Course Information: Watercolour sketchbook-Beginners

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Ever wanted to paint on holiday? Learn to use watercolours from an experienced artist in six weeks.

When and Where


From 28 Apr 2020 to 09 Jun 2020
Tue 13:00-15:30
for 6 weeks

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28 Apr 2020
13:00 to 15:30
05 May 2020
13:00 to 15:30
12 May 2020
13:00 to 15:30
19 May 2020
13:00 to 15:30
02 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:30
09 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:30


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Christine Howes


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £96 , the concession rate is £60. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

What can students expect?

Learners can expect to see demonstrations of watercolour skills such as how to mix colours
and apply washes and learn more complex techniques of watercolours and apply these to landscape painting. We will be working outdoors in the grounds of Stoke Lodge, weather permitting.

Late starters allowed?


Previous experience required?

No experience of painting needed, some experience of drawing is helpful.

What is the progression route?

Learners may progress towards watercolours for improvers, sketchbook skills,
or acrylics and watercolours courses.

Are there any extra costs?

Yes, costs of materials as specified above. Approx £25

Work set between sessions?

Yes, practice on a voluntary basis.

What should students bring?

Watercolour Paper [NOT] 200 – 300g/m size A4, Watercolour tubes Cotman;-Cadmium yellow pale, Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue or ultramarine, Sap green, Burnt umber plus any watercolours you may have. A 2B pencil, soft tissues, 2 watercolour brushes size 8 and 10. A mixing palette.

Teaching method/style?

The tutor will demonstrate and guide the students towards practical exercises designed to extend students’ knowledge of the medium. Learners will work in the gardens
to use the techniques previously learned in the studio.