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  • Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    Watercolour Field Painting Workshop



14 December 2019


£65 (£60 SOC members)




Waterston House, SOC Headquarters

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This one day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from Darren Woodhead, one of the most experienced field artists working today, about how to paint from life in watercolour and coincides with Darren's exhibition at the centre. The workshop is aimed at people with some experience of watercolours, but it is also accessible to beginners. The morning session will be devoted to a brief talk and demonstration, before participants put brush to paper. After lunch (weather permitting), Darren will lead the group outside, to paint outdoors in the surroundings of Waterston House, Club Headquarters. 

What to bring:

  • Attendees should bring their own watercolours, brushes, paper, water pot, drawing board and clips/tape to hold paper down. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not have any of these materials as we may be able to provide them to a limited number of participants.
  • Please bring a rug/stool to sit on for painting outdoors and wear warm clothing. Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared with waterproof clothing and footwear. 
  • Coffee and tea will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch.

Data Protection
Any personal details you provide when booking will be stored securely by the SOC and shared only with the workshop leader, Darren Woodhead, for the purpose of administering your participation on the course.

Cancellations policy
SOC reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient bookings. Where participants are unable to join a re-scheduled workshop, a full refund will be given. In the event that a participant cancels their booking, we regret that we will only be able to issue a refund (minus £1.50 admin fee) if we are able to fill the place.  

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If this particular event is fully booked and you would like to join our Reserve List in case we receive any cancellations, please contact us. Please see our full events listings for other workshops or join our art-related mailing list to be notified of upcoming events. 


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