Online on-demand course

Watercolours for Beginners online course, by Sarah Colgate

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Have a go at watercolour painting. In this 10-week course, starting Tuesday, 19th January 2021, learn how to apply watercolour paints, mix colours, paint scenes, etc. with confidence. Study in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

A detailed handout will be emailed to you each week with instructions, tasks, illustrations, etc. along with a link to a demonstration on YouTube. The sessions are 2 hours long for carrying out tasks and practicing, but you can carry out the work at a time convenient to you. Extra work ‘homework’ for 2 hours, is encouraged but it is optional. Individual feedback on the work you send to me will be given by email.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Apply a variety of washes
Confidently apply brushstrokes
Mix colour
Darken and lighten colour
Create a variety of skies
Create texture
Paint simple scenes to include landscape, seascape and still life

About your tutor:

Sarah is a practising artist dividing her time between creating artwork for exhibitions and teaching art to adults. She works in a variety of media and enjoys sharing her knowledge of techniques and experience with students. Sarah is an experienced tutor having worked within adult education for local authorities, WEA, as well as for groups such as Wildlife Trusts, art societies, Embroidery Guilds, W.I.s, colleges, art galleries and museums. More recently she has successfully run her courses privately.

What's included in the price?

Ten sessions, handouts, link to demonstrations on YouTube and individual feedback on photos of your work sent by email.

What you will need

Access to internet (YouTube) and email.
A list of materials will be provided when you have enrolled on the course.


Sarah Colgate

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users




10 weeks

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