Watercolour painting

Watercolour Painting Courses in London & Online

Experience the versatile, subtle yet radiant qualities of working with watercolours and why it is such an absorbing art form. Beginners will be introduced to the basics of brush and wash techniques, alongside colour mixing through hands-on tutor demonstrations, with plenty of advice on materials along the way.

If you’re a more experienced student you can explore creative approaches to mark-making and investigate composition to plan and develop imagery. All courses reference a variety of watercolour artists’ styles and techniques to inspire imaginative work. We offer watercolour courses online, off-site and in our wonderful fully equipped watercolour studio.

For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team on visualarts@citylit.ac.uk


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  1. Watercolour painting studio: still-life
    Course start date:  Thu 19 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    This course is all about painting still life compositions, looking at how to capture the characteristics of a variety of objects in the studio, on both a small and large scale. The emphasis will be on the different watercolour techniques including primary, secondary and tertiary watercolour mixing. Suitable for beginenrs as well as a refresher course for those with previous experience of watercolour.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £188.00
  2. Get skills in: experimental watercolour techniques
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon
    Always wanted to experiment with watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to make more imaginative use of washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  3. Start watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from observation.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

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