with artist and tutor Sheena Phillips


Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July

10am - 4pm

13a Great King Street, EH3 6QW


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In this two-day workshop with Scottish landscape artist Sheena Phillips students will learn how to paint seascapes in the studio using photographs as reference.


The workshop will look at how to paint horizons, skies and waves. Students can take guidance from Sheena’s demos and practice with sketches in darks and lights and colour palettes so you set yourself up for success before you start painting.   

We will practice with limited colours so that you are able to let your mind focus on other things


On the second day, Sheena will demonstrate two different palettes and the colours and tones we choose to use convey different feelings and emotions.


This workshop will again show how all the elements in the painting can be brought together and when to leave things out by using tonal and colour sketches. 


Students can use the reference photographs that I provide or bring their own to use your own. This preparation lets you get to know your subject and sets you up for success.


Sheena will also demonstrate any specific parts of a seascape that are requested.


The aim of this workshop is to paint what you want to say in your own way and above all to be kind to yourself.


Materials List

Any paints, pastels or crayons that you have. Sheena will demonstrate in watercolour with perhaps some charcoal and pastel.


You will find these will be useful for the sketches

A4 or A5 sketch book with cartridge paper

soft 6b pencil, white pastel, charcoal and white, grey and black paint-any kind.


You will need for paintings

Good quality watercolour paper at least 140lb weight.  A spiral bound pad with two bulldog clips is useful so you don’t have to keep cutting paper.



You do not need all but at least a warm and a cool colour of each primary colour.  Look at the colours that you have already and try to decide which they are.

Black /Payne’s grey/ sepia will be useful too. 



1-1.5in flat brush Size 6 and 10 round and a small detail brush.

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In order to fulfil our obligations to tutors and models, as well as sustaining cash flow to the school, please note that we are only able to offer 50% of each class capacity to those booking with credit. If you are not able to redeem your course credit this term, we will endeavour to honour your credit in the following term. Please read our Refund Policy closely.