Robert Dutton Fine Art

Associate Member - The Society of Graphic Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

14 October ‘22 - Autumn trees and fields with Derwent Inktense - Hovingham Village Hall, North Yorkshire

Hovingham Village Hall, North Yorkshire

Hovingham Village Hall, North Yorkshire
10am - 4.30pm

About the Workshop

This workshop has been created for artists with some experience with watercolour and those with a little more advanced painting experiences (perhaps with other media) who want to develop their creative style in a loose, impressionistic and expressive way.

Using the colourful and vibrant 'Derwent Inktense' sticks and pencils (24 colour set provided for each participant), you will explore layering, colur mixing, painting and colour drawing techniques to create a wonderful Autumn woodland or Autumn landscape - the choice id yours! 

You will learn to create real depth and distance in your paintings using inspirational reference of the beautiful fields and country lanes within Ryedale I have got to know which are close to Hovingham and Nunnington here in North Yorkshire.  

Derwent Inktense is magical and so easy to use - colours resonate with this beautiful free flow media in each and every painting. 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.

A very popular workshop as you can imagine, especially as materials to use are included in the price in this exciting workshop!

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 favourite painting media! The workshop will also help you build confidence with applying and mixing colours in layers, composition and further understanding of what makes a painting really work together with brush handling...and so much more!

The exciting creative techniques you will learn during this workshop you will be able to apply to other subjcts as you move forward and develop as artists after the workshop, not just with Derwent Inktense.

As a Derwent Associate Artist I have lots of experience with Derwent Inktense (and other media too), having organised and run lots of successful workshops encouraging participants the confidence to further develop their own styles in lots of exciting new directions with these subjects, and others too. 

Using good quality photographs as 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, atmospheric, expressive and much more than a literal copy of subject. Loose, energetic and expressive mark making is what this workshop is all about in this exciting workshop!

Your top class watercolour paper is also provided  (half imperial size 15 x 21 inch) top quality 300gsm (140lb) 'not' cotton rich 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 also (which is free) providing plenty of space for everyone to be near the hall.

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 don't want to bring your own. The local Hovingham Bakery which is 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 opposite the village hall, The Hovingham Inn or the Worsley Arms as well in the village if you want to have a sit down meal or light lunch - but, please 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 yet informative workshop, inspiring you to create really exciting paintings with this most versatile 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),

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'd like to book for your workshop with another payment method, please do get in touch with me

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 Autumn '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: Main St, Hovingham, York YO62 4JU

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