Autumn Painting    -  
November 1st - 6th 2015



Our central focus on this course will be watercolour and its many techniques, colour mixing for an autumnal theme and how to put a picture together. Two very important additions to this are watersoluble pencils and pens.  These materials can be used very effectively for our quick ‘on site’ sketches as well as materials for finished pieces of work.  Bee will demonstrate and explain lots of her ideas all through the course which is suitable for beginners and improvers.



These morning trips will show us a lake scene at Wray Castle on the banks of Windermere and mountain scenery at Sticklebarn in Great Langdale.



Two short evening sessions will include ‘Snapshots of a Famous Painter’ which will look at one small part of Oscar Claude Monet’s life and in particular paintings of his family.
The second session ‘An Artist Abroad’ will look at one of Bee’s larger travel sketchbooks.

The course will finish on Friday morning with an informal exhibition of paintings and appraisal of work achieved. Within the course, there is plenty of scope for artists to develop their own individual ideas.


Bee Morrison is a highly experienced watercolour tutor with over 30 years experience of teaching adults.
She has been artist in residence on 19 cruises covering most of the world and has organised her own art holidays in the UK, France, Spain and Italy, and in recent years has been an art judge for her local art clubs.
She has written and illustrated quite a few books and has had numerous articles published on art techniques and jewellery making.  Lots of her works are in private collections, including one in the Salon de Saint Owen in Paris and a portrait of the Queen in the Royal collection. She has been on 4 different national TV programmes.
Bee has a huge repertoire of sketching and painting techniques to pass on, and add to that Bee’s easy teaching style and you have a holiday that is both informative and fun.

The holiday runs from Sunday evening to mid-morning on Friday. Prices are per person for the 5 nights and include full Cumbrian breakfast, morning coffee, 3-course dinner and VAT @ 20 %

deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently relet; cancellation insurance is available.


2.00   Studio opening
3.00   Bee’s introduction in studio
7.00   Welcome drink, the first of Bee’s mini
          sketchbooks followed by Dinner at 7.30
9.00   Informal discussion in lounge

9.30  Studio: Painting
1.30   Studio : Painting
6.30   Evening activity followed by Dinner
9.00   Informal discussion in lounge

Tuesday & Wednesday
9.30   Trip out with Lunch
2.00   Studio :  Painting
6.30    Critique / Show of work done to date
9.00    Optional time for more painting

9.30    Studio :  Painting
1.30    Studio:   Painting
6.30   Evening activity followed by Dinner
9.00   Optional time to finish that painting!

9.30    Final appraisal, showing of work etc.
11.00  Holiday ends with coffee in the lounge.

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