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Andy Evansen Watercolour Workshop – Burntisland, Fife, Scotland

Sunday 21st June to Saturday 27th June 2020

Due to Covid-19 the workshop has been rescheduled to 20th June 2021. Please contact me if interested in joining us then.

Andy Evansen painting on location

We are delighted to have American watercolour artist, Andy Evansen, visit us here in Scotland to conduct a workshop in June 2020. Andy is highly sought after as a tutor and we are very lucky to secure this week long workshop in beautiful Fife, Scotland.

Workshop places are limited and are sure to fill up very quickly. Andy will teach both in studio conditions and outdoors on location, known as En Plein Air, for a full five days.

the kingswood hotel

The workshop is fully residential and includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners plus lunch on Monday and Tuesday. We stay in the delightful Kingswood Hotel located in the seaside town of Burntisland, Fife looking across the water to Edinburgh. (It’s pronounced Burnt Island)

Have a look at some of the local scenery to give you a taste of what to expect regarding subject matter.

Prices and how to book are shown further down the page

About Andy

Andy Evansen – Signature Member of AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA

Andy looks to capture the landscape with economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.

He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition.  His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.

Below are some examples of Andy’s work. You can see more and read more about Andy on his website

APV Films recently released an instructional DVD (available as a download also) by Andy. You can look at this HERE which includes a video preview


Hotel accommodation for 6 nights, commencing Sunday June 21st 2020 at the Kingswood Hotel, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland.
Six evening meals commencing Sunday June 21st 2020
Six breakfasts commencing Monday June 22nd 2020

Lunch on Monday and Tuesday in the hotel

5 painting days with tuition from Andy – Monday to Friday
including instruction indoors in a private room plus various locations in the surrounding area.

Wind up session and critique on Friday afternoon

Transport for artist students on painting days to venues in minibus.

Help and assistance in planning your journey to the venue.


Travel to/from the hotel venue (however, pick up from nearest railway station or Edinburgh Airport may be available subject to arrival times)

Insurance – you are strongly advised to arrange adequate holiday travel insurance covering you for this type of holiday.  Travelling without insurance is not recommended.

Transport for non-painting partners on painting days. It may be possible to agree sharing a car(s) between non-painters but the minibus can only accommodate the painting students and instructor.

Alcoholic drinks during meal times. These are at your own expense.

Art materials – students must supply their own equipment including that suitable for painting outdoors on location. It may be possible to rent or buy some items, if arranged prior to the workshop.

Prices and how to book

You can reserve your place on this workshop with a £200 non-refundable deposit.

Please read carefully what is, and is not, included before committing to this workshop to ensure it meets your needs. You can also review our general terms and conditions using the links at the bottom of any page on this website.

Should this workshop have to be cancelled completely due to unforeseen circumstances you will, of course, have your deposit refunded.

Painter – Single Occupancy


Painter – Sharing Room


Non-Painting Partner
(must share a room)


Please Note

The hotel has a selection of double and twin rooms (no single rooms). You will be asked to state your preference when booking. Where possible, your choice of room will be allocated to you but please understand this may become difficult as the workshop books up. The sooner you book the more likely you receive your preferred room type.

Additional Information

For those flying to the workshop the nearest airport is Edinburgh International, approximately 30 to 40 minutes from the venue, and the area is also served by very good rail and road links. Pick ups may be arranged either from the airport or local railway station for those not travelling by car, subject to your arrival times.

This will all be discussed with individual students/partners well before travel time. We will endeavour to make your journey as easy as possible and offer suggestions regarding local transport. We are here to help.

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