Drawing & Painting with Watercolour Pencils

Detail from one of Jason’s latest watercolours drawings

Starts 4th September running for 4 weeks at Newcastle Arts Centre

This course explores drawing with watercolour using coloured pencils, crayons, sticks, and markers. Jason will show you how they can be used within traditional watercolour painting approaches as well helping you create vibrant watercolour drawings of your own.


I am coming to the end of this terms courses with my last class on Friday morning. It’s been a great term, with many students making new friends whilst creating artwork they are proud as they have discovered new ways to use art materials or think through an artistic project.

This term might be ending, but I still have arts activities carrying on over the summer.

Why not treat yourself to a day sketching or painting outdoors with expert tuition. August is the ideal time of year to try your hand at working outdoors. With six locations to choose from, with art days happening on various days of the week, it should be easy to find a time that fits into your schedule.

Full Details of all days available in the ‘Art Days’ section

Time to plan what you are going to learn in September

If you want to plan ahead so you don’t miss out on the getting onto a course in September then take a look in the courses section of the site.

Here is just one example of the inspirational courses on offer:

Watercolour Painting Rocks & Stones for beginners


This is the last week of this terms long courses. The students have made real progress and created some wonderful work!

If you are looking for a new art course starting in September then take a look in the courses section of the site.

Here is just one example of the inspirational courses on offer:

Bolder, Stronger Acrylics

To build an artists confidence with handling paint they will often push themselves to paint with larger brushes than they would normally feel comfortable using. As they explore using bolder, larger brush strokes the stylistic feel of their art changes and they begin to see how to simplify and unify sections of a image with daring large brush strokes. This course guides students through this process to help them to paint with more daring and greater confidence.

Why not tune your cross hatching drawing skills?

I am running a four week drawing course starting on the 30th of April in Jesmond on a Tuesday afternoon. This course aims to help both beginners and those with a little experience of drawing push their drawing skills forward through a deeper understanding of the techniques, value and uses of cross hatching. So why not work on your drawing for a few weeks. It can only increase your skills and dexterity as an artist.

Learn more on the courses pages of this site