‘Painting rock with Watercolour’

Workshop costs £35


Location – Wylam Institute, Wylam, Northumberland

Saturday the 24th of March 2018

Workshop – day course

Time – 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Medium  – watercolour

Level – suited to those with some experience of painting. Not suitable for total beginners

Free tea and coffee are provided

Further information


My all-day workshops are designed to give the learner time to experiment and absorb the ideas shown and then create a finished piece of work in the same session.

Painting rock is fun if you know a few tricks that help you illustrate it’s form and texture. In this watercolour workshop day, Jason will share a number of his painting methods that are incorporated into these rocky coastal watercolours.

During this afternoon workshop Jason will:

Provide inspirational images

Demonstrate methods of painting rock.

Show you how to plan the image to make the process ordered and logical

Discuss with you the image you intend to paint and help you plan the stages needed to make a striking watercolour.

In addition, he will paint alongside you, showing how he would work on a similar painting, taking you through the stages of it’s production.



What will you do in the workshop:


10:00   Welcome – set up your kit and grab a free cup of tea or coffee

10:15   Discuss the basics of creating the structure of rocks – painting on drawing paper

10:40   Exploring painting with a brush so it makes many lines at once – illustrating the rocks strata

11:10   Discuss the images you are working from – how to plan the composition

11:30   Draw out the composition of your painting

12:00   Block in thefirst coat colours within your painting

12:30   Lunch break while your first coat of paint dries

13:00   Adding the second tones to begin to shape the rock and land

13:45   Add the deeper tonal chapes – shadows

14:15   Add textural effects to mimic detail

14:30   Tea or coffee break while paint dries

14:45   Lift off highlights with a damp brush

15:10   Look again at tuning the shapes within the rock looking specifically at the shadows and final detailing .

15:45   Finish off artwork and discuss the work as a group with a cuppa

16:30   End of workshop

Please note: this is a rough guide to the timetable only.


What will you need to bring?


A packed lunch

Your watercolour painting kit, including:



Water pots



Masking tape

Masking fluid


Drawing board.

Any images you would like to work from.

Jason has some photographs you can work from, but you may wish to work from your own reference.


  Wylam Institute ( click on map )


Is there public transport to Wylam?

Yes – There is a railway station in Wylam situated next to the River Tyne on the opposite bank to Wylam main village. The walk from the station is about a quarter of a mile.

Is there parking near to the institute?

Free parking can be found directly outside the institute and in nearby streets.

How can you book a place on the workshop course?

Workshop costs £35 –

By clicking on the BUY NOW button above and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.


Other Payment Options:

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Painting with Skill LTD to:

Jason Skill,


Woodside Lane,


Tyne and Wear


Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.


Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales.

Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND