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T OF EVENTS 2021

May 4 - 16. 2021. INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR MASTERS. Exhibition. Demonstrations. Workshops.
Venue: International Sports Centre. Lilleshall.  

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Near Newport
Shropshire
United Kingdom
TF10 9AT

If travelling to the centre using Satellite Navigation please use the alternative postcode TF10 9LQ

+44 (0)1952 603003

 
May 4th Opening Day. Demonstrating main stage.  May 6,7,8. International Workshop by Joe Dowden. Covering water reflections, composition and technique. Standalone workshop completing detailed paintings, and practising techniques for watercolour realism.        
 



NEXT UP.


June 6th 2020. 

"GO WITH THE FLOW"

24 Hours of live painting on ZOOM video link. 100 painters from round the World, 20 minutes each. Filming continues through each time zone. This is looking like the biggest global event of 2020. 

 GO WITH THE FLOW is  run by Australian master Szczepan Urbanowitz of Brisbane. He is a professional artist who became known round the world for his plein air paintings of Brisbane. He's put Brisbane on the world watercolour map, with many paintings showing this beautiful historic city. 

Check it out on Facebook/Instagram - See you there - JUNE 6th 2020. 

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2019

The Oxford Union: November 2019. Public lecture and painting demonstration.

Moscow: November 2019. Moscow 1st International Watercolor Exhibition. "World of High Watercolor" 

Coming in 2021: INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR MASTERS MOVED FORWARD FROM 2020 TO 2021. See IWM2021 Facebook / Instagram. See David Poxon Facebook Instagram.

David Poxon, Leading Global Watercolour Master, is the Architect of IWM 2021.        

INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR MASTERS MAY 2021.  
Opening May 4, 2021.
Exhibiting May 4 - 16, 2021.
Televised opening day watercolour, main stage, opening day - May 4, 2021.
Masterclass May 6 - 8.    
WORLD'S LEADING MASTERS EXHIBITING, DEMONSTRATING AND RUNNING MASTERCLASSES.
 
RATHER THAN JUST RE-RUN IN 2021, THE PLANS WERE MADE EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THE PROJECTED 2020 SHOW. THIS IS SIMPLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND BEST GLOBAL WATERCOLOUR EVENTS.

History of International Watercolour Masters. (This is an international, copyrighted brand).
 International Watercolour Masters is the brain child of UK master David Poxon. The concept is simple - to bring watercolour back home to the UK.
 China started watercolour as we know it. They developed the process, the paper, the brushes and the pigments. 800 years ago. Chinese colours had similar brilliance and permanence to modern scientific pigments. The Chinese became the global masters of Watercolour. Paper and brushes came to Europe from China via Arabia in the Middle ages. 
 200 years ago, the British re-popularised the art of Watercolour in China. Since then there has been a second surge of watercolour in China which has put Chinese masters in the forefront of global art, via their watercolour painting - the elite form of painting because of the skill required and the impossibility of correcting errors. 

 Now we see the brilliance of Chinese watercolour, and the development of master practitioners in France, Russia, Australia, Thailand the USA and other global hotspots as well as countries throughout the world where the craft has been specialised and developed to almost unbelievable heights.
 Yet it was Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, with its magnificent landscape for painting, which re-ignited global watercolour. Since that time Watercolour/Aquarelle has consistently grown and is now the world's most popular medium.
 The concept is to bring Watercolour back home, back to the UK so everyone here can not only see these magnificent paintings and the masters, but to realise this is their heritage. 

       

Joe Dowden's Events - General Description.   

Global painting events, including workshops, masterclasses, seminars, and demonstrations in any place or country.
Inspirational sessions for children and students. Classes for professional development.


Limited number of workshops in the UK.

Masterclasses for individuals.  

Croatia Course

Regular plein air and studio painting course in the Zupa Dubrovaska region of Croatia.


LIST OF EVENTS 2019

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une 29. UK WORKSHOPS FINDON.
Download pdf below -

June 29th 2019. Venetian Gondolas - Beautiful Light and Colour

July 2019. Cowbridge Art Society – Cardiff. TBA

July 31 2019. Caterham Art Society. Demonstration.

September 5-7 2019. UK WORKSHOPS FINDON. Download pdf

September 14 2019. UK WORKSHOPS FINDON. Download pdf. Woodland River - Bright Colour, Light and Reflections

September 17–24, 2019 Cortona, Italy. Watercolour Holiday. info@paintinginitaly.com Freephone: 08081185729

Mobile: 07802682575 website: www.paintinginitaly.com

September 28, 2019. Walton on the Hill art group  Workshop.10am - 3.30pm. M/C Pamela Shingler

September 2019. Brushes Art Group. Worthing UK. Details to be announced.

October 1, 2019. Ledbury Art Society. Demonstration.

October 1, 2019. Additional event – Hereford UK.

October 12, 2019. UK WORKSHOPS FINDON. Download pdf.

October 2019. Cowbridge Art Society. Demonstration. Details To be announced.

October. West Horndon Art Group. Workshop. Details to be announced

November 16, 2019. UK WORKSHOPS FINDON. Download pdf. Marine Sunset, Dazzling Sun, Warm Light.

November 21, 2019. Moscow. 1ST International Watercolor Exhibition. Signature Exhibitor. World of High Watercolour.  

November 23, 2019. Oxford Union. Oxford UK. Demonstration Painting.

November 2019. Demonstration. Brecon, Wales UK.

November 2019. Workshop. Brecon, Wales UK.


List of Events 2020

January 11, 2020. Demonstration. Guildford Art Society.

February 8, 2020 Saturday. Demonstration. Fleet. Art Society.

March 2-6, 2020 Residential Course. Hotel based. Bournemouth

May 2, 2020. Workshop Fleet Art Society. 

May 5, 2020. MOVED FORWARD TO 2021. International Watercolour Masters. IWM 2020 IS NOW iwm 2021. Lilleshall Hall. UK. BOOKING: WWW.SAA.CO.UK/MASTERS

International Watercolour Masters 2021 Opening Day. Exhibiting. 4 Large new works.

May 4, 2021. International Watercolour Masters Demonstration. Live television. Main stage.

May 6-8, 2021. International Watercolour Masters 2021. Three day Masterclass.

April/May/June 2021. 8 Day Croatia Watercolour Holiday. TBA. By invitation. Register for invitation by email.

June 15 – 19, 2020. Alpha Painting Holidays. Plein air and studio Course. Exmoor.  www.alphapaintingholidays.com  

September 2021. China.  

LIST OF EVENTS 2021 

May 4 - 16. 2021. INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR MASTERS. Exhibition. Demonstrations. Workshops.
Venue: International Sports Centre. Lilleshall.   

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Near Newport
Shropshire
United Kingdom
TF10 9AT

If travelling to the centre using Satellite Navigation please use the alternative postcode TF10 9LQ

+44 (0)1952 603003

 
May 4th Opening Day. Demonstrating main stage.   May 6,7,8. International Workshop by Joe Dowden. Covering water reflections, composition and technique. Standalone workshop completing detailed paintings, and practising techniques for watercolour realism.          
 






 

Itinerary includes specialist masterclasses for individual painters or pairs of painters. These are private arrangements and not published. Usually they run from 1 to 4 days. Operated in any country.   

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2019 workshop itinerary .pdf

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