Jem Bowden – Watercolours Techniques – (02-11-2015)

In this course Jem will explain and emphasise the importance of composition, and a direct, fluid and expressive use of watercolour. Boldness of approach will be encouraged as a way of learning and enjoying the process. Jem will show how brushwork, tone, colour and all ‘dynamics’ of a painting can be brought together Jem-Bowden-watercolor-pleinair-3with observational skills to capture the atmosphere or essence of a subject. Through demonstration and explanation each day Jem will make these things simple in theory, and then help you to put them into practice! He is a generous and encouraging tutor, and will guide your development at the rate you desire.

Special discounted offer 

1150 € – £850 per person

(Single Room)

Course start date Monday 2nd November 2015

Accommodation is available for seven nights from Saturday the 31st of October to Saturday the 7th of November or from Sunday the 1st of November to Sunday the 8th of November


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Jem Bowden – Watercolours Techniques – (02-11-2015)


This is a guideline only, as there maybe factors outside our control which can easily force changes to be made.

Saturday 31sat October & Sunday 01sun November;

Arrival days

Monday 02mon Nov;Jem-Bowden-watercolor-pleinair-2

Tuition begins in the morning. Jem will give a broad overview of the course followed by a painting demonstration. Students will then begin by sketching around the gardens with the aid of a viewfinder. After a delicious lunch, painting will begin on a scene of each student’s choice, with Jem assisting and advising.

Tuesday 03tu Nov;

After breakfast we will head out to one of the inspiring and stunning landscape locations. Jem will then begin with a demonstration painting. Students will be free to wander and decide upon their own vantage points around the location from which to work. Lunch then may be taken out at a nearby cafe, before we return to Las Orchideas in the afternoon to either relax or continue work around the grounds or in the studio. Jem will be available for those who choose to continue their artwork.

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Wednesday 04wed Nov;

Another day spent at, or close to Las Orchideas. We might make a very short walk to paint a local view across the valley. Students may wish to watch Jem demonstrate initially or just begin their own paintings straight away. Another delicious lunch back at the villa before the option, as usual, to either relax or to continue painting in the afternoon. Possibly our first ‘positive critique’ session at this point also, or any ‘request demonstrations’ of particular techniques by Jem to the whole group. Alternatively, if the group desire it we might do a ‘paint along’ of a scene together in the studio.

Thursday 05th Nov;

We will for the second time be driven out to an inspiring location to paint in the glorious light and shade ‘en plein air’! Jem will talk through his rationale and offer the usual demonstration on arrival for those who wish to watch before beginning their own masterpieces. We will be here for a few hours before taking lunch out again, and afterwards return to Las Orchideas.Jem-Bowden-watercolor-pleinair

Friday 06fr Nov;

The final day of supported painting will be spent around the gardens, or in the studio at Las Orchideas. Jem will continue to support all students at their own pace, providing individual attention as desired. At some point we will have a final ‘positive critique’ to look at the week’s work together, noting how far we have come since day one. And perhaps a glass or two of wine to celebrate (probably not for the first time!)

Saturday 07sat and Sunday 08sun Nov;

Departure days. Adios Amigos – happy painting!

Additional Information

Arrival Date

Saturday October 31Sat / Sunday November 01Sun

Start Date

Monday November 02Mon 2015

Cost in Euros €

1150 €

Day workshop

5 Days

Nights in the house

7 Nights




all levels

Departure date

Saturday November 07Sat / Sunday November 08Sun


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