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Tom Shepherd Presents the
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4 Zoom courses designed to help teach you the

CORRECT ways to IMPROVE your PAINTING

NEXT COURSE WILL BE RUNNING MID 2023

but WATCH-OUT for SUBJECT SPECIFIC COURSES RUNNING at the END of 2022

Video: Free Zoom Demo & Masterclass Series Introduction

"The zoom demonstrations are the best demonstrations that I have ever attended. I have learned more from you than any other artist. You are a truly gifted teacher and your enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you so much." - Sue

MORE FREE DEMOS to come
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taster sessions via ZOOM: 7 - 9pm (UK time)

watch live or catchup later (re-watch for 10 days)

Splashy Wildlife: booking closed

Expressive Portraits: booking closed

Characterful Figures: booking closed

Loose Scenes: booking closed

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 Limited Time Bookings - this series will only run once a year 
PLEASE NOTE: New dates for 2023 to be released soon
In the meantime please checkout the
Subject Specific Masterclass Series running in November '22

 

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4 Zoom Courses designed to help you learn the

CORRECT WAYS to IMPROVE your PAINTING

Suitable for ALL experience levels & styles

Tom will cover a BROAD RANGE of SUBJECTS across the courses

PRIMARY PRINCIPLES

Learn the 4 foundational principles of successful watercolour painting

9th, 13th, 16th & 20th May 2022

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Learn the keys to unlocking this unique & magical medium

23rd, 27th, 30th May & 6th June '22

LETTING LOOSE

Learn how to create painterly watercolours

& open your creativity

13th, 17th, 20th & 24th June '22

LOVING the LIGHT

Learn how to create watercolours full of atmosphere & mood

27th June, 1st, 4th & 8th July '22

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Join me for all 4 courses

Or pick and choose 1, 2 or 3 courses

(Prices vary depending on package chosen)

watch LIVE or CATCH UP later

(all sessions 10am - 1/1:30pm UK time)

re-watch each session for 14 days

Loads of other bonus material & extras

more info below

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What's holding you back from creating the watercolours you aspire to?

Whatever it is, this Masterclass series is designed to be a concise and to the point aid to help you break through!

What's included? How does it work?

Course details

Optional add-ons

Why online learning?

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Join me for a deep dive into enjoying your watercolours 

BOOK YOUR SPACE BELOW

and I will see you there

4 COURSES  £360

(save £280)

Own all 4 Courses + £80

Wildlife Course + £25​

FULL PACKAGE  £465

MOST POPULAR

3 COURSES  £320

(save £160)

Own all 3 Courses + £96

Wildlife Course + £40

FULL PACKAGE  £456

choose your courses upon booking

2 COURSES  £250

(save £70)

Own both Courses + £88

Wildlife Course + £55

FULL PACKAGE  £393

choose your courses upon booking

1 COURSES  £160

Own your Courses + £60

Wildlife Course + £75

FULL PACKAGE  £295

choose your courses upon booking

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I do all 4 courses in the series?

The Series has been designed to work as one whole unit, and I tried to price it in a way that was affordable to do so. I would recommend all 4 courses together, however the first two really lay the foundations for good watercolour painting if you are thinking to only do a couple.

Which courses should I choose?

I would recommend all 4, but if you are looking to choose a selection, I would recommend the first two as they give the really good foundations for all watercolour painting, whilst the other two take these principles and go even deeper.

You do not need any specific materials, other than your usual painting gear e.g., a small selection of brushes, standard colour set, your normal paper, and any sundries like palette, water pot, kitchen roll, etc.

I will email out (in plenty of time) a list of materials that I like to use, with other suggestions and alternatives.

Will it just be birds & wildlife in the demos?

Not at all. I am planning to get as broad a range of subjects as possible across the series. Booking on to more courses will give a broader range of subjects.

I am a complete beginner, is this series suitable?

Absolutely, this would be a fantastic place to start as beginner. There may at times be theory that is quite in-depth, however, I always try to pull out of this useable and practical advice however - for any level of painter.

If you have literally never picked up a brush I would recommend you do some painting in advance; but I would still say that this series would be the perfect platform to start learning watercolour.

I would recommend purchasing the add-on to own the course if you are a beginner, as a lot of this info will be great to refer back to time and time again as you develop.

I don't have a Zoom account, is this ok?

You do not need a Zoom account. You will be emailed a Zoom link which you will click on. You will be asked to either watch in a browser on your device or asked if you would like to download the app.

I do send out a PDF with full instructions on how to use Zoom

Are the reference photos copyright free? What if I want to show any of the paintings online (or even in person)?

Some photos will be completely copyright free. For these you can do what ever you please with the photo and the paintings from them.

 

Other photos will have been bought on a photo subscription website. I am licensed to send these to students for use as reference for paintings/study aids.

 

However, it is not within the license for students to then sell these paintings on social media/website (you may display them). It is also not allowed for students to exhibit or sell these paintings in person either...however...

 

...if a particular painting comes out very well and students would like to do any of the above; I am very happy to share the link so they can buy their own license. Then they can do what they like!  It is very affordable, generally working out at somewhere between £1 - £10 per photo.

I've been an oil painter for years, but have never even tried watercolours. Would this series be ok for me?

Yes, absolutely! I would be the perfect course for you. Some previous knowledge of painting in any medium would be a really great help, and you will find this series perfect for translating your existing knowledge into the medium of watercolour, and getting to grips with it fast!

I can't make the sessions live because I live in a different time zone. Can I catch up another time?

Yes, you will be sent a Zoom Link and password after each session. This will allow you to re-watch every session for 14 days, as many times as you like.

You can also own the courses you book onto by

purchasing the "own course" add-on.

Can I paint-along?

Yes, please do. The demo sections will be done in away that allows for painting-along i.e thoroughly explained as best as possible. I will say that paint-along with someone else is great fun, but there is an element of letting go involved and having to work at someone else's pace.

Many students paint-along live, they then go back and do it a second time via the re-watch link and they can then pause and work at their own pace.

Others simply watch live, then paint-along when re-watching.

Why is the cost so heavily discounted if I book onto all 4 courses?

The series really is designed to work as one whole unit, and I wanted to make it as affordable as possible for people to invest in the entire series