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Watercolour portrait - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Watercolour portrait - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Duration: 1 day

Price: £90

Book with: Yolande Goodman
at New Brewery Arts

New Brewery Arts
Brewery Court
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1JH

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About the Course

Painting a portrait using watercolour can be tricky, due to the accuracy and subtlety required with drawing and the flesh colours which need careful mixing.
This workshop will help you find the straightforward route into watercolour portraits. At the end of the workshop you will understand how to construct the face and which areas to concentrate to make a credible likeness along with simplifying areas and to stop you fiddling with detail.

Max, the tutor, is a highly experienced artist and tutor who will guide your through the process of portrait painting in watercolour using demos and one-to-one guidance.

You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.

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?

What you will need:
All tools and equipment provided. However, if you prefer to use your own equipment you may wish to bring the following:
Paints: Tubes of Watercolour or Pans
Paper: A3 Paper or Pads in any surface
Brushes: At least one size 14 round brush for the majority of the work plus any others you enjoy using.
Palette: A decent sized welled one
Sketching equipment

For full day workshop; You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included
For half day workshops; You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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