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Beginners Watercolour with Susan Boddy, Old Bank Studios

Duration: Two days

Price: £140

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

This two day watercolour painting course is designed to give you the essential skills you need to begin your artistic journey in this medium.

For those who have never used watercolour paints or who need to go back to the start to hone basic watercolour skills, this course will lead you slowly through the important techniques and practices needed to produce successful paintings. Choice of paints, brushes and paper will be explained. You will learn how to mix varying consistencies of pigment and water and use these effectively in laying down washes. Basic colour mixing will be introduced. ‘Wet into wet’ and ‘wet onto dry’ techniques will be demonstrated and practised, then used in simple paintings. Skies, trees and buildings will be worked on and a ‘loose and free’ approach will be encouraged.

Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.

Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.

Please click through to our website for online booking or more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The course price includes a homemade lunch, refreshments and a cream tea.
All the materials and equipment you will need, including artist quality paints, are supplied on this course and you will have the option to buy your set of brushes.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th March 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
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  • Teen friendly

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