Birds in watercolour with Anjana Cawdell

Birds in watercolour with Anjana Cawdell


Anjana Cawdell is a watercolour artist based in Chilwell, Nottingham.

She has been painting in watercolour for nearly 10 years and her nature inspired paintings have found new homes not only in the UK but also internationally.

A member of the Nottingham Society of Artists, Anjana believes watercolour is a fascinating medium and loves to share how exciting painting in watercolour can be.

This workshop has been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition and this class is specifically tailored to suit a range of different abilities with beginners being very welcome.

Watercolour painting is a fabulous medium to work with and can be approached in many different ways.

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to different materials such as watercolour paper, paints and brushes. This will be followed by some warm up exercises addressing consistency of paint, use of water, brush control and creating textural effects.

Elements of a good composition will be discussed with the help of photographic references.

After a break for some lunch the afternoon session will start with a painting demonstration from Anjana, painting a scene from a photo reference with particular detail to techniques for painting bright and colourful birds.

Following this all participants will attempt to recreate their own piece.

If you have any suitable photo references please feel free to bring them with you on the day.

Course Highlights
Friendly, comfortable and well lit environment
All tools and materials needed to complete your projects
Generous table space
Clear information and demonstrations

The course focus is always on relaxing and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced watercolour artist. You will learn how to have fun with colours while familiarising yourself with how watercolour behaves and learning some useful tips along the way.

Participants of all abilities are welcome and no previous experience is required.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The course costs £58.00 to include materials, use of brushes etc and refreshments throughout the day.

FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the day but we would suggest you to bring your own lunch to the workshop
Alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.


David Humphreys at Created By Hand


The Stables, Strelley Hall
Main Street,
Strelley Village, Nottingham

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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

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