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Painting courses with Tony Williams have been suspended due to the pandemic



This is a wonderful environment in which to learn, set in landscaped gardens and grounds at Lower Hummacott in tranquil North Devon. Absorb a  different method of  painting which excites the eye and allows you to make a brave leap of faith into a different way of working with oil paint. The example shown left uses part of the technique whereby dark paint is wiped away to reveal a simple and dynamic effect which can be over painted.

Students on a recent course said "it was like a light bulb coming on" when they had painted as never before!  Others, recently said that they had found something uniquely new. Also, brush up on traditional techniques and ways of seeing a painting evolve.

 It doesn't matter if you've never painted before or you have been painting for years and want to take a 'sideways look' at painting, as this technique offers some useful formulas and techniques to shortcut you into oil painting.

You don't need a lot of expensive paint and equipment and I don't mind giving away secrets learnt from years of painful practice!   I don't set out fixed course dates but if you let me know roughly when you want to come, I'll fit in to suit you.

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Painting days run from 10.00am to  4.00pm with a break for lunch. (don't forget your packed lunch)  I start with a quick demo painting and then show you through the method I use, helping along the way.  We will look at how to distil your own subjects into a simplified formula method, plus the  preparation of painting surfaces, brushes, techniques and methods for achieving various effects. I repeat the demo with a different subject or, even your own reference, showing you how to achieve a quick short cut with a formula you can use time and again. 

Please bring your oil paints and brushes plus, if possible, some well gessoed oil painting supports ( boards, not stretched canvas)  all other materials such as palettes, low odour  turps, rags, easles etc. are provided.

N.B. I make a small charge for paint and prepared boards if you need them.

Light refreshments will be available during the day but please bring a packed lunch with you.



2018 Tarriffs and Availability:  

 Solus teaching days are £170 per day   ( that is for one to one teaching.)       A deposit of £25 per day booked is requested when booking


 Shared Day Painting course £120 per student per day. (based on two students who have arranged to share their day in the studio with a friend or art society colleague)  

  Courses run weekdays.  A deposit of £25 per day booked is requested when booking. 

contact me to book 

 Let me know your ideal dates and I'll fix something up.

  Please, no dogs, as I have free range hens,  Thank you

Tony Williams 2021