Robert Dutton Fine Art

Associate Member - The Society of Graphic Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

28 October ‘22 - Autumn Moorland landscapes with Derwent Inktense - Hovingham Village Hall, North Yorkshire

28 OCTOBER 2022 Hovingham Village Hall

Hovingham Village Hall, North Yorkshire
10am - 4.30pm

About the Workshop
This workshop has been created for artists with some some painting experiences with different media who want to further their creative style in a loose, impressionistic and expressive waywith a really versatile media - Derwent Inktense! 

Using colourful and vibrant ‘Derwernt Inktense’ sticks and pencils (24 colour sets provided for each participant), you will explore layering, colur mixing, painting and colour drawing techniques to create a really atmospheric and expresive moorland landscape.

You will learn the skills to create glazed colours and pastel techniques in one with your media - ideal for artists wanting to take the next step or explore further techniques with mixed media as Inktense created wonderful pastel, ink  and watercolour effects in one! Applying rich deep colours and luminous darks you will create real depth in your moorland paintings that will be filled with lots of expression and dramatic effects.

Derwent Inktense is magical and so easy to use - colours resonate with this beautiful free flow media as you create painting and pastel mark making in one with this versatile media. With regular demonstrations, group and one to one tuition throughout the day you will experience how wonderful the media is to use to create your own paintings full of expression and colour on top quality watercolour paper (half imperial sheet - provided).

Another very popular workshop with expert tuition which everyone loves - especially as materials are included too!

Early booking IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as places are limited to just 14 students only

With regular step by step demonstrations I will teach you how to fully explore the painting and drawing posibilities with  Derwent Inktense - one of my fvourite media to use. The workshop will also help you build confidence with mixing colours with the exciting creative techniques gained during this workshop you will be able to apply to other chosen media too way beyond the workshop.

As a Derwent Associate Artist I have lots of experience with Derwent Inktense (and other media too). I have organised and run lots of successful workshops which encourage all those who attend the confidence to further develop their own style too in lots of exciting new directions. 

Using good quality photographs painting reference to work from (provided or...bring your own if you wish),  I will show you how to translate what you see into paintings that will be colourful and enegetic that you will be proud of!

Your paper is provided (half imperial 15 x 21 inch top quality 300gsm (140lb) ‘not’ watercolour paper).

Hovingham Village Hall
Hovingham village Hall is a clean, bright, well lit and well appointed, warm and spacious village hall and is ideal for our workshop! There is a large kitchen with all the facilities, toilets etc, modern folding tables etc and comfortable chairs for use during the workshop - plenty of room to spread out and thoroughly enjoy your day in comfortable surroundings. Everything you need is here!

There is ample parking space at the village hall and with plenty of on street parking close to the village hall too (which is free), there is plenty of space for everyone.

Lunch is not included in this workshop so please bring your own packed lunch if you wish.

However, there are several great choices for food in the village if you dont want to bring your own. The local Hovingham Bakery a short walk away from the hall, has a wide range of great sandwiches and cakes to choose from. There is a great tea shop adjacent to the village hall, The Hovingham Inn or the Worsley Arms are close also if you want to have a sit down meal - but be mindful of the time! The village store (again close to Hovingham Village Hall) also has a range of snacks and food items to choose from too. Plenty of choices!

I’m really looking forward to teaching you some great art techniques in this wonderful relaxed learning environment inspiring you creating great art together with this most versatile of media.

What is provided

Half imperial sheet of top quality 300gsm (140lb) ‘not’ 100% cotton rich watercolour paper (15 x 21 inches) for each student.

Full set of 24 Derwent inktense blocks and pencils for each student to use during the course of the workshop only.

A choice of top quality  A4 photographic references to work from and use during the course of the workshop only.

Tea, coffee and buscuits (included) provided throughout the workshop.


What you need to bring to the workshop.

Permanent White Gouache. Essential!

A variety of different watercolour brushes.

Essential: large brushes such as sizes 24, 30 round and 1 and 2 inch ‘flats’, Swordliner (large) and above in size Large Chinese soft hair brushes if you have them are highly recommended to bring also.

Your own favourite brushes too but the large brushes are essential!!

An old hog brush or tooth brush for textured paint effects,

Water Spray atomiser,

Old jam jars or similar (for clean water mixing),

Wells or shallow containers for mixes of colour (bring plenty)

Kitchen roll,

A drawing board (to fit 15 x 21 inches watercolour paper highly recommended),

Masking tape,

Bulldog clips,

Graphite stick - 4B,

An eraser

If you are a messy worker (a bit like me I guess) then please do bring a dust sheet for your working area.

Please bring your own packed lunch as lunch is not provided during the workshop


Please note
The workshop starts promptly at 10am and finishes at approximately 4.30pm (lunch break 12.30 - 1.30pm)
Please arriveat at least 30 minutes before the workshop to set up your things to ensure a prompt start.

Thank you.

To book your workshop please follow the link provided. Payment is via Paypal.
If you preffer to pay via another method, please get intouch. 

Terms and conditions of booking
Once booked and in the event of cancellation 50% refund will be given only.
Cancellation 1 week or less prior to the workshop 0% refund will be given.
However transfering onto another workshop at Hovingham Hall for ‘22 is possible.
Thank you

Further information
For further information about the village hall visit
For any enquires about any aspect of the workshop please do get in touch by email or phone
mobile 07522238822

Thank you and look forward to teaching you soon.


  • Full day workshop per person (to include a box of 24 Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils for use during the workshop only) : £50.00

Location: Hovingham Village Hall, Main St, Hovingham, York YO62 4JU

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