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Watercolour painting courses, workshops and classes. Improve your watercolour techniques and skills using pigments suspended in water. Learn the art of watercolour painting and follow in the footsteps of Paul Klee, Edward Hopper and the great 'Painter of Light' J.M.W Turner.

£60
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st July 2018
The perfect art course for insect and butterfly lovers! Butterflies are amongst our most well-known and well-loved insects. They are also important pollinators. This watercolour painting day gives those of us who are fascinated by these ethereal creatures, the chance to study them and paint them in wonderful detail. This unique and absorbing workshop is aimed at lovers of painting, entomology, and pollination. You don’t have to be an expert in either, but you need...
£527
Suffolk - Next course on 22nd October 2018
4 day watercolour art residential for advanced watercolour painters, run by the Field Studies Council. Experienced watercolour painter and tutor Rob Dudley will guide you through the stages of creating paintings inspired by the seasonal landscape in and around Flatford Mill. After sketching in the field Rob will guide you in the studio, with plenty of tips and one-to-one tuition, in how to develop these sketches into more finished works. The course is aimed at...
£290
Gwynedd - Next course on 12th October 2018
Join art tutor Nuala Dunn for a weekend of painting in glorious Welsh landscapes. Run by the Field Studies Council at Rhyd-y-Creuau. The course will enable you to experiment and try out a variety of techniques and approaches with paint and to put these into practice responding intuitively to the landscape. We will work in an exploratory way, with colour, mark making, shape and tone, moving between indoor and outdoor spaces as the weather and...
£429
Suffolk - Next course on 6th August 2018
4 day art residential, run by the Field Studies Council. This fun course is equally suitable for near beginners and those who have painted in watercolours for a while. It will teach you how different types of ink can add a dynamic addition to your watercolour paintings at different stages. You will be shown how to apply inks in many ways. We will be working outside [weather permitting} and in the studio, using techniques that...
£527
Suffolk - Next course on 22nd October 2018
Four day watercolour art holiday run by the Field Studies Council - suitable for all levels. Taking inspiration from the hedgerows around Flatford Mill, Siân Dudley will encourage you to explore the glorious colours and textures of autumn. Using mainly watercolour paints you will also be encouraged to investigate other water-based media and experimental techniques to produce colourful images that give back something of the energy of summer. Siân Dudley is a professional artist, qualified...
£445
Devon - Next course on 30th July 2018
Residential watercolour course, run by the Field Studies Council. This course is ideal for those who wish to loosen up their watercolour or use watercolour in a more expressive way using this beautiful translucent medium en plein air, in and around Slapton Ley. There will be plenty of demonstrations, and one to one guidance, whilst we explore using resists, lift off and wet on wet and play with other intriguing methods. We will spend time...
£435
Suffolk - Next course on 6th August 2018
Enjoy a week in the inspirational surroundings of Flatford Mill and Constable country to develop your painting. This programme is for anyone who would like to join an informal group of enthusiastic, likeminded outdoor painters who are comfortable working without the need of a tutor. Each day the group will be taken out together by mini bus to a different location where participants will be free to spend their time working however they wish using...
£253
Suffolk - Next course on 24th August 2018
Two day weekend getaway to develop your watercolour technique, run by the Field Studies Council. In this exciting course artist Thomas Plunkett will be demonstrating and teaching his innovative watercolour techniques as well as showing how to create confident and dynamic watercolours using the beautiful surroundings of Flatford Mill as primary observation. Thomas is currently President of The Royal Watercolour Society and is a highly engaging tutor of watercolour techniques. Thomas Plunkett studied Fine Art...
£150
Essex - Next course on 28th July 2018
Join this two day watercolour workshop at Old Bank Studios, Harwich. Julie King, watercolour artist and author of How to paint Flowers in watercolour and Take three colours Watercolour Flowers, will introduce you to the secrets of flower and garden painting with tips on simplifying composition, colour mixing and interpreting textures with brushstroke techniques, as seen in her recent Leisure Painter article. Julie will provide garden imagery, but feel free to also bring along a...
£55
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 27th April 2018
Join us at this half day session and Louise Page our tutor will introduce you to the wonderful calming world of using watercolour paints for mindfulness. It is a great technique to bring us into the current moment and being mindful of the senses we use during the activity. It gives a break from our thoughts, helps us relax, releases anxiety and depression and helps us to be more engaged. Working with wet paper and...