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

Please note that all two day courses have now finished

In 2023 there is a possibliity that an occasional one day course might be arranged but this has not yet been finalised and you are advised to contact Vikki personally to obtain upto date information.

Watercolour Painting for those with Experience and Beginners

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

Learn to Draw

For the aspiring artist, drawing highlights the 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 keep a visual diary to capture the  everyday 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 or the more experienced.


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, pastel or acrylic?


Pastel by Colin

Graphite and chalk by Colin

Landscapes ~ Please get me started

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.

Kettleness by Vikki


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?

Whitby  by Vikki

Mixed Media

The great pleasure of Mixed Media is the freedom it offers.You are not rigidly confined by the rules of any one technique. With this method you can explore 

many different ways of achieving a result in unique and personal ways, and make your own rules as you go along.

Learning to mix and match your different materials is challenging and rewarding. There are hours of fun awaiting you.

Five fathoms - by Colin

Experimental Watercolours

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.

Brough by Sands - by Vikki

For further details email   vikki@artbreak.co.uk