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Watercolours: next steps



Explore watercolours.  A rolling programme of relaxing leisure learning classes, perfect for beginners and intermediate artists.  You will learn all you need to know about watercolour painting, water soluble pencil crayons and pen + wash.  Flexible booking allows you to enroll for a single block or continue attending throughout the year.

Develop your confidence, creativity, painting skills and techniques with experienced tutor support in a friendly, relaxed and inspiring studio environment.  This weekly class will allow you to flourish at your own pace while learning all you need to know to help you create the kind of watercolour paintings you want to make.  

Classes offer you one to one guidance and step by step teaching in watercolour painting.  Tutors will set you inspiring projects or guide you at your own pace to realise your own watercolour painting projects.  


Suitable for beginners to intermediate artistsEveryone is welcome.
Weekly day-time classes

Key information

Summer 1

27.04 – 25.05

5 weeks


9 remain

Summer 2

08.06 – 13.07

6 weeks


10 remain

SUMMER SAVER: Save £19 when you book Summer term 1 + Summer term 2 together

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Explore watercolours

Day: Thursdays
Time: 1 – 3pm
Tutor: Stewart Kelly

  • Items to bring
    Pencil -2B
    Watercolour Paper (at least 180 gsm)
    Watercolour Paints (tubes or pans)
    Large Round brush (Size 8 or 10)
    Small Round brush (Size 4 or 6)
    Mixing palette
    Kitchen towel
    Masking tape

    If unsure please bring what you can and wait to ask the tutor at 1st session.

    Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for cleaning brushes
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron

    Freely available in the studio
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs
    Still life objects to draw and paint

  • The leisure learning weekly day-time classes offer a learning environment designed around your own interests to help you learn the skills and techniques to draw and paint the pictures you want.

    Suitable for beginners to intermediate artists.

    They’re great to join if you’re looking for a regular tutor-led class to attend throughout the year and learn with like-minded people.

    More > about my teaching style and ethos.

  • “A pleasant introduction, Good value.  A lovely way to spend an afternoon.”
    Janelle B

    “I really enjoyed the course, classes were very relaxed and calm.  I feel I have really progressed even in such a short space of time. Nice relaxed atmosphere and you’re given space to practise and develop within the classes.”
    Lucie C


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  • Weekly day-time class:
    Time: 1 – 3pm

    Stewart Kelly

    Beginner, intermediate adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Tea & coffee available by donation. Please supply your own milk and any other refreshments.

  • Materials you will use

    • Watercolour paints
    • Water soluble drawing materials

    The following items are provided
    Drawing boards
    Other studio-based equipment

Course structure

Explore watercolours is designed as a rolling programme of classes that enables you to be flexible and book for a single term, or attend regularly throughout the year.
Flexible teaching ensures you will always have fun projects to work on, tailored to your specific needs and interests, that will allow you to continue your learning and progression in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

This watercolour painting class is led by a qualified adult tutor who is experienced in teaching beginners to intermediate artists in mixed-ability groups. If you are a beginner you will learn all you need to know to get started in watercolour painting and water soluble drawing materials.  If you’ve been painting in watercolours for a while this class will help you take the next steps to build your skills and develop new techniques to build confidence and creativity.

The class is priced to make it as affordable as possible as I understand developing artists need regular guidance and input from experienced tutors to enable you to progress at your own pace and reach your potential.

Join the class for a relaxed social learning experience where you can make real progress at your own pace.

 Learning Links

Why not combine this ‘leisure learning’ class with the occasional skills boost by booking on one of my weekend or evening courses.   They will give you a focused and structured learning experience in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.  

Suitable for beginners to experienced artists
Read the testimonials on the course pages and you’ll see what other students have said.

Student Quotes

“Good value.  A pleasant introduction, a lovely way to spend an afternoon.”
Janelle B

“I really enjoyed the course, classes were very relaxed and calm.  I feel I have really progressed even in such a short space of time. Nice relaxed atmosphere and you’re given space to practise and develop within the classes.”
Lucie C

What can I expect

Individual attention
Learn in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging environment, with teaching by step by step demonstrations.  Allow your enjoyment and confidence to grow. 

Watercolour painting made simple
Learn the principles behind good watercolour painting and then put the theory into practice. Learn the techniques and knowledge that will enable you to paint in watercolours and use water-soluble drawing materials with confidence.

Learn at your own pace
We understand everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways with different objectives.  This class allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.

Choose this class if you want to learn how to paint in watercolours.

pinterest_badge_redxLooking for more inspiration? Visit my Pinterest boards to see all the images I talk about when teaching. Why not follow me on Pinterest!

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