original watercolour coaching programme typically consists of a minimum of five
two-hour meetings between you and your coach. Further sessions may be arranged
structure of the first session will depend on whether you have painted before or
are new to painting.
you have painting experience then you will be asked to bring a selection of your
paintings to the first meeting which will be analyzed to identify areas for
skill development using my unique 5 Cís painting system (see Leisure
Painter February to June 2007) which
guarantees that anyone can learn to paint or enhance their existing painting
you are new to painting then I will set you a painting exercise which you will
complete in the first session.
skill development areas will be prioritized and a detailed plan for subsequent
coaching sessions agreed between you and your coach. This plan is flexible
depending on your development.
coach, I will show you, through a painting demonstration, the skills that you
need to work on and we will practice these skills together during the coaching
will be set a painting task to complete by the next coaching session which will
help you develop your skill in a defined area of painting related to your skill
timescale for further sessions will be agreed between us to suit your other
commitments. It is expected the minimum period between sessions will be one week
and the maximum one month.
of these sessions will begin with a constructive critique of your
task from the last session and a review of problems and successes you
encountered. I will suggest how further improvements can be made in
developing your skills in this area. You may wish to spend more time on
acquiring a particular skill and the coaching programme can be adjusted to
The next planned phase of your skill development will then be discussed and you
will work with the coach on a painting exercise focusing on a particular skill.
will be set a skill development painting task to complete for the next session
on each occasion.
final session will review your progress and suggest a long term personal
painting skill development programme.
coaching sessions will normally take place at my studio in north