Welcome to the beautiful county of North Yorkshire
Welcome to the beautiful county of North Yorkshire


Watercolour Painting for those with Experience and Beginners

20th to 22nd February 2018

This is your opportunity to get to grips with Watercolour painting. This course is for those with little experience, and will cover the basic techniques of watercolour,and will enable you to take home at least one completed picture. There will be plenty of demonstrations and encouragement, but beware watercolour painting is addictive.
'Lastingham Vicarage Garden' - watercolour by Sandra


20th to 22nd March and 12th to 14th June and 9th to 11th October 2018

Aim to create a vibrant colourful portrait that reflects the subject's personality.  There is no easy answer but there are a range of ideas, suggestions and tips that can help achieve a satistying result.

Paint what moves you and try to capture the escence of the person.

Why not have a go in oil or acrylic?


Landscapes ~ Please get me started.

15th to 17th May and 17th to 19th July 2018

Take heart and let us acknowledge, and then confront that daunting gap between inspiration and realisation, analyze the problem and then work out a strategy for overcoming it. With practice you will be able to tackle landscapes with great insight and confidence.


17th to 19th April and 11th  to 13th September 2018

Aim to create a vibrant colourful painting that reflects your choice of subject matter. There is no easy answer to painting but there are a range of ideas, suggestions and tips that can help achieve a satisfying result. Choose a subject matter that moves you and try to capture the essence of the scene. Why not have a go with a pallet knife or even your fingers?

Learn to Draw

7th to 9th August 2018

For the aspiring artist, drawing highlights and ability to observe, what is seen with clarity and economy. Through drawing you will achieve a greater understanding of your subject. The course will enable you to learn how to create, and keep a visual diary. To capture the every day things around us, as well as places and events encountered, when on holiday or abroad. You will be guided through what materials to use, and how to select a subject ~ for beginners and the more experienced.
Line and wash

11th to 13th December 2018

The Joys of line wash combine the sharp crisp markings of penwork, with the soft luminous effects of washes. You can choose a bold effect or a delicate pastel approach, a drawing or a painting. The wonderful flexibility of line and wash can accommodate many tastes and techniques.
Watercolour Textures

13th to 15th November 2018

Nature presents a host of colours , tones and textures for the artist to tackle.With a little lateral thinking, watercolour can produce the most uplifting and exciting results. The aim of the course is to leave you feeling confident in the use of applying strong watercolour washes to create contrast.
For further details emailmailto:vikki@artbreak.co.uk