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Watercolour Painting Workshop

The Art Intense beginners’ watercolour painting workshop is ideal if you have always wanted to try you hand at watercolour but have never known where to start. Watercolour can often be a frustrating medium to a beginner due to its unpredictability – This workshop will teach you how to control the medium with live demonstrations and professional guidance.

You will receive printed handouts/worksheets for every lesson, and all materials are provided including paints, palettes and brushes. You will also have the opportunity to work from still life, and high-quality professional photographs.

During the 4 classes you will get the opportunity to experiment with classic watercolour techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, layering and glazing. You will be introduced to lots of new materials which can help introduce a whole new dimension to your watercolour style. You will complete at least 4 individual watercolour paintings including a mixed medium piece, and a negative space project!


  • Introduction to Watercolour

  • Wash Techniques Explained

  • Glazing, Splattering and Fineliner examples

  • Understanding Edges - Including Hard and Soft

  • Monotonal Wash Exercise - Light to Dark

  •  Layered "Gemstone Slice" Final Piece


  • Brushes and Materials Explained

  • Brush Control Exercise

  • Underdrawings with Water Soluble Pencil

  • Negative Space Exercise 

  • Lets use Black!

  • 'Puzzle Leaves' Final Piece


  • Further Techniques Examples 

  • Salt Textures, Making Fluid and Cling-Film Exercises

  • Line and Wash

  • Creating Texture and Lifting Out

  • Still Life Study

  • Mixed Media 'Poppy Seed Head' Final Piece


  • Basic Shape Animal Drawings 

  • Understanding Geometric Shapes

  • Underdrawings and Reserving Space

  • Fur and Fine Details Examples 

  • Live Watercolour Painting Demonstration

  • 'Bright Eyed Cat' Final Piece