Light on Water: Expressive Mark-making in Abstract Watercolour Landscape

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Light on water Ivon Hitchens painting course, Derbyshire
Derbyshire painting course, Darley House
Derbyshire painting course, Darley House
Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, studio wall
Studio watercolour course, Darley House, Derbyshire
Painting course: Joseph Paxton gardens, Derbyshire
Checking composition: painting course Derbyshire
Bedroom for luxury art retreat
In the studio: watercolour and mixed media course
Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, studio wall
Painting holiday, Derbyshire
Art course with Master Chef catering
Painting course, Darley House, Derbyshire
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Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, exhibition of students' work
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Light on water Ivon Hitchens painting course, Derbyshire
Derbyshire painting course, Darley House
Derbyshire painting course, Darley House
Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, studio wall
Studio watercolour course, Darley House, Derbyshire
Painting course: Joseph Paxton gardens, Derbyshire
Checking composition: painting course Derbyshire
Bedroom for luxury art retreat
In the studio: watercolour and mixed media course
Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, studio wall
Painting holiday, Derbyshire
Art course with Master Chef catering
Painting course, Darley House, Derbyshire
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Watercolour painting holiday, Derbyshire, exhibition of students' work
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Light on Water: Expressive Mark-making in Abstract Watercolour Landscape

150.00

18th-21st June 2018

RESIDENTIAL PLACES / all gone

Luxury art retreat at Darley House, Matlock DE4 3BP

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Gesture and expression: mark-making in abstract watercolour landscape

Working from the banks of the River Derwent (a 10-minute walk away),  Dales landscapes and the gardens at the house, you’ll soon be translating drawings into energetic planes of transparent watercolour. Explore the paradox of both letting rip and gaining control of watercolour with Ella’s unique insights into handling the medium, and finding your own mark-making rhythm in gestural paint work. We’ll be inspired by artists such as Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Joan Mitchell and Alf Löhr.

Treat yourself to an immersive painting retreat with lots of painting time every day, based in a luxurious and recently restored private Georgian house. Stay in one of our beautifully appointed rooms, enjoying fine cuisine by Charlie Ratcliffe (Master Chef of Great Britain) including cooked breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, wine and 3-course dinners. Dietary restrictions catered for if specified with the balance payment nearer the time.

 Development of paintings back in the studio.

Development of paintings back in the studio.

What to expect

  • Arrive from 12 noon on the Monday for 1pm lunch and first studio session at 2pm. Departures are at 3pm on the Thursday afternoon.
  • Lots of painting time. The studio is typically in use from 9am to 7.30pm, including teaching slots and an untutored early evening painting session.
  • A friendly and constructive atmosphere for painters of all levels.
  • Ella is a highly experienced, artist tutor, who shares generously from her expert practical and professional experience.
  • Short demonstrations, structured exercises, information about principles and processes of drawing and painting, experimentation and independent painting.
  • Individual tutor support, feedback and dialogue, relevant to you aims and experience.
  • Professional quality paint, paper and other materials provided. You'll receive a list of any other equipment to bring with you.
  • Taking time to nurture your own engagement with painting, learning from but not imitating other artists.
  • Optional extra: a limited number of private tutorials are available at £25 per hour.

Please note: 

  • Deposits are non-refundable in all cases, unless you cancel within 14 days of payment. Deposits are retained to cover preparatory and administrative costs and to offset possible loss of business.
  • Balances are not refunded in full or in part if you cancel less than 8 weeks before the retreat. Travel insurance is advised.
  • All bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor. There is no lift.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the house or near windows.

Residential places: how to book

First, reserve your room with a deposit of £150. Each room sleeps one or two: you'll specify sole/shared occupancy during checkout. If sharing a room, one of you handles the booking and payments for you both.

The all-inclusive fees, below, are per person not per room. They include studio painting course, all materials and art equipment, and your luxury accommodation with full-board Master Chef cooking.

Balance payments depend on your choice of ensuite or separate bathroom, and sole or shared occupancy of room, with £150 room deposit deducted from the rates below.

Choose your room

  • Cressbrook: twin beds + shared shower room:
    • £500 per course attendee, sharing room
    • £615 sole occupancy
    • £295 non-painting roommate
  • Monsal: twin beds or zipped kingsize bed + shared shower room:
    • £510 per course attendee, sharing room
    • £625 sole occupancy
    • £305 non-painting roommate
  • Darley: ensuite, kingsize and single bed:
    • £555 per course attendee, sharing room
    • £685 sole occupancy
    • £350 non-painting roommate
  • Dovedale: ensuite, kingsize and single bed:
    • £575 per course attendee, sharing room
    • £685 sole occupancy
    • £370 non-painting roommate
  • Tissington: ensuite, kingsize four poster bed:
    • £575 per course attendee, sharing room
    • £685 sole occupancy
    • £370 non-painting roommate
 

Darley House is a private, recently restored Georgian House, just outside Matlock. The house has many original features and historic gardens alongside luxurious modern accommodation, underfloor heating and WiFi, all flooded with natural light from full-height windows. It was owned in the 19C by Sir Joseph Paxton, garden manager at Chatsworth nearby. See more about the venue here: http://darleyhouse.com