More Spills and Thrills ... an extraordinary thINKtank using ink and watercolourCourse FullCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Course Code: 0621-03


A no-nonsense approach to capturing a variety of subjects tailored to suit individual wishes, including flowers, still life and buildings.


Expect the unexpected during this highly experimental course which is designed to take each individual student on a voyage of discovery. Developing the imagination and ideas through simple but exciting exercises, fine tuning one’s dexterity with a variety of simple tools, will encourage ideas to develop – a thoroughly modern approach.

Please bring with you

Hardback sketchbook
Watercolour paper of your choice (I would recommend Bockingford 300g (140lb) ‘NOT’ or ‘ROUGH’ both for price and durability)
Watercolour tubes are best for this course, but bring what you have. (Contact Tutor for more information if needs be)
Plastic palette
Magic sponge
Water spritzer
Permanent Fine Liner pen(s)
Dip pen holder & nib(s)
Brushes……… Filbert; medium Squirrel Mop; Medium Flat
Two water (jam) jars
Kitchen roll

(This is not intended as a shopping list but as a guide – bring what you have and experiment also with some of my brushes)

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Extra watercolour papers


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jackie Devereux

Greatly influenced by Japanese art and the light of southern France, Jackie’s work ranges from pure contemporary watercolour on a large scale, to delicate pencil and expressive pen and ink – all experimental in nature. She has travelled extensively and as drawing is an integral part of her work and development her sketchbook is her constant companion. An experienced adult tutor, Jackie enjoys working with groups and sharing her ideas and techniques and watching others develop their potential.

Jackie’s work is well published and collected internationally. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and France, as well as in the USA and Japan. She has shown with the RWS, RI and with the Society of Graphic Fine Art regularly in Menier Gallery, Southwark and Bankside Gallery, London. Jackie was elected President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art for five years.


Information and images © Copyright Jackie Devereux

12th to 14th Feb 2021
Friday to Sunday


4pm onwardsresidents may check in
7.45pmNon-residents arrive
8-9.30pmTeaching session
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching Session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-3.15pmLast teaching session

"Wonderful course with an excellent tutor.  I'm delighted with the courses that the school offers." (February 2019)

"Great course as ever with excellent tutor.  Follow on please" (February 2019)

"Thoroughly enjoyable course, lots of information and useful ideas.  Going home inspired to do more!" (Summer School 2019)

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