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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.

£68
Cumbria
A day long introductory course in Botanical Illustration with Marion Wilson SBA from Cockermouth. As a SBA distance learning artist Marion has exhibited several of her pieces in the Westminster Hall SBA Spring show over recent years. Previous experience of painting with watercolours is recommended. You will learn all about painting botanical subjects. Choosing paper, how to mix paints and use various brushes, sketching out in pencil first , where to start, painting white spaces,...
£290
Shropshire - Next course on 13th July 2018
Use the medium of drawing and watercolour to celebrate summer by making a study of the flowers found in a Shropshire meadow. This course will lead you through basic watercolour techniques with short demonstrations in brush handling, colour mixing exercises to help you find the delicate hues of our wild flora and guidance on composition. Each day will be structured to allow plenty time for developing your own response to the subject with individual help...
£249
Suffolk - Next course on 9th November 2018
Weekend painting course at Flatford Mill, a historic venue for artists, once owned by the Constable family. This studio-based flower painting course, equally suitable for beginners and those with some experience, is an opportunity to create paintings or designs based on the autumn colours of late flowers, leaves and fruits. The use of pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache will be discussed and there will be plenty of individual tuition to help you develop...
£495
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd July 2018
Enjoy a dynamic 5 day art holiday at Preston Montford, run by the Field Studies Council. On this exciting painting course using the medium of your choice, watercolour, gouache, acrylic, line and wash, pastel, oil or mixed-media. Discover how to connect with the landscape and through a selection process paint in an expressive manner bringing variety and interest to your work. Whatever your painting style, realistic, expressionistic or abstract, acquire tips for how to simplify...
£60
Tayside
A professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists, John Johnstone has been teaching students at Forgan Arts Centre for over 25 years. Having studied and taught at Duncan of Jordanstone for many years, John travelled Europe painting and exhibited across London. This is an extremely popular class for all levels of ability and confidence. A relaxed working environment where you can work freely in any medium that you prefer, with guidance and advice from...
£50
Yorkshire - Next course on 5th July 2018
Line and Wash Painting Workshop in the Yorkshire Dales with John Harrison A relaxed, interactive, informal day delving into the mysteries of line and wash in John's unique style. Broadrake, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park has amazing views all around and no shortage of inspirational subject matter. The day will cover outdoor sketching, ink drawing and application of light watercolour washes to create a loose lively painting (or three), running from 10.00am. to...
£397
Suffolk - Next course on 31st August 2018
This long residential weekend course is a beginners' guide to portraiture, working with drawing media, watercolour and pastels. Through demonstrations and exercises Carole will demystify this art, helping you to improve your drawing skills to assess proportions, features and form, enabling you to capture a likeness whether it is of a loved one, a grandchild or a celebrity. This is also an excellent introduction to the Portrait Painting and Drawing week, see 30 Nov-07 Dec....
£139
London - Next course on 19th June 2018
A series of 4 art workshops working on location at the river Thames using a variety of techniques and media. Who is this course for Suitable for students who wish to explore an imaginative approach to working on location. The course will provide a practical introduction to a range of creative techniques and materials. Students should have some drawing/painting experience. All levels of experience welcome. This course will also suit students who are building up...
£362
Suffolk - Next course on 25th May 2018
Long weekend residential art holiday at historic Flatford Mill. Colour and texture are everywhere in the varied planting of Natalie Finch's garden in East Bergholt and the borders at Flatford Mill. There is a relaxed but focused atmosphere on this course - you can wander with a sketchbook or settle down to paint, perhaps looking along a path or through an archway. Demonstrations will be given in pencil and pen drawing, watercolour, gouache and combinations...
£500
Somerset - Next course on 20th August 2018
Treat yourself to a four day art holiday at beautiful Nettlecombe Court, run by the Field Studies Council. The course aims to use the media of watercolour to express the many aspects of the Somerset landscape. This includes visits to Exmoor, The Quantocks and the Somerset coast. Watercolour can be used to catch fleeting moments of the weather, atmosphere and skyscape, and then applied to a finished painting back in the studio. This was the...