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Colour & structure: abstract watercolour landscape & architecture. Derbyshire painting course.


  • Darley House DE4 3BP (map)

Fully booked

Late autumn gardens, Dales landscapes, and Georgian and village architecture, will inform your investigation of subtle and nuanced colour work and powerfully structured abstract composition. 

We’ll be working in watercolour and gouache, referencing ideas from various 20th Century artists, including Keith Vaughan and Richard Diebenkorn.

Treat yourself to a full-board, chef-catered, residential place at Darley House, in Darley Dale, near Matlock in Derbyshire. It's an opportunity to take your work to the next level. This immersive art retreat gives you chance to develop and consolidate your painting, away from everyday pressures.

The art course part of the retreat - including all studio materials and equipment - is a flat rate of £200 per painter. The total cost is arrived at by adding on a proportion of the  cost of house hire, meals and accommodation. For non-resident painters, this is an additional £120. For painters staying on site, this is priced on a sliding scale, with a choice of ensuite or standard room, and single or shared occupancy. Please contact Ella for availability of rooms.

Ella Clocksin (2017) Quarry, watercolour & mixed media

Ella Clocksin (2017) Quarry, watercolour & mixed media

Ella Clocksin (2017) Landscript 5, watercolour & mixed media

Ella Clocksin (2017) Landscript 5, watercolour & mixed media