Watercolour Workshop- Spring Woodland Scene with Steve Coates

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Calder Art

34 Byram Arcade

Westgate Road



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Walk on a path through the woods on a lovely sunny spring morning. This workshop is a study of trees depth and light. Work with adventurous blending techniques and learn how to create strong shadows and depth. The aim is to create a dramatic three dimensional view through the woods which will look as though you can step inside!

About the Artist

Having spent most of his early years drawing in pencil and charcoal, Stephen decided to specialise in watercolours. However, like everyone else on the planet, he found it difficult and frustrating. He embarked on a long road of self learning and eventually gained an extensive understanding of the watercolour medium and developed his own unique style.

Stephen soon realised that his early frustrations with watercolours were shared by countless leisure artists all over the country. So much so that he set up as a teacher, runs courses and workshops, demonstrates at art societies and has written his own tuition book entitled - The watercolour enigma.

Stephen has a charismatic presentation style and likes to entertain a little too which keeps everyone on their toes and assists with the learning process. As well as painting live, he uses screen projections, engages the audience and explains precisely how the watercolour medium is unique. His enthusiastic teaching skills will certainly leave you with much to think about and provide many fresh ideas that you will want to try out yourselves.

Materials Required

Paper- Bockingford 140lb quarter sheets

Masking Fluid

Cotman or Artists Watercolour- Ultramarine, Light Red, Raw Sienna and Burnt Umber.

Brushes- Hake or large wash.

Standard round selection,

Half inch flat wash.

Pro Arte Stephen Coates Foliater Brush.

Soft pencil, eraser and practise paper.

All materials are available online at www.calderartsupplies.co.uk. Or you can pick these up instore before the class begins.

Materials Provided

Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:

Table Top Easel

13 x 17 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board

Palette or Mixing Plate

Limited sundry products are also available if you forget anything.

Course Details

Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking, either through the shop, phone or online. All sales are final unless transferring to another class in which a difference in price will be paid. Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason no refunds will be given.

You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484 422991 or visit in store.

We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site:


This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.

If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.

Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour.

You can visit our very own Arcade Café for a selection of delicious lunch options, you can see an example here: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCoffeeFood/.

There are plenty of local shops and cafes in the area within close walking distance to the arcade.

Alternatively, you may bring your own lunch.

The nearest car park available to the venue is the multi-storey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only


Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations.


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