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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Suffolk Watercolour Landscapes; En Plein Air

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Jem Bowden
  • Dates: Monday 08 April 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019
  • Level: Intermediate
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £520
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £400
  • NON-RESIDENT: £315

In this course the aim will be to paint outdoors each day, thereby taking inspiration from the experience of direct contact with the subject. This is of course weather permitting, and a few sessions will be based in the studio even if weather is fine, where techniques and problems encountered may more easily be addressed as a group. The importance of tone, composition, energy and interpretation will be addressed, and core watercolour techniques demonstrated throughout the course, with students receiving plenty of individual guidance. Please note, this course is aimed at those already having experience of watercolour, but wishing to improve and especially with regard to completing paintings ‘on the spot’ outdoors. Since painting outdoors brings some additional challenges the course is not suitable for watercolour beginners and knowledge of the basics is assumed.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

Jem Bowden is known for his fresh, direct and dynamic style of landscape painting. Working in the inspiring plein air tradition is core to his practice. As a tutor, Jem is in demand to give demonstrations and run workshops at art societies, clubs and teaching centres. He tutors for London Art College and on residential painting holidays, as well as contributing to various painting magazines. Please take a few moments to look at his work at: www.jembowdenwatercolour.co.uk.

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £520


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £400


NON-RESIDENT : £315


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