In-person course
in Stanwick, Wellingborough Maker & location details

Monthly Watercolour Classes



Each 2.5 hour session will have a different subject and emphasis. Exploring practical skills from surface preparation to application of paint, tools and use of mediums. We will be exploring a range of techniques to create washes, layers, textures and fine details, looking at different subjects for inspiration each month. You could dip in and out of these sessions as each is stand alone or book them in a series. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Old clothes are recommended About The Tutor: Louise Berrill is an artist living and working in a quiet village in rural Northamptonshire. Formerly trained at Loughborough University School of Art and Design, Louise graduated in 2006 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. In the years after, she continued to paint alongside working in galleries. Until she had her family, Louise taught art in a secondary school until 2013. Louise has painted and sold in galleries throughout the country and works on private commissions in the UK and internationally. Louise’s current work is very much focussed on the beautiful natural world; sunsets, the ocean, fields, even the Northern Lights. “I love colour and texture and my paintings show just that”.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included. Old clothes are recommended.


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


At Stanwick Lakes, we offer a range of Arts & Crafts and Heritage Courses, from watercolour painting classes to blacksmithing and wood-carving workshops. Alongside offering craft courses, Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

We have extensive play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore at leisure. We also have specially considered areas dedicated to nature and its wildlife, as well as the history of the site.

Parking is free for workshop attendees - please give your registration plate details to our reception staff in the Visitor Centre on the day.

Alternatively, you can become a member for just £42.00 per year, giving you free access to all our facilities for a whole year, while supporting Rockingham Forest Trust.


Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY