september, 2024

2024mon23sep(sep 23)10:00 ammon02dec(dec 2)12:00 pmWatercolour Painting£152 (£92 concession) Learn the techniques and skills to paint using watercoloursColeridge Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks


September 23 (Monday) 10:00 am - December 2 (Monday) 12:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

This course will provide instruction and support on how to compose and paint in watercolours.Do you have a favourite artist or painting you would like to copy? Or you can choose your own images to paint either from photographs, paintings by other artists or your own objects. The course will cover background information on different art movements, how to examine a painting and how to approach actually painting it.Instruction will be given on starting a painting, mixing colours accurately and use of brushwork to get the effects you want, ending up with a painting in the style of your choice.

Course Aims

Learners will explore design and composition including the use of colour, values and masses to appreciate how and why choices were made by artists when creating works of art. This knowledge will be applied to a painting to develop this appreciation and confidence in the longer term.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?


Learning Outcomes:

1. Prepare a surface for painting2. Select an appropriate approach to drawing as a start point.3. Select colours for accurate colour matching.4. Recognise the different stages of a painting.5. Use brushwork to achieve desired effects.6. See the importance of value, masses and edges.7. Use preparatory studies as a problem solving tool.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

It is advised that learners supply their own surfaces to paint on (canvas, board, paper). A detailed materials list will be provided prior to the course starting.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more


£152 (£92 concession) Please contact the office on 01223 712340 to book and pay by card


Clive RiggsClive is a full elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, a professional tutor, painter, printmaker and demonstrator with more than 18 years’ experience.

Sign up to be kept up-to-date

Never miss a learning opportunity again

Adult Learn and Train would like to keep you up-to-date with up and coming courses. We cannot do this without your permission.
Complete the short form to ensure you receive information by email through-out the year.