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Watercolour art course for beginners and more experienced amateur artists in Kidderminster, West Midlands

Watercolour course for absolute beginners in Kidderminster
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About the Course

14-week watercolour art course, running Wednesdays 6pm-9pm.

You are invited to join a small group of enthusiastic, like minded people to study Watercolour painting in relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio. Guided by a professional Artist Raya Brown you will receive step-by-step instructions and individually tailored tuition, inspired by Raya’s watercolour demonstrations and her own work.

What is included:
• Learning about materials and equipment
• Studying colour mixing and colour wheel
• Exploring some watercolour techniques
• Experimenting with different textures and washes
• Learning to paint from observation and portray depth and space
• Studying old and contemporary masters of watercolour

The subjects covered:
• Still life painting
• Floral painting
• Animal painting
• Landscape painting


The cost is £18 a week.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and cakes are provided plus relaxed therapeutic atmosphere

Contact

Raya Brown at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio
Kidderminster
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 2TB
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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Reviews

In-person course
- - #9041

A thoroughly absorbing workshop. I had never worked with wool before and I had not appreciated what a flexible medium it is. Using fibres in a creative landscape and blending the colours was both both exciting and refreshing with an amazing and colourful outcome. Raya’s patience and skill in demonstrating and teaching was much appreciated. Thank you. John.

In-person course
- - #9045

I enjoyed the course and took away a wool painting I created. Raya is a professional artist who has gathered a wealth of skills working with wool and loves sharing her experience with her students. My wife couldn't believe what I had achieved on my first ever wool painting course using Raya's techniques. It has inspired my wife to book a wool painting workshop with her friend. I thought the course was very relaxing and I would recommend this course to anyone.

In-person course
- - #9088

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Friendly welcome, excellent tuition for a total novice with no previous art/craft experience + those with experience. Well structured, great pace. I am totally amazed by what can be created in such short time. Thank you!

Debbie

In-person course
- - #9611

I have had a wonderful day! Raya is welcoming, warm and encouraging . With her guidance I managed to create a painting that I am so proud of. Thank you, Raya.

In-person course
- - #9703

Wonderful workshop! I am so thrilled with the picture I created. Raya is marvelous teacher, so creative and inspiring. Karen

In-person course
- - #9813

I attended a wool painting course with Raya Brown in Kidderminster. I really enjoyed exploring merino wool fibres and creating a fibre picture using Raya's methods and techniques. Raya as encouraging and made me, as a beginner, feel at ease. Raya is a practicing artist. Her lovely work was displayed in the studio and inspired me. I feel very proud of my wool painting that I created at course. I would definitely recommend this workshop to others.

In-person course
- - #10073

I had a great day with Raya at her Magic Wool Studio. I have learnt a Magic Technique of creating a painting with wool fibres. I had never heard about wool painting before the course. I loved it. Raya inspired me so much to make more and more wool paintings. Fantastic experience. Would recommend it to anyone.

Janet

In-person course
- - #10541

I enjoyed the day very much learning a new technique working with wool. It was very relaxing and inspiring. I am a complete beginner in wool painting and Raya took her time to show and explain every step. I had lots of support and encouragement and created a lovely wool painting which I am so proud of. I am definitely coming back for more workshops at Magic Wool Studio. Thank you, Raya.

Wendy

In-person course
- - #10749

Did not know what to expect but Raya soon made everyone feel at home and we were quickly to work on our creations. Raya is an excellent teacher, engaging and encouraging and provides an excellent choice of wool and frames for use on the course. It was fascinating to see how the pictures evolved throughout the day and lovely to take something beautiful home as a memento. Highly recommended by someone who was a complete beginner!

Helen

In-person course
- - #10802

A fantastic workshop! So clearly explained and well paced. Great advice given all through. It was so nice to have a finished item to be proud of to take home. I will definitely make another wool painting.

Lesley

In-person course
- - #11121

Thank you so much for today I absolutely loved
making my cottage and garden wool painting.
My new hobby! Hope to see you again soon.
Kathie xx

In-person course
- - #12506

A wonderful day: very generous facilitation from Raya and warmly inclusive experiential day with a finished piece or nearly finished to take home. Thank you so much.
Laura

In-person course
- - #13001

I had an amazing day learning heaps of new techniques and crafting a wool painting I'm really proud of. Raya is friendly and helpful and oozes creative knowledge. I would recommend her classes to anyone.

Natalie

In-person course
- - #13733

Fabulous day - very therapeutic process. Not what I was expecting at all!
Great teacher - patient and inspiring. We all finished our pictures and everyone overjoyed with the results. Our wool paintings all looked so different. We will invite Raya again to our group to teach us felt making. Looking forward to your next class, Raya. Thank you very much.
Karen

In-person course
- - #14665

Thank you Raya for a wonderful day last Sunday, I really enjoyed the wool painting class, your tuition and guidance was first rate, whilst in a welcoming, relaxed and fun environment. I was so chuffed with my finished picture and learnt lots of new skills. I will definitely be booking another class in the future.

In-person course
- - #15136

What a treat last Sunday's workshop was. I am so happy with what I achieved! My wool painting of poppy fields looks so professional. I am taking it to my daughter who lives in California to remind her of home. I know she will love it. I have already ordered some wool tops so I can continue this beautiful art form. Thank you for your inspiration, Raya

In-person course
- - #15888

A totally different experience to the one I had anticipated but it was a thoroughly inspiring day with a knowledgeable teacher. I never imagined painting with wool fibres was possible. The finished paintings are truely amazing. A highly recommendable workshop.

Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:

Dear Sue
Thank you so much for a lovely review!
I do hope that you continue creating wool paintings and you are very welcome to the Magic Wool Studio again to join another course.

Best wishes

Raya

In-person course
- - #17058

Lovely day! Thank you so much, Raya. You are a very good teacher, generous with your time and expertise. I thought you were brilliant in dealing with different levels of experience in the group.
It was very impressive the way you managed to coach complete beginners to an excellent result. And it was all fun!

Thank you.

Ruby

In-person course
- - #17397

WOW! What a fantastic day! Wool Painting…...something I had never come across and which was neither painting on wool or felting!! A wonderful day with Raya learning how to paint with fibres. Initially intrigued by the idea of painting wool I soon realised it was far more. We brought together beautiful coloured wool and silk fibres to “paint” a picture. A relaxing, therapeutic and all immersing craft which produces the effect of watercolour without paint. Raya was informative and knowledgeable with a real flare for imparting her gift to others. A lovely atmosphere resulting in creativity beyond our expectations leaving us desperate for more!

Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:

Dear Tracey,

Thank you so much for an amazing review! I am so happy that I managed to inspire you and pass on my love of working with natural fibres!

Good luck with your future wool paintings and other Art and Craft projects.

Raya

In-person course
- - #17763

This is such a great idea! Fantastic assistance course for Art and Craft enthusiasts! Raya is a very knowledgeable, patient and helpful Tutor. She gives clear step by step instructions and her teaching to tailored to individual student's needs. Her traditional approach to teaching is an asset to the British Art Education System. I highly recommend this course to everyone who would like to study Art in-depth.

Aleks

In-person course
- - #18440

Raya is a knowledgeable tutor who is incredibly generous with her time and attention. Her encouraging and enthusiastic style of teaching is inspiring. Raya gives clear step-by-step instructions to help every beginner to progress at their own pace and enjoy their learning experience. I would recommend this course to every beginner.

In-person course
- - #19103

Thank you for an enjoyable first art class and welcoming us so warmly into your home. I thought your teaching was excellent and pitched perfectly. You gave us confidence to “have a go”. A lovely atmosphere with a lovely group of people.

I look forward to seeing you next week.

In-person course
- - #19154

First lesson today! So excited! Started Fundamental Art Skills Course with Raya.......who knew there was so much to know about art equipment!? Who knew you could make so many different marks with a pencil showing movement, anger, passion, sensitivity, form, tone, etc? I will never call a pencil “just a pencil” again!
This is the information everyone should be taught when beginning an art course .....so why have I never been shown?
My favourite part of the lesson was releasing my “inner child” to enjoy and be free on paper!
Bring on lesson TWO, but in the meantime for just a few minutes every day I will make lines……...😀

In-person course
- - #19351

Thank you Raya for a wonderful workshop! I love wool painting and you were an exceptional teacher. Though you guided us we were also able to be creative with our pictures. The atmosphere was relaxing, fun and creative. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy and miserable Saturday!

Clearly you are very knowledgeable and an experienced teacher. I look forward for your next wool painting class. I have a photo of my a very special scenery and would love to recreate it in wool fibres. I can't wait for the next class. Thank you. I highly recommend Raya's classes for anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners .

Elena

In-person course
- - #19426

I am currently attending the Fundamental Art Course with Raya Brown. She is so encouraging and has a great deal of patience! She explains techniques in an easily understood manner and makes each lesson a pleasure...you leave feeling a sense of achievement and looking forward to the next one! Practice at home is now addictive for me! I have also been to several Wool Painting workshops with Raya Brown and these have been fantastic also....a new hobby! Continue doing what you are doing Raya Brown!

In-person course
- - #19736

I thought this was an extremely well-organised workshop with a friendly approachable tutor. I felt I learnt a lot about techniques as well as having my eyes opened to the possibilities of working with wool and various yarns and threads. Really enjoyed the process and will be doing more at home. Thank you, Raya.

In-person course
- - #20147

Mum and I enjoyed a lovely day with Raya making poppies and daffodils. She made us feel very welcome at her home and is very good at explaining and demonstrating the techniques. Lots of tea and biscuits were offered through out the day! We had a fantastic day and have learnt a new skill set. Can't wait to carry on making flowers and would definitely book on to another course. I would highly recommend felting with Raya.

Jenny and Mary

In-person course
- - #20174

If you are interested in art and want to try it for yourself I cannot recommend this course highly enough! Raya Brown is knowledgeable, encouraging and a brilliant, intuitive teacher. I have learnt so much in just 7 weeks and another 7 to go....you learn the basics and although some may find that tedious there is no way you can draw or paint anything believable without it. Spheres to mugs, tin cans to flowers they may seem random but they teach you to really SEE shapes! Colours will never look the same again and green will never just be green! I am hoping Raya will do a further course to continue building on our skills and perhaps even special courses such as landscapes, flowers or animals. I am addicted to drawing Thanks to Raya Brown

In-person course
- - #20623

I’ve had such a fantastic time on the Fundamental Art Skills course and recommend to anyone who loves to draw but perhaps missed out on learning the basic skills. I really look forward to Raya’s class each week: she is a fantastic teacher; always encouraging, patient and inspiring. Thank you so so much. 💖

In-person course
- - #20624

Had a fantastic relaxing day today and chuffed with my first creation in wool. Cannot recommend Raya highly enough. A very calm and positive approach to teaching and sharing her vast knowledge.

In-person course
- - #20875

I have been taking part in this course...Raya Brown is a fantastically encouraging, informative and knowledgeable tutor who knows how to teach! I had dabbled with watercolour and thought perhaps it might be too basic, but I could not have been more wrong!! The first lesson gave me a real appreciation for "how to draw with a pencil" and since then we have used many mediums including pastels, charcoal, coloured pencils and next week watercolour. I realise how much I DID NOT KNOW!! I have learnt so much and the process has been enjoyable not a chore. I have even enjoyed doing my homework!!!
If you at all interested in art take the opportunity to take part in this course you will not be disappointed !
Well done Raya Brown...I will be sad when the course finishes but looking forward to perhaps a summer school, landscape week and oooh painting/drawing holidays!!!

In-person course
- - #20963

I can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. Raya Brown not only is a brilliant tutor she is a talented Artist in her own right. I feel really lucky in coming across this fabulous Magic Wool Art and Craft studio in Worcestershire!

In-person course
- - #20975

What a fantastic experience wet felting with a talented Artist and Felt maker Raya Brown! Raya inspired me to create fantastic felt work. I got totally addicted to the therapeutic process of wet felting! It is magical- you start laying wool fibres, then add water and soap and do some rubbing and end up with a substantial piece of fabric called felt ! I love it. Really enjoyed working with natural fibres in a lovely creative atmosphere of Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio with likemined people. I recommend this course to anyone! Thank you Raya!

In-person course
- - #21386

Raya has all the best qualities as a tutor and a person. This course has been magically put together with the skills Raya will pass onto you all coming together towards the end. You will be surprised how much you have learnt in such a short space of time. Raya's method of teaching is fun and relaxed yet structured and I have nothing but admiration for her obvious skills as an artist of many years and her warmth as a person. Many thanks Raya

In-person course
- - #21406

Raya Brown is a inspirational teacher and a talented Artist. I just can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. I just love coming to her classes each week. She takes you from the basics of drawing through to using layers of colour to create tone when drawing from life. I feel as if she has made my life so much more interesting than it ever was. Thank you Raya.

In-person course
- - #21407

Raya Brown is a inspirational teacher and a talented Artist. I just can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. I just love coming to her classes each week. She takes you from the basics of drawing through to using layers of colour to create tone when drawing from life. I feel as if she has made my life so much more interesting than it ever was. Thank you Raya.

In-person course
- - #22522

Raya created a course which was pitched perfectly! There are always going to be students at different levels whatever the subject and setting the course to ensure they all get the tutoring, encouragement and help they need is a balancing act.
Our class was a mixture of absolute beginners, some who had dabbled like myself but not had formal teaching, and some who had attended courses elsewhere previously. I think the pace was adapted with care to allow for more/less teaching on subjects dependent upon the understanding of each student, but without having a detrimental effect on any one student's progress.

I believe Raya achieved the course she had planned so carefully. She ensured everyone obtained the foundation of drawing, seeing and looking and from the groundwork we can all continue.
Thank you Raya!

In-person course
- - #22683

Thank you so much Raya for an excellent course. I feel that I have learnt so much and I gained confidence to start painting at home. I will definitely recommend Raya's courses to anyone. Her expert tuition would benefit anyone from a complete beginner to an experienced artist. Raya is a talented Artist and very generous with her professional advice and expert guidance.

In-person course
- - #23308

Expert tuition with a very personal approach. I am fortunate to have found such a talented artist Raya Brown who is also an excellent tutor. Raya is inspirational, knowledgeable and patient. She gives us clear instructions and lots of encouragement. I recommend her art courses to anyone.
Thank you Raya for your hard work.

In-person course
- - #23953

What a fantastic course! I feel so inspired by Raya's expert tuition. I have learnt so much within a short period of time- some watercolour techniques, how to compose the subject, how to sketch in the open air, etc. I feel a lot more confident using different materials and can create quick sketches as well as longer studies of landscapes! Thank you so much, Raya. I will be back for your watercolour course in September to advance my painting skills. Looking forward to it.

Carol

In-person course
- - #25255

I am currently attending the Watercolour course for complete beginners at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio and I am enjoying it enormously. I am so lucky to have found such a great tutor, Raya Brown, who is knowledgeable, patient and helpful. She is also a very talented watercolour artist who inspires us with her work.

Raya teaches us the very basics of watercolour and guides us through various techniques, materials and methods of painting. We also improve our drawing skills which help us to succeed with learning watercolour. So far I have produced a painting of poppy fields, a landscape with a sunset using wet-in -wet technique and some paintings and drawings of fruit. I am very pleased with my results. Thank you very much Raya!

In-person course
- - #25481

Great course! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am a complete beginner in art but I always wanted to learn how to draw. Raya has given me the confidence and strong knowledge of the basics of art, which I needed to realise my dream.
Thank you so much Raya. I would recommend this course to absolute beginners!

In-person course
- - #25997

A thoroughly enjoyable course. As a beginner I received so much help. I was quite apprehensive before coming, but did not need to be. It was a great learning journey alongside other people, who were very creative and friendly. Raya is a delightful person, very supportive and a joy to be with. I would recommend this course to any beginner.

Maureen

In-person course
- - #26662

I can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. Raya Brown not only is a brilliant tutor she is a talented Artist in her own right. I feel really lucky in coming across this fabulous studio!

Thank you Raya

Dana

In-person course
- - #26969

Fantastic courses with a wonderful tutor! I cannot recommend Raya enough. I took her Fundamental Art Course and learnt so much, taking me from pencil drawings right through to watercolour. Do not worry if you have never picked up a pencil you will learn the basics upwards.

Anna

In-person course
- - #26988

This was a perfect course for a beginner like me and I can't believe how much I've learned. Raya is an excellent and very encouraging teacher. Thank you.

In-person course
- - #27001

The fundamental art class was excellent. It has been very enjoyable and I have learnt so much. I didn't think I could draw, but with Raya's teaching I am enjoying learning and I can see progress in my work. Thank you Raya.

In-person course
- - #27051

I thought I couldn't draw. I have produced drawings that I am really proud of, and I am enthused to keep drawing. The fundamental art skills course has been a voyage of discovery, and Raya has been an excellent teacher. She is also a lovely person and I recommend her highly. Do this course!

Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:

Dear Rhiannon,


I am so glad that my course has helped you to discover that you could draw and you had an enjoyable learning journey. Good luck with your future Art and Craft projects and look forward to seeing you at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio in 2020! Raya

In-person course
- - #27158

What a fantastic course! I was a complete beginner at the start of it and did not believe I could learn how to draw. Thanks to Raya's amazing teaching techniques, encouragement and inspirational Art demonstrations I managed to achieve great results within 14 weeks! I am very proud of my work and I am going to continue learning Art at Raya's Art courses. I recommend this course to complete beginners. Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and inspiring. Thank you , Raya!

In-person course
- - #27252

Raya is a fantastic teacher. I went from an absolute beginner to her class and now feel confident to have a go at things, for a pleasing (not perfect!) result. Encouraging and relaxing. Thanks x

In-person course
- - #29147

So inspiring..very professional approach. Very talented tutor with so much to offer. I have attended fundamental art skills and 3 wool painting workshops. Raya is so encouraging..very patient and kind and you just want to keep attending more! I am continuing my artistic journey with watercolours next term. I can recommend these fantastic courses.

In-person course
- - #29983

Inspirational course with expert tuition. I have progressed so much during this course and feel a lot more confident in use of watercolours. Thank you Raya, for your help and guidance and generous share of your expertise with us. Look forward to doing the Advanced watercolour course with you. Also I have enjoyed some online interactive art classes via zoo with Raya which I totally recommend.

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