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Postal Address - Alpha Painting Holidays, Office 6, Town Hall, 86 Watling St East, Towcester, Northamptonshire. NN12 6BS.

Registered Address - Alpha Painting Holidays, Unit 4A, Kirklea Farm, Church Lane, Bdgworth, Axbridge, Somerset. BS26 2QH

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Phone : +44 (0) 1934 733877




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Learn to paint water, light and reflections in watercolour with Joe Francis Dowden. Joe has a passion for painting, he knows the tricks of the trade and he can show you what they are and how they work. He is known for helping artists at all levels get some impressive results. We know he can help you too. Joe is inspirational and instils the confidence to paint and brings out the best in his students.

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Water, Light & Reflections in Watercolour

He is good at one-to-one teaching and has an ability to work alongside beginners and get them painting competently. He can also nurture more advanced painters. His insights, tips and techniques are often simple but they are followed by amateurs and professionals alike.

This course is part location and part studio based. We will do sketching by the River Wye at possibly Symonds Yat and Cannop Ponds which are places suitable for painting water and come back to the studio and produce completed paintings under Joe’s careful guidance.


Joe Francis Dowden


19th - 22nd June


Mon 18th June


Wye Valley


Bells Hotel




Sketching & Painting

  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ






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