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Calder Art / Events / Sat 20 May 2017

Landscapes in Watercolour Workshop with Steve Coates

Landscapes in Watercolour Workshop with Steve Coates

Workshop Details - Aspects of Landscapes in Watercolour

This includes a study of common landscapes features including sky, rocky outcrops, moorlands, tracks and trees leading to a finished painting.

About the Artist

Having spent most of his early years drawing in pencil and charcoal, Stephen decided to specialise in watercolours. However, like everyone else on the planet, he found it difficult and frustrating. He embarked on a long road of self learning and eventually gained an extensive understanding of the watercolour medium and developed his own unique style.
Stephen soon realised that his early frustrations with watercolours were shared by countless leisure artists all over the country. So much so that he set up as a teacher, runs courses and workshops, demonstrates at art societies and has written his own tuition book entitled - The watercolour enigma.
Stephen has a charismatic presentation style and likes to entertain a little too which keeps everyone on their toes and assists with the learning process. As well as painting live, he uses screen projections, engages the audience and explains precisely how the watercolour medium is unique. His enthusiastic teaching skills will certainly leave you with much to think about and provide many fresh ideas that you will want to try out yourselves.

Materials Required

Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour Tubes: Raw Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Light Red, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Umber
Hake preferably large 2"
Masking tape
Watercolour paper either previously stretched or 200lb in weight. We suggest Bockingford watercolour paper
Sketching paper and pencil

Materials Provided

Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:
1 x Table Top Easel
1 x 13 x 17 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board
1 x Paint Pot
1 x Palette or Plate

Limited sundry products are also available.

Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. You can bring your own lunch and food is available to purchase on the day through the Blue Rooms Cafe. They serve both hot and cold meals and offer a 20% discount to everyone attending the event. Orders will be taken at the start of the day.
Please note the Blue Rooms is closed for classes run on Sunday's although there are plenty of alternatives in the town centre.

Course Information

Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking., either through the shop or online.Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason full refunds will be given up to 48 hours before.

You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484422991 or in store.We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site: Calder Graphics. This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.
Please bear with us while we develop our new website where a new booking method will also be available with details of all our classes.

Own materials will be required and a list of materials needed will be given on booking a workshop. Some classes will include materials provided which will be indicated.
The nearest car park available to the venue is the multistorey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only)

Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations


For more information visit

Event Location

Map of Calder Art

Calder Art

34 Byram Arcade

Telephone: 01484 422 991

Event Details