The Heatherley School of Fine Art £55 / £50 Friends & Students 10am - 4pm

J.M.W. Turner once said, ‘I never lose an accident’.  Following this precept, Isla, working with ideas of atmosphere, climate and mood, will show you how to improvise using chance and controlled accident.  Learn how to exploit the fluid and unpredictable nature of water-based media. Experiment with dropping in colour, pouring and dripping, blotting and scraping. Consider how large paintings differ from small works created at a desk. You will work from photographs and your own sketches or other artworks and the written word.  Teaching will be by demonstration and one to one supervision.


This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability



All paper provided by Fabriano

Watercolour tubes

Gouache - optional but a tube of white can be useful

Acrylic  - optional

Brushes including a large flat brush (one inch or more)

Watercolour sponge and paint rag

Water containers

Mixing plates

Plenty of paper including larger sheets

Reference material, photographs, sketchbook drawings


All bookings non-refundable.