Course Start DatesSaturday 23rd May 2020
About the Course
You'll learn to paint from plants, flowers and seasonal garden subjects in a beautiful art studio in Lincoln with professional artist & illustrator, Laura Andrew. Relax and enjoy this floral-inspired course.
Working at your own pace, Laura will help you achieve more out of pencils, ink and watercolour than you thought possible. A gentle start to the day involves getting acquainted with the watercolour palette and simple brush techniques. After a lovely lunch you'll produce paintings and drawings of your chosen plants, flowers or vegetables.
Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout. All levels of ability welcome including beginners. Laura deliberately keeps her groups to small numbers.
Payment may be made by purchasing a Craft Course voucher or by direct arrangement with Laura.
The workshop take place in Laura’s art studio, a beautiful creative space on the first floor of The Old Vicarage, overlooking Lincoln’s award-winning arboretum.
For 1/2 day floral painting workshops please see other courses run by Laura.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Art materials and afternoon tea / lunch are included. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for upon request - ie. gluten free, vegan, dairy free.
I attended Laura's watercolour painting day course as a complete beginner. She put myself and all of the rest of the small group of 4 others very at ease, and introduced us slowly to the wonderful world of watercolour. It was a lovely space to enjoy and lots of individual attention was given to all of us. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to other beginners who want to get an idea of how to get started with watercolour painting.
Alison Whittaker - - #28377
Had such a lovely day with Laura in her beautiful studio. Learnt so much. Very relaxed small group. I was a complete novice but came out with some amazingly gorgeous watercolours! I am inspired to continue. Loads of information from Laura. Lovely lunch. Perfect day. Thank you Laura. Xxx
CAROLYN CLARK - - #28069
Having never touched watercolours I did not expect a lot, but Laura was encouraging and constructive and I was so pleased with the end result. I was given this course as a gift and can confirm that it makes a superb present!
Susan Rae - - #27585
I had such a beautiful day painting with Laura. I was a total beginner with the watercolours but felt like I could paint due to Laura's kind yet constructive feedback and help. I would absolutely recommend her courses and will definitely go back!
Louise Fletcher-Moran - - #27503
Myself and my 13 year old daughter joined Laura for a beginners watercolor day late January . Whilst we like art we are by no means anything other than enthusiastic. The day was well planned and Laura was a very patient and enthusiastic host. We experienced a glimpse into the world of art which we really enjoyed.
The days' course was a present to my daughter for her 13th birthday, it was a precious day we shall both cherish.
Lee Archer - - #27495
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Laura was not only friendly and encouraging in her teaching style but also incredibly knowledgeable and patient. And her home proved to be such an inspiring space in which to learn.
I had never painted before in my life and was pretty nervous and apprehensive as to whether I’d manage to pick it up. I needn’t have worried with Laura’s guidance I managed to create something that I was so pleased with and have subsequently framed!
I’m now waiting for my own art materials to arrive so that I can continue watercolour painting at home.
Thank you for introducing me to a new passion!
Amber Cross - - #26629
Having just completed Laura’s Floral Watercolour course I can honestly say it has changed my opinion of watercolours for life. Laura took the time to find out which style of watercolours suited us. She introduced colour mixing and brush stroke styles and we were soon beginning our first pieces. In the afternoon we each chose a different style and I completed my first watercolour I have been truly proud of.
Laura was very generous with her 1-1 time and she was attentive to our needs throughout the day. The equipment and materials provided were professional grade, which gave us the best chance of succeeding. Her art space is the perfect place to learn and I have now signed up to join one of her fortnightly tutorials. Amazing to have such a talented artist and teacher on my doorstop. Thank you for an inspiring day!
Helen Clarke - - #26361
After attending the full day watercolour class I can highly recommend it to anyone, suitable for a beginner or someone with a bit more experience.
Laura is available to help at any opportunity and gives some great tips to get you started.
The studio is full of light and inspiration, and makes for a very relaxed and productive day. I look forward to visiting again for more classes very soon.
Matthew Turner - - #25814
I came from Coventry as an absolutel beginner but Laura's classes was 100% worth it. I didn't even know if I liked watercolour painting but after this amazing experience I have fallen in love! Laura's studio is the most inspiring place I have ever been. She is a brilliant teacher with amazing attitude. During the course Laura is always willing to give you a lot of tips and attention. I am already planning to book another class in the future. Honestly I can recommend to everybody!
Maciej Blazuk - - #25756
Laura was totally inspiring and gave so much information and knowledge on the day. As she only has a very small group of four this enabled us all to have as much of her time with each of us as necessary.
She also provided the most excellent afternoon tea to enhance the wonderful day of watercolour painting. Thank you so much Laura.
Jan walker - - #22211
I went to Laura’s watercolour class (Florals and Botanicals) as a complete beginner hoping to come away from the class with some good advice and tips. I can honestly say that Laura has now given me the confidence to go away and put into practice what I learnt on the 5 hour course. The time simply flew and I loved every minute and the afternoon tea provided was absolutely gorgeous.
Joanne Moss - - #22173
A group of 3 friends had an excellent day doing water colours with Laura. We all wanted to 'loosen up' our painting style to learn to let go and explore. Laura achieved that and we all chose to paint a 'simple' iris on its own after having played with colours, mixes, ink, techniques, etc.
We had coffee/tea on arrival and a very lovely afternoon tea for lunch.
Cannot wait to be back for another sessions. Highly recommended.
Susanne Schneider - - #21782
We had a wonderful day, made very welcome and put at our ease. Laura is an accomplished artist and teaches from her experience. We had a class in watercolours and painted an iris, however, there were lots of flowers to choose from. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day which passed very quickly. Will definitely be going back for another class.
Lunch was very yummy, sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Laura has given me the confidence to believe that I can do this and for that I can say a big thank you.
Lisa Potter - - #21612
An excellent course. The group was just the right size - individual attention and time to chat. We started with colours, we learned and practised techniques and by the afternoon we were ready to create our own watercolour paintings. Laura is very encouraging and a good teacher, lovely studio and lunch - perfect.
Sarah - - #20790
What a fantastic day had an amazing time and learnt so much. Laura is a brilliant teacher guiding you to improve and try new skills. I would highly recommend this course. Cannot wait to book the next course with her.
Sam - - #20786
A brilliant art class! I went as a complete beginner in watercolour, learnt about materials and techniques in a relaxed environment with just a few others, meaning everyone got a good level of attention. Laura gave me the confidence to have a go, achieving very pleasing results. Lunch was great and the day passed so quickly. The follow up email with a list of materials and information is very useful, I can’t wait to have a go myself at home.
Karen - - #20689
A wonderful day spent with Laura in her delightful studio. I learned lots about watercolour techniques, the equipment to use and the confidence to have a go. Thrilled with my finished painting
Deb greensill - - #20077
The day passed very quickly in such inspirational surroundings. To be taught so sensitively by an artist of Laura's calibre was extraordinary. As the group was just the right size, it was easy to get totally individual attention, at the same time as sharing in the experiences of others. A very well-organised day, great fun, with much scope for experimentation. (And I shouldn't forget the cream scone desserts...)
Bernadette Copeland - - #18703
I’m already planning to return for another course with Laura after a thoroughly inspiring and enjoyable day. Laura is a skilled facilitator; able to give just the right level of support and encouragement.
From the warm welcome on arrival to the helpful email detailing the materials and equipment we used, this was a well organised and productive experience.
Jane Babb - - #15417
I had an amazing day working on a variety of techniques. Laura is an excellent teacher and an accomplished artist herself. She makes you feel very at ease and gives you a lot of pointers, without constricting your creativity. Her studio is the most amazing environment to paint in. Generous resources were readily available and the array of flowers we could choose to paint filled our space with heady fragrance. Lunch was great too. I couldn't have asked for more of the day. Definitely want to do a repeat,
Jane Filer - - #15390
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