Jane Austin

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Every 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 creating. All images are provided, just basic watercolour equipment required.
Check out my
public Facebook page, Jane Austin Watercolour, to see work in progress and instructions for some of the classes.

Courses are held at my home, Punch Bowl House, HX3 6UB.
The classes are therefore small and intimate so everyone gets a lot of attention.
With a warm welcome I will challenge you whilst you are having fun and being fed and watered. I hold a selection of 10 week courses in spring and autumn at 75 and a selection of day classes during the summer at 35, lunch included.

All courses for 2017 are now full. Look out for my new 2018 timetable available in November.

Private group bookings for day classes are invited to enquire available dates.
Celebrate an occasion together or just a day out.

You can contact me with any queries through the contact page here, email at janewatercolour@aol.com or 01422 353308.

Here are a few testimonials from my artists on 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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