Course Information: Space for Creativity. Self-directed Workshops in Acrylic and Watercolour

course code

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Two day workshops providing creative space and 1-2-1 tutor support. Ideal for anyone wanting to concentrate on their own work or needing support to overcome a creative hurdle, break free from copying, develop a looser style.

When and Where


From 25 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020
Weekends Sat Sun 10:00-16:00
one week

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25 Apr 2020
10:00 to 16:00
26 Apr 2020
10:00 to 16:00


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Laurel Smart


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 79 , the concession rate is 51. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions


Weekend workshops providing creative space and individual tutor support. Ideal for anyone wanting to concentrate on their own work or needing support to overcome a creative hurdle, develop a looser style, etc. Suitable for experienced artists who can work independently. Ffi contact tutor:

What can students expect?

You can work from your own ideas or with guidance from the tutor. You will work with watercolour and/or acrylic paints or mixed media. (not oil paints)

Late starters allowed?

Sign up for a workshop at any time in the year.

Equipment Required

Sign up for a workshop at any time in the year.

Previous experience required?

You need to be experienced and confident working independently in your chosen medium. If you want to try a new medium you need to be able to do this independently with advice and guidance from the tutor.

What is the progression route?

There is no formal progression route, however, anyone wanting to produce a portfolio for college, an interview or an exhibition will find the workshops useful.

Are there any extra costs?

You have to provide all your own materials and it is assumed these will be those with which you usually work (NO OILS please). Check with the tutor if you are uncertain.
If you have occasion to use the tutor's materials there will be a small studio charge.

Work set between sessions?

All students will have the chance to talk to the tutor before the workshop to discuss how they want to work and what support they need.
It will be assumed that you are working independently at home between workshops. If you would find it useful the tutor can recommend development work or set challenges for those students who would like some guidance on how to progress, she will discuss this with each learner individually to make it relevant.

What should students bring?

Bring the materials and equipment that are appropriate to the work you would like to do. If you are uncertain contact the tutor.

Teaching method/style?

You will work independently, this is an opportunity for self directed learning. You will produce paintings and drawing based to your own ideas or in response to tutor stimuli. You will be supported, encouraged and challenged, whilst receiving constructive feedback. The aim of the sessions is to help you identify what you want to do, how you are going to do it and to help you to progress with your painting. You will be encouraged to explore alternative possibilities and to be as creative as you possibly can. You will be asked to email the tutor in advance of the workshop to discuss your planned work. The tutor will be able to give advice, make recommendations about how to be ready to make best use of the time available in the workshop. It is also very helpful for her to be well prepared.