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Wye Valley Landscape Painting Course July 2024

13 July @ 10:30 - 14 July @ 15:30

£85.00 – £170.00

Wye Valley Landscape Painting Course– Event Details


During the Herefordshire landscape painting course, you will be expertly guided through all aspects of watercolour painting as well as how to improve your drawing technique. You will have the opportunity to use the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as inspiration for your work and you will be able to work “en plain air” outside amongst the surroundings.

Due to the guided practice and practical demonstrations offered throughout the course, it is suitable for all ability levels. Please note that attendees are limited to 8 people to ensure that everyone can receive the help and support that they require.

The course will be led by Sharon Brookes who is a practising artist and fully qualified art teacher with nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching art.

The Course Options:
  • The Saturday Introductory Experience runs from 10:30-3:30pm and covers the basics of drawing landscapes plus experimenting with watercolour techniques.
  • The full weekend course runs from Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am to 3:30pm on each day and offers a more comprehensive programme.
During the Herefordshire landscape painting course, we will:
  • Firstly, learn how to draw simple landscapes with focus on how to creatively draw flora and fauna.
  • Following on, you will receive step-by-step practical demonstrations on lots of different watercolour technique with full guidance at every stage. For example, you will be guided in how to fully experiment with watercolour in order to achieve creative and realistic effects.
  • Next, you will learn the fundamentals of perspective and how to achieve depth in your work.
  • Lastly, you will learn how to achieve finer details and increasing control in your work. By the end of the landscape retreat, you will aim to achieve more accomplished watercolour paintings of landscapes which you can then proudly take home.
What’s included:
  • Expert guidance by a fully qualified art teacher.
  • Practical demonstrations and exercises on drawing and watercolour painting.
  • Course notes to take home.
  • All watercolour materials to use on the day.
  • A simple lunch plus tea and coffee on each day.
What you will need to bring:
  • If you own a portable easel, you may wish to bring it along.
  • Suitable footwear and clothing for working outdoors.
Further Details:

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We can arrange large-print scripts, if required. Please let us know on booking if you would like to access them. Please note that our bathroom facilities are located on the first floor. Owing to the nature of the retreat, you will be accessing outside areas that have some uneven ground. However, we can arrange for more accessible areas to be used, if required.

For further details on access, please consult our studio facilities page.

If you would like to discuss any access arrangements, please contact Sharon. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the page.


Please see our full address and Google Map link at the bottom of this page. For your convenience, we will also send you detailed directions after you have completed your booking. In the meantime, you may also wish to refer to our Contact Us & Directions page for further details.



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13 July 24 Saturday Introductory Experience in Landscape Drawing and Painting
Valid for 13 July 24 10:30-3:30pm Venue: Backbury Studio, Hereford HR1 4NA.
£ 85.00
13-14 July 24 Landscape Drawing and Painting Course
Valid for Sat/Sun 10:30-15:30 on both days. Venue: Backbury House Studio, Hereford, HR1 4NA.
£ 170.00


13 July @ 10:30
14 July @ 15:30
£85.00 – £170.00
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Sharon Brookes
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Backbury House Studio
Backbury House, Checkley
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 4NA United Kingdom
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