Course Information: Watercolours - Improvers

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You will have the opportunity to continue to learn, apply and extend your watercolour skills and techniques to create vibrant and colourful paintings.

When and Where


From 21 Apr 2020 to 14 Jul 2020
Tue 09:30-12:30
for 12 weeks

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21 Apr 2020
09:30 to 12:30
28 Apr 2020
09:30 to 12:30
05 May 2020
09:30 to 12:30
12 May 2020
09:30 to 12:30
19 May 2020
09:30 to 12:30
02 Jun 2020
09:30 to 12:30
09 Jun 2020
09:30 to 12:30
16 Jun 2020
09:30 to 12:30
23 Jun 2020
09:30 to 12:30
30 Jun 2020
09:30 to 12:30
07 Jul 2020
09:30 to 12:30
14 Jul 2020
09:30 to 12:30


Stoke Lodge
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Roma Widger


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £228 , the concession rate is £142. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions


Develop new skills and practice old ones in this encouraging and supportive class. Learn to exploit the distinctive characteristics of this exciting medium to produce beautiful images. You will follow tutor led projects designed to open up new opportunities and liberate you from the constraints that hold you back. You will learn wide ranging techniques, improve your confidence and develop your own style.

What can students expect?

This course is based on enjoyment as well as learning; - projects are arranged to allow you to have fun and develop your Watercolour Painting as an individual.
• Skills in developing themes i.e. still life, natural forms, landscape, perspective, figures and portrait, animals, contemporary themes, and the built environment
• Knowledge of composition, colour, ambience and creative methods.
• Related knowledge of watercolour painting theory.
• Various painting skills involving many creative techniques

Late starters allowed?


Previous experience required?

Not necessarily – but ‘Improvers’ suggests students have some previous knowledge. This might be an interest from some time ago – a school subject briefly studied; dabbling a bit now and then; belonging to an untutored group that paints for fun; following watercolour painting on a media website or blog, or taking one of the many art based magazines… If you are considering this course it is probably the one you need.

What is the progression route?

Hear it, see it do it…

Are there any extra costs?

Materials depending on students personal choice of paint, surface, and outcome. (i.e. expensive pigments, quality of paper, framing or portfolio for storage etc).

Are there any set books?


Work set between sessions?


What should students bring?

Carrying case or bag, paintbrushes, paints, paper. (Might be best to talk to tutor about this on session one).

Teaching method/style?

Demonstration, individual and group tuition and practical work. The tutor suggests projects and brings supporting materials, but students are encouraged to contribute their own ideas and to supply visual research of their own. (I.e. if the subject is ‘The Drama of the Sea’; individuals might like to use photo material from their own holiday in Cornwall rather than that supplied by the tutor.)