Online: Watercolour for Improvers

Tuesday, 17th September 2024

Tuesday, 19th November 2024


11.00am (nominal)

£144 (for 10 weeks)

20 (2 terms x 10 weeks)

Sarah Colgate

This course is suitable for those who have completed the first 10-week beginners course with me and those who have basic skills in watercolour painting. Skills and confidence will be developed in applying watercolours to paint a variety of scenes. This 10 week course consists of a detailed handout, links to demonstrations on YouTube (sent out each Tuesday) and individual feedback via email, thus enabling you to study in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.


If you wish to book a place on one or more course(s), please email, telephone or write to us to check there is a space available. Payment details will be given after which we shall hold your place for 3 days to allow you time to pay either by BACS or by cheque. For further details please see Booking.

These could include: Instructions as a handout sent via email; video/photographic demonstrations by tutor delivered via Youtube; individual practice by student including homework and project work; individual feedback on student's work via email; etc.

Set of watercolour paints, students’ quality, for example Winsor & Newton ‘Cotman Student Watercolour’ (to include Lemon yellow, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine, Prussian blue, Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna, Burnt umber, Violet, Viridian, Sap green or their equivalents)), watercolour paper: good quality ‘Bockingford’ watercolour paper (size A4 140lb (300gsm), ‘NOT’ (or cold pressed) surface), variety of soft watercolour brushes (flats (square ended) ½” (12mm) and ¾” (20mm) rounds (bullet shaped) sizes 1 (fine), 7 and 10), 2 large pots for water, palette for mixing and diluting paint, drawing board (for example 3 – 5mm plywood), masking tape (1” (2.5mm) wide), pencil (HB, 2B), tracing paper (A4), ruler, rubber, sketch pad, masking fluid, opaque white gouache or poster paint, white candle wax (birthday candles, tapers, etc.), fine sandpaper, plastic card (old credit card), newspaper or plastic tablecloth to protect table, apron or similar to protect clothes. Optional: Spray bottle


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