19 – 24 September
About the course

Line & wash technique can be a most attractive diversion from using paint alone. A wash can be done with watercolour, watered down acrylics or even inks. Just a few added pen lines can really enhance a painting.  Alternatively a very detailed drawing can be completed with just a hint of washed-in colour.  You can add as much or as little pen work as you wish.  Line and wash is often used as an introduction to watercolour painting but is also a satisfying technique for those already experienced with other media.

In this course, we will experiment with line and wash in two ways;  putting the wash down first then doing the drawing, also putting washes over a ready drawn picture.  We will also try out both watercolour and watersoluble pencils; they are quite different. You will be able to choose your own topics as not everyone wants to draw or paint the same things!

Anne believes that everyone can draw and paint and her courses are popular because they are relaxed and fun. She believes that the way we interpret  our surroundings is very individual and she encourages her students to paint in their own style. It does not matter if you are a total beginner or a more experienced artist, you can work at your own pace. Shorland has a very large, fully equipped studio, so inclement weather is never a problem.


The holiday runs from 4pm on Sunday 19 September to 10am, after breakfast, Friday 24 September, with 4 day’s tuition and 5 nights’ accommodation. 


Anne KerrAbout the tutor

Anne Kerr grew up in the beautiful county of Cornwall and has always had a love of the countryside. She has been a teacher of adults for over 30 years.  She writes articles for Leisure Painter magazine and has been the guest judge for various art exhibitions.

Anne is a popular tutor and demonstrator.  She has held exhibitions in the UK, Spain, Australia and the United States. Her paintings are in many private collections.

To find out more about Anne and her work, visit her website at www.annekerrartstudio.com. She can also be found on YouTube at Anne Kerr Art Studio

Contact her directly if you have any questions about the painting side of the holiday. Email: annekerrartstudio@outlook.com


Comments from some of Anne Kerr’s previous studentsAnne Kerr Line & Wash

“We keep going back because it is such fun and we try new things.” LW
“I have been on many painting holidays but I have to say this is one of the best.” RK
“We really learned a lot!  You are a born teacher!” BR & AR
“I never thought I could paint a good picture – I am now getting commissions and it’s all down to you!” JH

Suggested materials

  • Sketching pens with waterproof (permanent) ink
  • Graphite drawing pencils – a selection of any from 2B to 9B
  • Watersoluble pencils of any kind including watersoluble graphite (if you don’t have these you can borrow mine)
  • A selection of good quality watercolours and brushes. You can also bring inks if you wish to use these.
  • Mixed media paper or watercolour paper. Choose hot pressed watercolour paper for fine detail or cold pressed if you want more texture
  • Watercolour palette
  • Kitchen paper and an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
  • Bulldog clips or masking tape
  • A bag to carry painting materials if we go outside to work
  • The studio has some easels and drawing boards you can borrow, if you are unable to bring your own
  • Camera and sketch book
All inclusive holiday prices:

£730 resident – single room

£670 resident – sharing a room

£560 non-painting partner – sharing a room

Price includes accommodation; breakfast with cooked option, lunch and 2-course dinner with coffee after; tuition; use of studio, with tea and coffee available all day.

Painting materials not included.


To check availability, request a booking form, or for more details, email  enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.uk, or call Sandy on 01598 763505.