Is there something holding you back from creating the watercolours you ASPIRE to?
Are you STRIVING to take your painting to the NEXT LEVEL?
If the answer is "YES"
Fear not, you are in the right place....
I have created these Watercolour Masterclass Courses specifically to help YOU learn the CORRECT WAYS to IMPROVE your painting
Let's cut through unnecessary information straight to the bottom line
WHO AM I?
My name is Tom.
I am a professional artist, specialising in Watercolour, and I love SHARING my knowledge with others to help them on their own artistic journey.
After teaching and mentoring many students of all abilities for over 10 years, I have discovered and refined what is needed to IMPROVE your painting - and how to use these concepts in a very simple and practical way to take your painting to the NEXT LEVEL.
So created the four INSPIRING courses that make up my Watercolour Masterclass. I have tweaked, honed and refined this Masterclass and I am more EXCITED than ever to be running it again this year, with lots of new additions to each course!
to the Watercolour Masterclass
4 Online Courses
join me for ALL 4 or mix 'n' match to suit you
These courses are designed to help YOU and YOUR painting...
Equipping YOU to go in whatever direction you wish!
I will teach you the 4 most CRITICAL foundational PRINCIPLES for successful watercolour painting
You will learn:
How these Principles are the building blocks of any painting
What they are, how to use them simply yet very effectively, and how to bring them all together
How to look at your subject in a fresh, original way, then how to translate this into a painting
How to apply these principles in a simple watercolour process to any subject
With these new observational skills, processes and approaches you will gain confidence as well as have
a solid framework from which to drive your watercolours forward
I will handover the KEYS to unlocking this wonderful medium
You will learn:
Everything you need to know about colour mixing (it's actually quite simple!)
How to apply this knowledge in a user friendly and highly practical way
About the essential relationship between your paper and your brush
How this relationship provides a simple set of techniques and processes
With a deeper understanding of these two essential elements - the keys to watercolour - you will gain much more confidence and freedom of expression with the medium
I will show you how to FREE UP you painting and OPEN UP your creativity
You will learn:
Various approaches, principles, techniques and attitudes to help you achieve that elusive looseness
What we really mean by "loose" and how a simple definition can immediately set you on the right track
To change your entrenched habits and rather - give the "impression" of your subject
To move away from subject and start creating a painting
To develop a playful and experimental approach to watercolour
To create a balance of abstract areas and refined areas
To get rid of the "fear of mistakes" - watercolour can be more forgiving than you think!
Watercolour loves and rewards a playful and creative attitude and that is what makes this course so enjoyable! Having fun is at the heart of this medium and is often the missing piece of the puzzle!!
I will show you how to capture the light, creating watercolours full of ATMOSPHERE & MOOD
You will learn:
How to choose a subject so you can see and paint light
How to look at any subject and extract the most useful information for your painting
How to work with different lighting settings in different scenes
How accentuate and exaggerate the light to create more drama
How to create sense of realism, depth and form in a painterly way
What happens to colour as it moves in and out of light, and build on this knowledge
How we can use different edges and effects to enhance the feeling of light and mood
Watercolour was made for painting light and shadow. With a few pointers and changes in approach it becomes the most natural way to work, giving you fantastic results
What's holding you back from creating the watercolours you aspire to?
This Masterclass series is designed to be a CONCISE and PRACTICAL aid to help you BREAK THROUGH!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN EACH COURSE?
4 Separate Modules each with a deep dive into the title principle or concept
These are pre-recorded HD Videos for each Module (approx. 3 - 3.5 hrs per module)
1 Live Zoom Session per course - 3.5hrs including Q&A and 2 paint-along demos
Theory sections plus practical examples
At least 1 full length painting demonstration per module, often 2. Designed in a paint-along style
At least 2 supplementary videos per course - a detailed theory section, plus a full length demonstration video to dive deeper into concepts
A "homework assignment" for each module (don't worry, nothing is mandatory. This is your course to use as you like)
Extra introductory videos on materials, techniques and basic concepts
Reference photos & line art
Summary videos of each full length video for a "quick re-cap"
You can email me any questions and I will answer either or group them together in a detailed video
Zoom Sessions that answer previous questions are included too
A private online group for all students to share their results, ask questions and generally connect with everyone on the courses (currently searching for a Facebook alternative!)
Life time access to stream the videos and/or download them to keep forever (I do offer a USB drive option too. This can be arranged on course completion)
In short you will have access to over 20 hours of Premium Watercolour Tuition per course
Over 80 hours of Tuition if you join me for ALL 4 Courses
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On the course start date you will be granted access to a shared folder
This will be broken up into the modules with ALL of the pre-recorded videos, reference photos, line art etc plus a welcome video on how to use the courses
You can work through all these at your own pace and use them as you wish
Around 25 days after the pre-recorded material release will be the live zoom demo
If you are unable to attend live, the re-watch link will be released within twenty-four hours
The full HD version of the session will be edited and released within 7 days
If you choose to attend more than one course: the pre-recorded material will be released 3 days after the live session of the previous course, the next live session 25 days later, and so on for all 4 courses in order
ALL LIVE SESSIONS @10am BST (GMT+1) allow around 3.5 hours (there will be plenty of breaks!)
Course Launches: 1st May 2023
Live Session: 25th May '23
Course Launches: 28th May '23
Live Session: 23rd June '23
Course Launches: 26th June '23
Live Session: 21st July '23
Loving the Light:
Course Launches: 24th July '23
Live Session: 25th August '23
To find out if this course is suitable for you please consider following the links above
A few examples of the Masterclass demonstrations
Join me for a deep dive into enjoying your watercolours
BOOK YOUR SPACE BELOW
I will see you there
please remember that this course will not be running again with live element for at least another year, most likely much longer
Prices below are 40% OFF upcoming Full Price (e.g Full Course = £825 starting August '23)
This is the first time we are running it with an online group, plus a mix of pre-recorded and live sessions
The full course will be available to purchase (live sessions released as HD videos) afterwards but at the full price of £825
So NOW is by far the most AFFORDABLE time to get access to all of this amazing content!!!
4 COURSE PACKAGE
plus a bonus full length "in the studio" painting demo
3 COURSE PACKAGE £395
choose your courses upon booking
2 COURSE PACKAGE
choose your courses upon booking
1 COURSE PACKAGE
choose your course upon booking
If you have any questions about any aspect of the course please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tom:
07980 611 267
Some examples of the sort of subjects in the supplementary videos
copyright Tom Shepherd Art 2023 - 2065