Painting Bluebells in Watercolours & Gouache

Painting Bluebells in Watercolours & Gouache


There is no more perfect way to embrace the wonders of nature than by sitting among the carpet of native bluebells at Nower Wood while learning the best ways to paint these blooms. We will set up tables and chairs in the woods for the students to maximise the experience of learning how best to paint with watercolours and gouache. Weather need not be a concern as we have covered areas and plenty of open air classroom space where the bluebells are within touching distance.

On the day you will learn how to colour match the variety of hues that nature gives us - in particular, the blues and purples this flower exudes . Various techniques will be demonstrated by your tutor and implemented within your artwork throughout the day. You will leave this course inspired by the woodland and how you can express its beauty through your artwork.

About your tutor, Christina Rossman:

Christina is a professional painter, graphic designer/illustrator and photographer with a Danish background. She can always be found working with a sketchbook using pencil, ink & watercolour to capture moments, ideas and details. She is an experienced teacher who caters to the needs of beginners as well as improvers.

What you will need on the day

Have available whatever watercolour materials you may have (good quality brands if possible).

A4 or A3 watercolour pad (300 gsm – Smooth and/or Rough), Selection of pencils HB, 2B, 4B, rubber, sharpener, pair of scissors.

A set of watercolours: Tubes or pans.

A set of watercolour brushes: large and small sizes

Coloured gouache

White permanent Gouache (Preferably Winsor Newton as this covers best).

Watercolour palette for mixing paint.

Masking tape & Masking fluid.Tissues and 2 jars of water.

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How we are addressing issues associated with COVID-19 on every Adult Learning course.

We have fully revised our risk assessments to adhere to the Government issued COVID 19 guidelines.

*We ask that upon arriving at the centre, the delegates remain in their cars until just prior to the course start time.(arrangements will be made for those not driving).

*We will welcome delegates in our outdoor classroom rather than inside the centre.

*The delegate’s temperature will be checked on arrival and anyone showing any symptoms which could be COVID-19 related, will be asked to go home. They will be given the option of receiving a course credit, a place on another course, making a donation or a full refund.

*All surfaces and any equipment will be fully sanitized prior to each course.

*Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers will be required before entering the premises and throughout the day.

*There will be a maximum of 10 delegates on this course.
We will maximise the amount of time spent outside whenever possible.

*The doors and windows will remain open during this course to ensure regular airflow.

*Classroom seating will be set up ensuring the 1 metre + distancing rules are met.

*The tutor will retain a 2 metre + distance from the delegates. In the cases where this is not possible, a face covering will be worn.

*Following government advice, it is suggested that delegates wear face coverings indoors.

Delegates must bring their own water bottle/hot drink and cup. We are a nut-free centre, so please avoid food containing nuts.
We request that delegates notify us if they develop symptoms up to 14 days after attending this course so that staff and other course delegates can be notified.

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


Adult learning team at Surrey Wildlife Trust
Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Mill Way
KT22 8QA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners




5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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