Beginners Watercolour

If you have tried drawing and feel you would like to move on to painting, watercolour is often the medium that people try first. It’s lightweight, does not smell and takes up little space in the house. It’s also the medium chosen by many sketchers to add colour to their drawings when working outdoors or at home.

You don’t need to have learnt to draw before you try painting with watercolour. Many students Jason has taught over the years have learnt to paint with watercolours before they went on to undertake basic drawing courses to tune their artistic production.

This course, which covers the basics of handling watercolour, will look at brush control and mark making, diluting and mixing colours, the different effects created when painting on dry and wet paper, plus how and why watercolours are built up in layers. On this course you will create simple landscapes as well as sketches and sample sheets exploring technical methods of applying paint to paper. By the end of the course students will be able to paint a simple beach scene. Initially Jason will provide materials for the first couple of weeks while the learners put together a basic painting kit. He will show you the materials you will need on the course in week one, talking you through the materials on offer so that you can make an informed choice when visiting an art store or shoping online. A full list of materials will be provided at the first class.

Length of the course – 6 weeks

Starts – February 12th

Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.

Level – beginners

Time – 11:00 am – 1pm

2 hours per lesson

Paint medium – watercolours

Costs £72

Dates to attend:

February  12th, 26th,   [ not the 19th as this is half term]

March  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

What will you do on the course ?
  • Learn basic brush control to make a variety of useful marks
  • Learn how to dilute and mix paints
  • Explore working wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry to make effective clouds in a sky
  • Explore lifting paint off wet paper with kitchen roll and blotting paper
  • Paint some simple flower forms and a very basic landscape.
  • Discuss the uses and costs of watercolour materials
  • Create flat and graded washes
What will you need to bring ?

A pen, pencil and note book.

The location Venue: St. Georges Church Hall, St George’s Close, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2TF

See panel on right for details of the venue with Maps and directions

How can you book a place on the course ?

By clicking on the BUY NOW button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for friends and family ?

Course cost – £72

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £72, made payable to: Painting with Skill LTD  to:

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND