Less is More - Creating contemporary compositions in pure watercolourProposed Course
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Course Code: 1621-02


Incorporating a strong approach to colour with watercolour, incorporating hand embossing and collage. Simplicity is the aim, with a high degree of emphasis placed on composition and why it is so important.


This totally creative experience will take you through the thought process and practicalities of making truly contemporary artwork. Emphasis will be placed on experiment, brush skills, the importance of colour and tone, space and eventual presentation.

Please bring with you

Hardback sketchbook (optional)
Watercolour paper of your choice
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
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.

Website: www.watercolour-online.co.uk

Information and images © Copyright Jackie Devereux

23rd to 25th Apr 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

"Jackie's course was highly informative and allowed experimentation and development of my work - thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed it!" (November 2019)

"Jackie was an inspirational tutor." (April 2019)

"Excellent tutor." (November 2019)

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