january, 2019

2019mon14jan10:00 ammon12:00 pmCourse startedWatercolour: Improvers - Term 2Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks


(Monday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks

Book a place on the course

£110 (£66) - Bookings are reserved for re-enrollers until 10th December - for further information call the office on 01223 712340

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Course details

Brief Description:

If you have some watercolour experience then this is the course for you. It will be based on the teaching of essential skills. You will be able to transfer these skills to any style of watercolour painting, both traditional and contemporary. You will be able to progress at your own pace.
The course is priced per 10 weeks (one term); you may find, as many learners do, that you will want to continue for more than 10 weeks; if this is the case you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for another term.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

A background in watercolour painting.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 10 week course you will be able to:
• Paint a variety of subject matter, both from photo references and from life
• Create compositions independently
• Use colour confidently
• Progress with watercolour techniques

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

In the first lesson your tutor will discuss papers, brushes and paints and a ‘materials shopping list’ will be provided for those of you who do not already have your own and who need to purchase some materials. Some materials are available to purchase at the class (e.g. paper).

For the first session you will need to bring:

Pencil – HB or 2B, any of the materials you already have from the list below.

Shopping list to be discussed in the class:

Brushes – two good quality watercolour brushes (round) sizes 6 and 10 (or similar sizes) and a wash brush,
Paints – watercolour paints in tubes or flat pans (the differences will be explained during the first lesson):
Suggested colours – Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red; Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue (useful additional colours will be discussed during the course)
Watercolour paper (Saunders Waterford or Langton or Bockingford, NOT surface, minimum weight 300gsm/140lb) a pad, loose sheets or a block (minimum A4).
White plastic or ceramic palette, scrap paper for testing colours.

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

The tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Denise SchoenbergI was an Architect in Cambridge for many years and in parallel with Architecture developed my interest in watercolour painting. I have exhibited in Cambridge and am a member of Cambridge Open Studios. I have been teaching watercolours for the last 6 years in and around Cambridge for adults and children. I now focus on floral painting and coastal landscapes.

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