october, 2024

2024sat19oct(oct 19)10:00 amsun20(oct 20)3:00 pmWatercolour Painting (OCTOBER DAY SCHOOL)£93 - Practical workshop with expert tuition. Learn skills and techniques to continue your painting journey.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday,Sunday length of course: 2 days


19 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 20 (Sunday) 3:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

2 days


Course details

Brief description:

The course will provide instruction and support on how to compose and paint a still life in watercolours. Learners can choose their own image to paint either from photographs, paintings by other artists or their own objects (fruit or flowers for example). Aspects of design and composition will be covered as well as paint application and the use of colour.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Previous experience and knowledge will be built upon but there is no requirement for it as the course covers all ability levels. No previous experience is necessary.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Arrange a still life
  • Select the important shapes
  • Effectively use colour to create shapes and form
  • Select, mix and apply colours according to their own preferences.
  • Choose from a range of techniques and studio practices to enable them to achieve their goals (flat washes, blended washes, textured marks).
  • Experiment with a range of innovative techniques and develop them to suit individual outcomes.

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

Please bring any objects, items or favourite things to paint. You can paint from photographs however it is better to print these beforehand. These do not need to be A4 size, A5 is fine. Nothing else – we will supply all materials needed for the day.

But if you would like to bring materials (or already have) see below:

Watercolour paper – this should be 140lb weight (300gsm) and in a surface of your choice (Not is the intermediate surface and most popular). A4 size pad, spiral bound is ideal.
Watercolour brushes – If you are trying watercolour painting for the first time it is advisable not to buy expensive sable brushes. Synthetic brushes are much cheaper and easily good enough. A round brush with a good point (size 5 or 6) will do for most techniques.
Watercolour paints – 1 red (alizarin crimson or cadmium red), 1 yellow (cadmium yell0w) and 1 blue (cobalt or ultramarine). Tubes are best. Student quality is fine.

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

Your tutor will advise you on other painting courses.
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


£93 – Please call 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.

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