WATERCOLOUR classes at THE COURTYARD STUDIOS, CLAYDON HOUSE ESTATE
LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOUR - Two day course 30 April / 1 May 2019
You will learn how to select a scene and identify the best composition, plus how to create distance using colours that advance and retreat. Decide where to locate your 'Focal Point' and learn how to treat background, foreground and middle ground for successful painting results. You will complete two paintings.
WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS - Two day course 13/ 14 August 2019
Take the mystery away from watercolour basics with a 4 stage method comprising the Drawing, The Wash, Wet-in-Wet and Dry Brush Strokes. Each step will be demonstrated and explained in detail, including the all important pigment-to-water ratios. You will also understand the tonal values of Warm and Cool colours as well as a colour palette of core colours. You will complete 2 paintings.
STREET SCENES IN WATERCOLOUR - Two day course - 9/ 10 October 2019
Create dramatic street scene compositions working contre-jour style. Discover how to treat buildings and perspective and how Tonal Values create the illusion of form and distance. This is a course for those with some confidence but who wish to extend their range of techniques.
Cost per person £160.00 Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place or book via the Courtyard Studios website
"George's teaching style is relaxed, friendly, engrossing and informative far beyond expectations. When demonstrating how to design, execute and complete a painting using this complicated medium (watercolour) George is first class. I would recommend George without hesitation" Dominic Bertelli
"Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend of learning. I now observe every sky and tree in a new way! I was very nervous about the course as a complete beginner, but your teaching style and patience made me relax at once ." Margie Bonnet
I also run courses at THE OLD SCHOOL HALL, SYDENHAM, near CHINNOR, Oxfordshire OX39 4NB .
I tailor One-to-one and group tutoring suitable for beginners as well as for those who would like to advance their technique further.
Email email@example.com to discuss further.
"George is an inspirational tutor - homing in on strengths and weaknesses and encouraging the development of individual styles. As well as a synopsis of the Old Masters/renowned artists relevant to the medium/style being explored , he demonstrates the various techniques needed before setting the class off on their own project. George ensures that everyone receives appropriate coaching and his classes are always a positive and enjoyable experience." Sue Hope
George Boyter is a local professional artist. He hails originally from the fishing village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. He studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, before an award-winning career as a creative director in advertising in London.
George is a member of Bucks Art Society and concentrates on watercolour landscapes, portraits, life drawing and oils.
“I think it’s important that sessions are fun and supportive. We’ll have lots to talk about, from art appreciation, favourite artists and paintings to addressing your goals, successes and disasters. I’ll be giving group demos and individual guidance. I’ll be your mentor to help you find and develop what you find inspiring in art. You’ll be encouraged every step of the way.”
Courses are held at:
THE OLD SCHOOL HALL, SYDENHAM, near CHINNOR, Oxfordshire OX39 4NB
Sydenham is a couple of miles from Chinnor. It’s a picturesque hamlet with thatched houses, a distinctive church and a friendly local pub, The Crown.
The Old School Hall is a restored brick and flint building next to the church situated in the centre of Sydenham. It has ample parking outside and a light, spacious interior giving students plenty of room. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.