diverse and include both figurative and abstract works with a particular interest in colour and light.
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