Tuition - Jane Austin Watercolour

Jane Austin
Watercolour Artist
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In 2018 I gave twenty three workshops and five demonstrations to groups across Yorkshire, nine are already in the diary for 2019. I am available to book within an hour or so travel from Halifax, extra travel expenses incur for a longer distance. Any enquiries welcome, any subject matter in watercolour can be discussed.

Statement of copyright covering all tuition as of 2014.
I will continue to provide my own subject matter for the purpose of tuition so that any work produced by participants should only be used as a lesson experience and practice, to then be applied in your own work. No resulting product can be put up for public sale without permission, due to withholding copyright on my own images. I apologise wholeheartedly and sincerely hope that this does not impact on the knowledge and enjoyment you expect from my tuition.

2019 Course Timetable

All courses are held at my home which provides a friendly, informal atmosphere and a lot of individual attention at Punch Bowl House, HX3 6UB.


Each course is suitable for all abilities as everyone is encouraged individually to develop their own work with plenty of instruction due to the small class size of 7 maximum. The aim is to improve but overall to enjoy painting with watercolour. I generally have supplies but you need to bring along your own paper, paint and brushes – advice available for beginners. Refreshments provided.

Here is the full list of courses planned for 2019, gift vouchers available.


There are eight 6 week courses available (max 7 persons) each working on 3 images related to the subject, building skills week on week, £48 per course.

·         PORTRAITS                        –   Monday 4th March to 8th April 10-12pm FULLY BOOKED
·         TEXTURES                          –   Monday 4th March to 8th April 1-3pm
·         VENICE                                –   Friday 8th March to 12th April 10-12pm
·         FLOWERS                           –   Friday 8th March to 12th April 1-3pm FULLY BOOKED
·         LIGHT                                   –   Monday 28th Oct to 2nd Dec 10-12pm 1 SPACE AVAILABLE
·         LOCAL WILDLIFE           –   Monday 28th Oct to 2nd Dec 1-3pm  2 SPACES AVAILABLE
·         SUNSETS                             –   Friday 1st Nov to 6th Dec 10-12pm 4 SPACES AVAILABLE
·         TASTE OF ITALY              –   Friday 1st Nov to 6th Dec 1-3pm FULLY BOOKED

I will also be holding eight day classes (max 7 persons) in the summer extra to the courses, each day will be 10-4pm with lunch and refreshments included, a lovely treat at £35 per day.

·         FAMILY PORTRAIT                   –   Saturday 1st June FULLY BOOKED
·         VENETIAN SCENE                     –   Monday 3rd June 3 SPACES AVAILABLE
·         FLOWERS FROM LIFE             –   Wednesday 5th June FULLY BOOKED
·         FLOWERS FROM LIFE #2          –   Friday 7th June FULLY BOOKED
·         LIGHT ON MATERIAL              –   Saturday 17th August 2 SPACES AVAILABLE
·         SUNSETS                                        –   Monday 19th August FULLY BOOKED
·         FLORENCE                                    –   Wednesday 21st August FULLY BOOKED
·         MAN’S BEST FRIEND                –   Friday 23rd August FULLY BOOKED

Sorry no evening classes planned this year.

In my role as ‘artist in residence’ I am offering three further drawing workshops at All Souls Church, Haley Hill, HX3 6DR as part of the anniversary celebrations for the building.
Maximum 15 spaces on each course taking place on Saturdays 11-1pm.
Some equipment available but bring along your own preferred medium and paper.
There are no facilities at the church but Bankfield Museum has offered their car parking and facilities.
Accessibility restrictions due to the age of the building so contact me if concerned.

Saturday 25th May - Drawing workshop - Found Details 11-1pm £15
Saturday 20th July - Drawing workshop - Perspective of Arches 11-1pm £15
Saturday 24th August - Drawing workshop - Windows & Doors 11-1pm £15

SUNDAY 14th July WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP AT THE PIECE HALL 10-3pm, contact venue directly to book.



As the owner of a business I am obliged to inform clients about the way in which I hold personal information. I never hold any bank details for clients on record. I do however hold contact details purely for myself in order to make arrangements and give out information on tuition and exhibitions. These details are kept in a written address book and details cannot be accessed by any third party online or via a digital cloud. If at any point you would like me to stop holding your contact details I will delete on request.


Here are a few testimonials from my artists attending  past courses.

'I have always enjoyed your classes very much and find your enthusiasm for teaching us shines out, learning in such a close homely atmosphere is both relaxing and therapeutic. Not to mention how much you have taught me, all of which has helped improve my work. The subject matter has always been varied and at times challenging but you always get us there which I admire you for.' Janet Gledhill, Halifax.

'Jane's art classes are not just a lesson. She puts so much thought and work into each class and is so welcoming and relaxed with every person that it is an experience not to be missed. She is full of encouragement, even a total mess and she will find something positive to say!! Sometimes, I look at the subject for that lesson and think what am I doing this for its so boring, but sure enough she makes it so intriguing that you want to finish the painting at home. The day course with an excellent lunch is amazing value and good company when you have time to chat! Because it all takes place in the family home it has a relaxed ambience and only takes a small group which is great.'  Jen Dawson, Halifax.

'I love that Jane encourages individuality within the class subject matter. Her demonstrations are inspiring.' Stephanie Binns, Halifax.

'The Watercolour Art Classes run by Jane are small and friendly and held in her lovely home. She is a very good teacher providing excellent tuition in a friendly manner and a wide range of subject matter which suit beginners and the more experienced.' Margaret West, Northowram.

'If you have never painted loosely give it a go and see if it's for you.' Tricia Benson, Norland.

'I always find your classes friendly, helpful and inspiring. Having attended your 10 week lessons in Northowram and the day classes in your home, I particularly love to come to your home. There is always a warm welcome and the cosier atmosphere and smaller classes are really helpful and enjoyable.' Maureen Craven, Castleford.
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