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Each course is suitable for all abilities as everyone is encouraged individually to develop their own work. The aim is to improve but overall to enjoy painting with watercolour. Check out my public Facebook page, Jane Austin Watercolour, to see work in progress and instructions for some of the classes. Here is the full list of classes planned for 2018, the timetable for 2019 will be available from the beginning of December this year.


All these courses are held in my home at Punch Bowl House, HX3 6UB

Mondays 10-12pm an 8 week course 'The Great Outdoors' 60, maximum 8 spaces.
26th Feb - 30th April with a 2 week break for Easter.

Fridays 1-3pm an 8 week course 'Brushwork' 60, maximum 8 spaces.
2nd Mar - 4th May with a 2 week break for Easter.

Day classes over the summer months will be 10-4pm, lunch included at 35. There will be a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 spaces available. No Wednesdays this year.

Friday 8th June - Sailing in the Med
Saturday 9th June - Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Monday 11th June - Close up wave, sunlit
Friday 20th July - Family portrait
Saturday 21st July - Roses
Monday 23rd July - Still Life
Friday 17th August - Peacock
Saturday 18th August - Staithes Rooftops
Monday 20th August - Cherry blossom FULL
Friday 28th September - Rabbits FULL

Saturday 29th September - Venetian Gondola
Monday 1st October - Autumn Trees in Shibden Valley FULL

In the autumn I am offering something a little different. A selection of 5 week courses each of which will work with one image over the whole course. Everyone will be working on half imperial Bockingford paper 250lbs giving a more in depth opportunity to explore colour, composition, drawing and build confidence. Paper will be available to purchase for 2.50. There will be a maximum of 7 spaces available on each course.

Mondays 10-12pm a 5 week course' Miss Haversham's', 40 a maximum of 7 spaces,
29th October to 26th November.
Wednesdays 7-9pm a 5 week course 'Cala Figuera', 40 a maximum of 7 spaces,
31st October to 28th November.
Fridays 1-3pm a 5 week course 'Sweet Peas', 40 a maximum of 7 spaces,
2nd November to 30th November. FULL

You can contact me through this site for any enquiry or booking.

Workshops and demonstrations with other art groups 2018

Tuesday 2nd January - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Lakeside snow scene.
Monday 8th January - East Morton Art Group workshops, Glazing colours.
Thursday 11th January - East Morton Art Group workshop, Glazing colours.
Monday 15th January - East Morton Art Group workshops, Glazing colours.
Thursday 18th January - East Morton Art Group workshop, Glazing colours.
Wednesday 31st January - Demonstration at Norten, Rochdale.
Tuesday 13th February - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Lakeside snow scene.
Monday 19th February - East Morton Art Group workshops, Faces.
Thursday 22nd February - East Morton Art Group workshop, Faces.
Friday 23rd February - Halifax Art Society workshop, Snow scene.
Tuesday 6th March - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Palamino horse.
Saturday 10th March - East Morton day class , Figures.
Tuesday 10th April - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Palamino horse.
Tuesday 18th April - Norten Art Group, Rochdale, demonstration.
Saturday 28th April - East Morton art Group, day class Staithes.
Tuesday 1st May - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Little Grebes.
Tuesday 1st May - Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society workshop,
Light on Figures.
Wednesday 9th May - Thorney Croft Art Group workshop, watercolour textures.
Wednesday 16th May - Thorney Croft Art Group workshop, watercolour collage.
Saturday 19th May - Calder Graphics workshop, Watercolour Influenced by
John Singer Sargent.
Monday 4th June - Menston Art Society, demonstration
Controlling Texture Techniques.
Tuesday 5th June - New Horizons Art Group workshop, Little Grebes.

Wednesday 1st August - Demonstration of the Yorkshire rose at The Piece Hall.
Wedneday 22nd August - Workshops at The Piece Hall.
Wednesday 19th September - Bardsey Art Group, demonstration Singer Sargent.
Tuesday 6th November - Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Group, workshop.
Wednesday 5th December - Campsall Art Group, workshop painting wild animals.
Friday 7th December - Halifax Art Society, demonstration Christmas wreath.

Groups which have already booked for 2019 include East Morton Art Group, Menston and the Vale of Pickering Art Group.

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

'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.

'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.

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

'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.

'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.

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

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. I will also be making some changes after your wonderful suggestions.

Statement of copyright covering all tuition as of 2014.

I will continue to provide my own subject matter for the purpose of tuition but 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 sale without permission, due to withholding copyright on my own images. I apologise wholeheartedly and sincerely hoping that this does not impact on the knowledge and enjoyment you expect from my tuition.

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