Mixed media flowers and foliage 22.08.19 WP

Mixed media flowers and foliage painting class, Waterperry Gardens 2019
Mixed media flowers and foliage painting class, Waterperry Gardens 2019
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Mixed media flowers and foliage 22.08.19 WP


Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10am-4pm

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Seen at a distance, Waterperry’s exuberant gardens take on abstract/semi-abstract qualities of blocks of colour and pattern. Do them justice with a more abstract approach to composition using watercolour-based mixed media, simplifying detail into bold swathes of colour, texture and pattern. With reference to Tate’s 2019 Bonnard exhibition.


* Fun and interesting guided exercises on the workshop title theme, and time for more independent work with tutor support and input.

* The price includes high quality, professional grade watercolour paint and paper, and hot drinks. You'll need to bring a picnic lunch and we’ll send you a list of other materials and equipment to bring. Bring your own picnic lunch or use the café on site.

* A friendly atmosphere in mixed experience groups including beginners, rusty returners and experienced artists, but you should be able to work from direct observation, not photos.

* Generous tuition and feedback, relevant to your experience and aims, from professional artist-tutor with over 19 years' experience.

* Typically, we start the day in the studio, work outside in the grounds in the morning, and develop paintings back at the studio in the afternoon. We may work outside under cover or between showers. If the weather is very bad, you’ll use own own drawings and source material.

* Plenty to inspire: clipped yew, formal and informal plantings, Palladian, ecclesiastical and vernacular architecture, nursery beds and the massed garden centre plants, agricultural implements, water features, the River Thame, and views of Chiltern hills and farmland.


  1. All bookings are made directly through this website, not via Waterperry Gardens. Booking a class is understood to confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions, and also that of anyone else you're booking for.

  2. If you book 3 or more workshops, enter promo code SUMMER19 for a 5% discount at checkout. Be sure to ‘apply’ the code word and see the new discounted total before you continue to pay. If you omit this step, you cannot reclaim the discount later.

  3. Unless you cancel within 14 days of booking, there is no full or part refund because the workshops are one-off, date-specific leisure activities like theatre/sports/festival tickets, with no right to a refund.

  4. If you cannot attend a class, you can sub-let it to a friend if you put me in touch with them first. It may be possible to transfer to another Waterperry 2019 class, but not guaranteed.

  5. Ella Clocksin accepts no liability for loss, damage, or injury arising from booking or attending art classes at Waterperry Gardens.



Waterperry is best reached by car or taxi as there’s no direct public transport.

Satnav: use postcode OX33 1LA which will bring you to Waterperry village. Drive to the end of the village and into Waterperry Gardens.

If travelling from Oxford on the A40 towards London, exit for Wheatley and follow brown Tourist Board signposts for Waterperry. It's 2.5 miles from the A40.

If using the M40, exit Junction 8 from the London direction, or Junction 8a from the north/midlands. Follow signs for Wheatley, onto the London Road, (the main road through Wheatley, Asda on the left), and follow brown Tourist Board signs to Waterperry Gardens.