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A late afternoon/early evening opportunity to learn all the essentials of this richly rewarding art form!

Turn a puddle of coloured water into a masterpiece!

7 x 1.5 hour tutored sessions, designed to give you a real taste of the art of watercolour! Suitable for absolute beginners and anyone who’s ever dipped their brush in their tea, put streaks in their sky and turned green grass brown.

Vincent Van Gogh said you needed twenty-seven heads to paint a watercolour, but David will show you how you can do it with just the one. This course gently guides through all the common pitfalls and problems of watercolour painting and will teach you how to stay in control of your colours and paint a picture you can be proud of.

Topics will include:

  • essential colours and equipment
  • tone, tint and shade
  • colour mixing
  • laying a (perfect!) wash
  • composition
  • landscape
  • still-life

Tables and chairs, water pots and a roll of newsprint paper are provided.

Please bring whatever watercolour paints and brushes you have, plus an HB pencil, cut sheets of watercolour paper or a pad. For help or advice about your watercolour kit, please contact David.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.

16:30 – 18:00

Class dates:
Wednesdays: to be confirmed  – 7  x 1.5 hour sessions 

Qualify for 10% discount on art materials at selected retailers when you attend your first session!

‘Thank you so much for all your patience… you explained the concept better than anyone else has done.’ P.R. Bristol

‘I really enjoyed attending your Wednesday afternoon class at Claverton Down Community Hall.’ C.T. Bath

‘I have particularly enjoyed your classes and do feel that I have been improving as a result.’ S.K. Frome


Claverton Down Community Hall
Claverton Down Road

Wednesdays 16:30 – 18:00
Regret, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is postponed until further notice

Sessions: 7 x 1.5 hour sessions

Cost: £80

David regrets that he cannot accept pro rata payments.


You can book online quickly and easily with PayPal. For alternative payment methods, please contact David.

If you are unwaged or have difficulty paying the full amount, funds may be available to help offset costs. Please contact David for details.

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