watercolour break 2021

Three popular watercolour artists, Paul Talbot-Greaves, Jane Evans & Marilyn Allis. One fantastic venue in a beautiful seafront hotel in Bournemouth. A unique holiday with a touch of luxury whilst learning 3 different watercolour skills & Chinese Brush skills.in amazing studios overlooking the sea. A delicious full English or continental buffet style breakfast daily, a superb 3 course evening meal.  Special dietary needs catered for. Workshops are accompanied with Coffee and tea morning and afternoon.  the studios stay open until 10pm each evening should you wish spend extra time painting, or you can relax in the hotels bar. Wifi is free and so is parking. Inspirational coastline, multicoloured beach huts, pier, gardens, shopping and the Russell Cotes museum on the doorstep.

1st – 5th March 2021 £759                                       

Paul Talbot-Greaves has specialised in painting watercolours for the last fifteen years and his inspiration is drawn from the strong tones and contrast found within the landscape. He is a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, and President of the Halifax Art Society. He is also a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists (SAA) and an advisory panellist. He runs highly successful watercolour painting courses, workshops and demonstrations, and frequently writes for Artists and Illustrators magazine and Paint, the magazine of the SAA. He is the presenter of four teaching films on watercolour painting, and has appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Watercolour Challenge’ and Sky TV.

Jane Evans Chinese Brush Painting is a versatile, expressive medium which offers exciting, unfamiliar techniques and a fresh approach to composition. This one day workshop in Chinese Brush Painting is suitable for both beginners and experienced brush painters. 
Beginners will receive tuition in the fundamentals of Chinese Brush Painting and they will explore the properties of the materials – the 4 Treasures, particularly the brush which is the most versatile painting tool ever invented and the versatility of the techniques and the interrelationship between the two. They will be introduced to the 4 Friends and have a chance to try at least 2 of these for themselves.
Experienced brush painters will work to individually tailored programmes and have a chance to explore this exciting and versatile medium in more depth; to improve their existing techniques, to discover new techniques and possibilities. Please let us know when booking if you have done CBP before?
All students will receive one-to-one tuition.

Jane  studied Chinese Brush Painting with Chen Bingsun at the Chinese Artists’ Guild in the Philippines and with Hau Chiok and Sy Chiu Hua at the Philippine Chinese Art Centre. After returning to Britain, Jane continued to develop her painting, exploring the versatility of Chinese techniques and materials by using them in adventurous ways. Drawing on Eastern and Western ideas about light, space and perspective, she has evolved a highly original style, creating colourful abstracted paintings that represent a fusion of both aesthetic traditions.

Overall winner of the SAA’s Artist of the year in 1999 was the beginning of Marilyn’s art career. She shortly afterwards had a painting accepted in the RI exhibition in the Mall Galleries. She appeared on Chanel 4’s Watercolour challenge, more recently appearing as the guest artist in Fraser & Friends, a splash of colour and SAA live workshops. She has written 3 books People are scary (really), Animals on the Loose & Painting Dorset in Watercolour. She regularly writes articles for the Paint magazine. Her extensive travels around the world teaching on cruise ships inspire her which she brings to her workshops & demonstrations. She is a loose impressionistic painter capturing light & movement in her work.

This is a very unique painting break. Each day you will take part in the workshop with a different tutor learning from their experience and talk through tuition and watching their demonstrations. You will go away with a whole wealth of experience and pampered stay in Bournemouth’s luxury Marsham Court Hotel.

The cost of this break is £759

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Secure a place & your discount with a £200 deposit today. Payment in full is not due until 8 weeks before the holiday.
Cheques made payable to M Allis and sent to: The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogershill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HJ BAC’s payment details Marilyn Allis account 293 330 68 sort code 30 99 12 if a BAC’s payment is made email me to tell me.

There is a £200 non refundable deposit per a person upon making your booking.
A sea view can be available for a surcharge of £60

Single room occupancy surcharge is £60

Non-Painting partners welcome, at a cost of £400

This is a dog friendly hotel please ask, a supplement is charged at £60, please request this ASAP as the room will needed to allocated and they are limited.

Upon receiving your deposit you will be emailed a booking form, please return ASAP as I can pass onto the Hotel any special requirements. Full payment must be made by the 30th January 2021.
Make sure you have holiday insurance please