In-person course
in Reading

Watercolour on canvas



ONLY FOUR PLACES REMAINING Traditionally watercolours are painted on paper and protected under a mount and glass. What if you could break free? What if you were no long restricted by size or the tyranny of framing? This weekend will explore how using new surface preparations watercolourists can enjoy working on canvas without the need to hide their images away behind the glare of glass. In June 2019 Crowood Press published a book simply called 'Watercolours on Canvas' by Liz Chaderton. Now you can spend a day exploring this new way of working. We will learn to prepare our own canvases , as well as get used to the different way of working on canvas. All materials will be provided except for the canvas you will prepare. You will need to bring one of a suitable size - not too huge for a start! Suggested 50x50, 40x60 or similar. Some experience of painting in watercolour is necessary, though you need a spirit of adventure more than years of experience. Our venue is Micklems Farm in Knowl Hill. During lockdown Micklems refurbished the studio putting in new flooring to facilitate cleaning, new desks to help with social distancing and a camera system to enable demonstrations at a greater distance. Lunch is no longer included to prevent cross contamination. During good weather there is wonderful outside space to be enjoyed. Cleanliness and hand washing is actively encouraged. If you are not feeling well or are self isolating, please do not attend. In turn, the tutor promises not to teach if not well or isolating. If I am unable to teach I will of course refund you in full.

What's included in the price?

The price is £95 per person which includes all materials (except the canvas you choose to bring) and refreshments. A list of local hotels can be provided if you want to make a short break of it.


1 day (10:00am to 4:30am)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


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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. She writes for The Leisure Painter and Paint Magazine. 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.


Micklems Farm House, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
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