Watercolour, pastel, drawing - Aquarelle, pastel, dessin

All levels of competence are welcome during my workshops.

My book, The Painter's Studio Handbook, Bloomsbury 2012, gives information about many of the techniques and materials required during the workshops and is available from Amazon.

Peintres de tous niveaux sont bienvenu pour ces ateliers. Veuillez nous contacter à movingbrush@gmail.com


Below is our new program and please get in touch to make a booking or for more information.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS - matérielles suggeré - materielles vorschlag  see below - voir dessous - unten sehen


Simon Fletcher                   

10 rue de Villeneuve

34610 St Gervais sur Mare


+33 (0)623 921 960

email - movingbrush@gmail.com

Web site - www.simonfletcher.org

Workshops/ateliers 2018

I loved being on Simon's workshop. Every minute if it. Painting, tuition, eating good food, drinking good wine, visiting your lovely home and Simon's studio.

The accomodation was perfect and all those lovely people! Such interesting conversations!

Thank you once again. I will be back!

Elisabeth from Stockholm


Information & brochures – email, movingbrush@gmail.com

Reservation, brochures and Prices from: 

Simon Fletcher, 34610 St Gervais sur Mare, France

+33 (0)467 236 528

+33 (0) 623 921 960

e-mail – movingbrush@gmail.com www.simonfletcher.org

L'acompte payé sur réservation pour certains de nos ateliers sera remboursé uniquement en cas de l'annulation de l'atelier

The deposit paid to reserve some of our workshops will be reimbursed only if the event is cancelled

 Voici la cote à Port Vendres, lieux mythiques pour les peintres. Ici, il y a cent ans les grands peintres, Picasso, Matisse, Derain etc. sont venues pour faire leurs expériences dans l'art moderne. Vous aussi avez la possibilité de peindre ici 24, 25, 26 et 27 septembre avec moi et un petit groupe des peintres. N'hésite pas à me contacter si ça vos interesse!

Simon Fletcher. Art Materials Checklist

The following are some of my preferred materials but if you are used to your own  please bring these with you.

Papers - Try some sheets or a block of any of the following

Saunders Waterford 300gm not* (medium) or rough

Fabriano 300gm not* (medium/cold pressed)

Lana 300gm not* or rough

Hahnemuhle 250gm or 300gm not* (Moulin du Coq)

Arches 300gm not* or rough

Various papers for pastel and drawing

*not is short for not pressed

Suggested hand made papers. Ask your art supplier for details

Moulin de Laroque,France

Amatruda, Italy

Brushes petit gris. If you need brushes try three or four various sizes of one of the following makes:

da Vinci


Winsor & Newton


Drawing materials and pastels


pencils (HB, 2B, 4B)

Coloured pencils (small box)

Pastel boxes. Bring a small box of one of the following makes of pastel:

Rowney soft pastels

Schmincke artist's pastels

Sennelier artist's pastels

A pastel fixative

Water colours. Tubes or full pans.


Quinacridone magenta, permanent rose, karmin permanent, alizarin permanent

Cadmium red medium or light


Cadmium yellow deep, cadmium pale & cadmium lemon.

Naples yellow.


Phthalocyanine. Chrome oxide


Phthalocyanine deep & phthalo cerulean.



Earth colours.

Raw umber.

Burnt umber.

Burnt siena.

Yellow or gold ochre

English or venetian red.

Lamp black

Note. Winsor & Newton, Rowney, Sennelier or Schminke are all reliable makes. Whenever possible I use the pigment name for my colours. These are sometimes printed on the tube or pan. Please don't buy a colour that does not have pigment information printed on it

Other things

A comfortable, light stool. A board 40 x 60 cm. A good water spray. Plastic water containers and a small sponge. A sketch book 30 x 20cm. A portfolio 40 x 60cm. A sun hat. An overall or apron.

Almost everything on this list can be bought online, in the UK from Jacksons art, in France and Germany from Boesner or Gerstaeker.

Please don't bring very old materials as they can be disappointing compared to some of the newer products available