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Jason Skill (Watercolour)

www.jasonskill.com

Very experienced and frequently-mentioned north east tutor

Has taught since 1990 from beginners to advanced across many media, including a whole decade full-time for for Newcastle City Learning

Highly experienced demonstrator for galleries, museums and for major art material companies at trade fairs, for many art clubs and associations.

Has run several painting holidays in the UK with Higham Tutor Ben Haslam, and they have been known collectively as AKA The WATERCOLOURMEN for TV purposes – see: http://www.tynedalefineartproducts.co.uk/tv-show/

The legendary Jason Skill is so highly-regarded, amongst students and his peers, we found we had to be patient and wait three years to get him! Jason brings a new dimension to Watercolour execution, enough to even persuade you to never venture into another medium.

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JASON’S WORK

September 2022

PORTRAIT SKILLS WITH WATERCOLOUR

September 26th at 18:30 to September 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Watercolour can be wonderful for portraiture, creating highly-realistic, detailed paintings which look almost photographic; or loose, dreamy, light-touch paintings to quickly capture the essence of the person. Study a variety of approaches concentrating on the technical handling of the medium using different approaches. Work from photographs as you explore the methods demonstrated in your own work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310

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November 2022

FUN WITH ABSTRACTION

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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More and more painters are tempted by Abstraction. Some add elements in to modernise their own art. Others just want to have fun and express themselves in a non-realistic way, embracing the freedom. On this joyous painting course, explore colour combinations, compatible shapes, the balance of busy and empty and which compositional formats work most effectively. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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January 2023

LOOSENING UP WITH WATERCOLOUR

Sunday January 15, 2023 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Sometimes, artists want to move away from tight, realistic painting towards more relaxed, expressive ways of handling Watercolour. Escape rigid realism to become more playful with your painting. Dare to spatter, dribble, let pigment do the talking, embrace the happy accident and make your brush work more expressive and less fiddly. Embrace the joyful, fun side of painting, create fast, fresh watercolours to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill)…

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February 2023

BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES

Sunday February 5, 2023 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 7, 2023 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Suitable for everyone who wishes to stretch their Watercolour ability to achieve some spectacular results. Be shown how to represent water in nature to convey energy, life and dynamism. Enjoy the time to try fully the techniques yourself, going on to develop your own work in several different contexts including beach scenes with rocks. Your tutor can also advise you on other aspects of your watercolour work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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