Beginners watercolour taster day



If you have never painted in watercolour and are not sure whether it is for you, this taster day is the perfect way to give it a go. Aimed at beginners, we’ll take it at your own pace.

All materials are provided and the group is small, so you will get lots of individual guidance. We will cover materials and making the water work for you. We will explore mark making, tones and colour. You should go away with lots of tools in your kit, so that you will be itching to get a paint brush out and give it a go.

As well as the artist quality materials, refreshments are included. This course is held in Berkshire in a lovely rural location. It is one of a series of courses held by Liz Chaderton, covering all aspects of watercolour, ink, working on canvas....

Liz is an experienced artist, tutor and author of three watercolour books.

Our venue is Micklems Farm in Knowl Hill. During lockdown Micklems refurbished the studio putting in new flooring to facilitate cleaning, new desks to help with social distancing and a camera system to enable demonstrations at a greater distance. Lunch is no longer included to prevent cross contamination. During good weather there is wonderful outside space to be enjoyed. Cleanliness and hand washing is actively encouraged. If you are not feeling well or are self isolating, please do not attend. In turn, the tutor promises not to teach if not well or isolating. If I am unable to teach I will of course refund you in full.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All artist quality materials and refreshments are included. You just need to bring your enthusiasm!


Liz Chaderton at Liz Chaderton Artist


Micklems Farm House
Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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In-person course
Janet Horsley - - #34949

Really enjoyed this course. Perfect for a complete beginner like me. Beautiful setting. It's two days after the course and I did a bit of painting this morning!

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Ooh gold star for putting your learning into practise, so soon after the course. Well done and keep going 😁. So pleased you enjoyed it!

In-person course
Sue Wilding - - #34940

Lovely day. Excellent tutor who assessed our needs beautifully. Lovely setting.
I had been given the course as a 60th birthday present- two years ago. I think it will become the most memorable present

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Sue, what a lovely review. Thank you! I hope this will be the present which goes on giving for years!
Best wishes, Lizx

In-person course
Jonathan Wilding - - #34937

Had a lovely day today, learnt a lot and now need to make sure I put it in to practise.

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Delighted you enjoyed today and hope you put plenty of miles on your brush!

In-person course
Jackie Holley - - #30776

I really enjoyed the day. Liz is a fabulous tutor who I've met before and didn't fail to instruct and make sure I understood what I was doing!

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you back at Micklems soon!

In-person course
Stephen Dowling - - #30770

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Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Stephen - thank you for such a lovely review! I am delighted you enjoyed it and am well impressed with the koala and fish you and your family have already painted. Be less sporadic and you will make huge progress, I promise! Lizx

In-person course
Joanne Doherty - - #30766

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learnt so much. The set up worked very well, the explanations and demonstrations were clear and concise and the TV screen was very helpful to see the demonstrations in detail. Good range of practical tasks, well paced and nice resources to use. The venue was beautiful and hosts very welcoming. I feel much more confident in my skills now!

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Joanne, thank you for a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed it. Please keep painting!

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