UNFORTUNATELY ALL TUITION IS SUSPENDED UNDER CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES BUT FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH YOUR DETAILS IF YOU WISH TO TAKE UP TUITION AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE.
I am available to book for demonstrations and workshops 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.
2020 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.
ALL COURSES CONTACT ME REGARDING ALL BOOKINGS, PAYMENTS AND ENQUIRIES, email or call 01422 353308.
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 2020, gift vouchers available.
All classes are suitable for all abilities, maximum numbers from 5 to 7 in any class so everyone is encouraged to develop.
All take place in my home at Punch Bowl House, HX3 6UB.
A booking form will be provided for you to choose and print out to mark up the dates for your diary.
There will be four opportunities to join a six week course.
Each will consist of 3 images over the six weeks, developing skills within a particular subject, £54 ( maximum 7 )
Mondays 10-12pm – Painting Water, starting on 24th FEB - FULL
Mondays 1-3pm – Painting Glass, starting on 24th FEB - FULL
Fridays 10- 12pm – Painting Figures, starting on 28th FEB
Fridays 1-3pm – Painting Skies, starting on 28th FEB - FULL
There are two opportunities to work full imperial, 30 x 22 inches.
Each course will take the form of 2 hours a day on consecutive days, paper provided and your panting left in situ each day to dry overnight, £50 ( maximum 5 )
Monday to Friday mornings 10-12pm – Owl painting, starting on 11th MAY. - FULL
Monday to Friday afternoons 1-3pm – Flower painting, starting on 1st JUNE. - FULL
There are four opportunities to join a four week course.
Each will consist of one subject, painted on half imperial, 22 x 15 inches and paper provided. This will enable a growth in confidence of brushwork, £38 ( maximum 6 )
Mondays 10-12pm – Painting Glass, starting on 2nd NOV
Mondays 1-3pm – Painting Water, starting on 2nd NOV
Fridays 10-12pm – Painting Cityscape, starting on 6th NOV- FULL
Fridays 1-3pm – Painting Woodland, starting on 6th NOV - FULL
In place of day classes during the summer I will be offering 10 weeks of Fridays split into 20 separate sessions, 10-12pm and 1-3pm.
You can book on any one or several of these, dipping in and out as it suits you. If you are booked on both a morning and afternoon session you can bring a packed lunch along and I will provide cake and refreshments.
Each session costs £9 (maximum 7 people), payable in advance as a block booking.
Unlike day classes I won’t be contacting you before every session to remind you or check if you still want the place, if you know that you cannot make it then let me know at least a week prior and I will try to find a replacement and refund you if your place is taken.
Friday 3rd July – 10-12pm – Painting figures wet in wet
1-3pm – Painting a crowd
Friday 10th July – 10-12pm – Quick architecture technique
1-3pm –Dark to light, circus at night
Friday 17th July - 10-12pm – Glowing lamplight - FULL
1-3pm – Quick woodland techniques - FULL
Friday 24th July – 10-12pm – Crumbling stonework, old window - FULL
1-3pm – Mossy stone and lichen - FULL
Friday 31st July – 10-12pm – Eggs, layering wet on wet and curves
1-3pm - Nests
Friday 7th Aug – 10-12pm – Beachcombing studies - FULL
1-3pm – Painting direct without drawing - FULL
Friday 14th Aug – 10-12pm – Falling water
1-3pm – Canal walk
Friday 21st Aug – 10-12pm – Flock of sheep
1-3pm – Highland cattle - FULL
Friday 28th Aug – 10-12pm - Rabbits
1-3pm - Feather work
Friday 4th Sept – 10-12pm – Pink sky at night - FULL
1-3pm – Storm clouds - FULL
I always work with Bockingford 250lbs, 535gsm NOT paper, techniques work better with cotton based paper, the heavier the better to get the most from your efforts.
PLEASE USE THE CONTACT PAGE TO REQUEST A BOOKING FORM OR BOOK A PLACE.
DATA PROTECTION NOTICE FROM JANE AUSTIN
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.