Watercolour Painting Workshops 2019, With Geoff Kersey.

Learn watercolour Landscape Painting with Geoff Kersey at Alison House Hotel, at Cromford near Matlock, in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. These new, themed, One Day and Two Day Workshops for 2019 follow the same pattern as previous workshops, where you paint along with me in stages, creating a complete painting, that hopefully you will be proud to hang on your wall. The price includes refreshments on arrival, morning tea/coffee, a buffet lunch, and afternoon tea/coffee. They all commence at 9.30am concluding at approximately 4.30pm and the fully inclusive price is £85 per day.

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May. Eilean Donan Castle. Two day workshop.

Beautifully positioned on a small tidal island where three lochs meet, this makes a marvellous subject for a two day workshop. There's plenty of drama here, and plenty of challenges, from the low cloud and mist on the distant hills to the dramatic location of the castle itself. Price £170. Deposit £50.

NOW FULL. If you would like to go on a waiting list for any possible cancellations, please email me.



Friday 31st May. Cottages near Patterdale, Lake District. One Day Workshop.

This little farm settlement is so typical of Lake District architecture, from the deep whitewashed walls of the cottage to the beautiful slate structure of the middle distance buildings, framed by the hills and the glimpse of cottage garden. Price £85. Deposit £25.

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Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th June. Harbour scene, Maldon in Essex. Two day workshop.

I took some photos of this scene years ago when doing a painting demonstration nearby, and never did anything with them. Coming across them recently by accident I decided I could make a really good two day workshop from them, maybe with a bit of re-positioning of boats. It makes a perfect subject with a glimpse of the edge of the town dominated by the church and various boats and barges in the middle distance and foreground. Price £170. Deposit £50.

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Thursday 27th June. The walk to Ambleside. One day workshop.

A great little tranquil scene I came across on a walk from Rydal-water to Ambleside on a spring afternoon. Plenty of opportunity to get a real feeling of distance, with the backdrop of misty blue/grey hills and trees contrasting with the rich spring greens of the foreground, and reflections in the river. There's also an element of looking into the light (contre jour) which is always exciting if you get it right. Price £85. Deposit £25.

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Tuesday 17th September. Winter light on Cromford Canal. One day workshop.

A great little subject with the emphasis very much on atmosphere. There's a reddish glow in the winter sky, just glimpsed through the tangle of distant trees beyond the little footbridge. This in turn frames the reflections in the almost still waters of this old industrial canal, which forms an important part of Derbyshire's industrial heritage. Price £85. Deposit £25.

NOW FULL. If you would like to go on a waiting list for any possible cancellations, please email me.




Wednesday 18th September. Mediterranean street scene. One day workshop.

Quite alot to do in a day, but I love this type of subject, with the warm Mediterranean colours and rich contrast between light and shade. Price £85. Deposit £25.

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Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October. Winter in Bonsall. Two day workshop.

There's a real contrast between hard and soft shapes in this depiction of a cold winter's day in the little Derbyshire village of Bonsall. The challenge with this subject is to get in all that soft misty background in one go without "cauliflowers". Quite unusual to work in a square format, but I think it really lends itself to this scene..

NOW FULL. If you would like to go on a waiting list for any possible cancellations, please email me.







How to book

Click here to download a printable booking form. The completed form should be sent to G Kersey, 4 Nether Way, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2TS. Tel 07974 819 379

If you would like more information you can call or Email me at info@geoffkersey.co.uk. One day workshop bookings will require a £25 non-refundable deposit, two day workshops £50. Cheque payable to Geoff Kersey Ltd. Balance due on the day. On receipt of the booking I will send out a confirmation followed by further details, including a location map and recommended list of materials. There is accommodation available at Alison House, call 01629 822211, or visit www.alison-house-hotel.co.uk.