is watercolour coaching?
in watercolour painting will be conducted on a one-to-one basis in which I, as
your coach, will help you to develop your painting skills through a series of
planned activities. I will identify where you can develop new painting skills or
improve your existing skills and will work
with you to achieve these new skills.
advantage of coaching over painting courses is that teaching is tailored
specifically to areas of skill development which you need, not some set of generic skills. Your watercolour skill
development will be significantly
accelerated. You will probably learn more in a single coaching session than
you would in a week-long painting course. None of your time is wasted.
is a coaching programme in watercolour landscape painting.
does the Online Coaching Programme work?
online coaching programme will consist of a minimum of five interactive online
sessions between you and me, where images of paintings, exercises and comments
will be exchanged via the internet. Further sessions may be arranged if
half-hour of telephone consultation is built into the programme fee if you would
like to discuss your progress or any other issues with me.
will I need?
will need a digital camera to photograph your work and access to a computer
programme to allow you to transfer images from your camera. You may find a
camera tripod useful to avoid camera shake. You will also need an email account
to enable you to send photographs of your work to me via the internet as Jpeg
online coaching programme has the advantage that anyone anywhere in the world
can take a masterclass in watercolour painting with me.
will happen at the first session?
I’d like to know about you – I’ll ask you to send me a brief biography
including where you live and whether you work and if so what your job is and
what your other interests are. You can tell me as little or as much as you wish
but I’d like to get to know you if we are going to work together.
structure of the first session will depend on whether you have painted before or
are new to painting.
are new to painting then I will set you a painting exercise which you will
complete in the first session.
you have painting experience I’d especially like to know when,
how and why you started
painting. You will be asked to send a selection of images of your paintings
and/or drawings for the first session which I will analyse to identify areas for
skill development using my unique 5
C’s© painting system*. I will send you a written appraisal of your work
and I will show you, through a
stage-by-stage painting demonstration or by illustration using my own finished
paintings, the skills that you need to work on.
skill development areas will be prioritized and a detailed plan for subsequent
coaching sessions agreed between us. This plan is flexible depending on your
will be sent 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 but this is flexible – you can work at any speed
which suits you. However, the five sessions must be completed within one
calendar year of starting the programme.
will be sent a copy of the 5C’s
information pack explaining the system as part of your second session if you
decide to continue with the programme.
you decide to continue working with me there will be a minimum of four further
sessions. Each of these sessions will begin with a constructive critique from me
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 accommodate this.
next planned phase of your skill development will then be discussed and you will
be set a skill development painting task to complete for the next session on
happens after I’ve finished the programme?
final session will review your progress and I will suggest a long term personal
painting development programme.
may wish to continue to receive painting coaching from me immediately or at some
later date and we will agree a fee to cover this continuing tuition.
much does it cost?
fee for the complete five sessions of The Online Coaching Programme is normally
a special offer the fee will be £50
for the first session, to be sent to me via PayPal or some other means before
the first session. If you decide to continue with a further four sessions the
first session will be free and you will a pay a further £150 at the
beginning of the second session, making a total of £200 for the complete
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