THREE PLACES REMAINING You may have seen black watercolour paper and wondered what the point of it is. After all watercolours are transparent and the light is reflected off the white paper, so black makes no sense. You might think it is fine for metallics or gouache. This workshop will introduce you to the excitement and drama of working on a black surface. We will discover how a black paper can allow for strong or ethereal paintings and how you need to adapt your technique to embrace the new materials. This day is suitable for those who already have some experience in painting with watercolour. All materials are provided, along with tea/coffee. If you love painting in watercolours you will be provided with plenty of stimulation! The price per person is £95. The workshop is held at the beautiful Micklems Farm, and the setting provides a relaxing and welcoming venue for the day.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tea/coffee


1 day

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Liz Chaderton Artist

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Liz lives and works in a small village in Berkshire. She has been showing her work through exhibitions and galleries since 2009. A selection of her paintings are published by Artko, Artwall and Wraptious. Her first book, 'Painting watercolours on canvas' was published by the Crowood Press in June 2019 and her fifth is due to be published in late 2023. She writes for The Leisure Painter and other art magazines and teaches extensively on YouTube. She aims to help you see the animals and flora we so often overlook and by so doing to nurture a more caring attitude to the environment.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
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Micklems Farm House, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD