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watercolour painting

4th - 8th june 2020

Watercolour painting weekend



4th - 8th June 2020


• Full-board accommodation in private ensuite twin bedroom

• 3 days’ painting tuition (average 4 hours per day)

• A tapas tour in Granada city

• An opportunity to display your work at local exhibition

• Excursions

• Transfers to and from Granada Airport

Flights are NOT included.


Jessica Shepherd


Moclín, Granada


Over the 3 days of the course, guests will have the opportunity to learn how to paint our beautiful Spanish flowers, local fresh fruits, leaves and seeds in an idyllic setting. You will learn more about the structure of flowers and how to use different paper types, brushes and paints. During the 3 days, Jess will show you how to paint black backgrounds in watercolour, how to light subjects and how to mix natural greens and greys. You'll be left to develop your own work under Jess’s supervision over the course and will be guided through the technique of burnishing once finished. This course is suitable for all levels.



Jess Shepherd is a hugely talented botanical artist and painter. When she paint plants she tries to become the subject. There is a great deal of observation involved even before her brushes touch the paper.

Jess trained in botany before committing herself fully to painting so that she would understand the processes of plants more comprehensively. Equipped with this scientific knowledge, Jess is now testing new approaches to her artwork to push the capacity for botanical art to bring greater awareness of plants and our interaction with them. Through her work, Jess hopes to inspire people to think beyond their experience whilst enriching our current perceptions of botanical illustration, its applications and how it sits within the larger scope of the visual arts.

10 Questions - Jessica Shepherd

We're recording mini-podcasts with all our tutors during which we ask them 10 questions about their work and what they hope to cover in their course with us. Here's Jess’s…


Price per person 975€ for the 4 nights (approximately £885) to include 3 days’ tuition, full-board accommodation and materials. Participants can, of course, bring their own materials if they wish.

Flights and Alhambra tickets are not included.

Only 5 participating places available on this course.

Non-participating partners, friends and family are more than welcome, and the price is 680€ per person sharing a double or twin ensuite room.


Accommodation is on a full-board basis in a private home located in the very historic village of Moclín, about 35 minutes’ drive from Granada city and airport. Guests will have private twin or double ensuite bedrooms. All classes will be held in a studio nearby, and there will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the glorious surrounding countryside.


The nearest airport is Granada. Both EasyJet and British Airways fly direct from London and Manchester.

The dates of the course have been scheduled to coincide with EasyJet flights from London Gatwick Airport direct to Granada Airport.

For more information please contact us