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Discover the vibrancy and magic of watercolour.
This practical hands-on watercolour class will cover the basics of working in watercolour while discovering and experimenting with new techniques – from simple pen and wash drawings to more detailed works.
This course is suitable not only for beginners but also for students with some drawing experience to brush up on their skills and to discover new possibilities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.


Five Week Course – 3 hours
Week 1
Getting started – Brushes, paints, paper – Preparing washes
Week 2
Techniques -Mixing colours – Light and atmosphere – Clouds – Seascapes
Week 3
Landscapes – Town and country scenes
Week 4
Still life – Objects
Week 5
People, birds and animals

What To Bring

  • A3 Watercolour pad – smooth (180g/m)
  • Medium watercolour brush size 10
  • Soft household flat paintbrush size 25mm 2B pencil Eraser

Further materials and equipment will be recommended at first class.
The A3 pad can be cheaper student quality as it’s just to practise on.
Available from Riot Art Stores or other cheap shops. (Art Supply store pads will be very expensive – not recommended for starters)

Please note: The Tutor will recommend paint and other materials in the first class. You don’t need many materials for watercolours but the grade and quality varies so much that part of the first lesson will be explaining it all.

  • You may bring any other watercolour equipment you already have.
  • Tea and coffee can be purchased at a small cost.

Please Note

If you have supplied us with a mobile phone number, we may contact you via SMS if there are any last minute course changes or class cancellations. Please check your phone during the few days prior to the class start date in case there are any changes to your class. If you are sent an SMS please do not reply as these are sent via our computer system and we are unable to receive replies. Please contact one of our offices to confirm you have received any SMS messages.
Thank you.