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Watercolour Painting


18 April – 4 July / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Natasha Lien

Course #: TH09

places available


Watercolour Painting

Create watercolour paintings that are exciting, creative and personal by extending your use of watercolour techniques and developing freedom of expression.

You’ll learn how to create and use tone, colour theory and mixing, structure and composition. We will explore the experimental use of pastels, inks and other media in connection with watercolour.

Subjects covered will include still life and working from the model, as well as developing personal projects and studying the great masters.

This course is for all levels of ability. Your tutor will meet you at the level you’re at.


18 April – 4 July / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 weeks / No half term break

Tutor: Natasha Lien

Course #: TH09

Materials List

Please bring the following materials with you on your first day:

  • Watercolour paper
    Heatherleys stocks good paper which you can buy from the shop: Saunders Waterford Paper (semi rough). Arches Aquarelle paper (rough or semi rough). Please note, you get what you pay for. It’s worth buying good quality paper.
  • Arches block pads of paper. Any size.
  • Sketchbook A4 or any preferred size, to make notes/preparatory studies.
  • Pencils: 2b,3b,4b,6b & an eraser
  • Ruler
  • Brushes: size 16 pointed round pro art sell them cheaply or Rosemary and co size 14 brush (Heatherley’s usually stock this).
  • Pointed Round Sable brush size 12 is useful
  • Watercolour palette
  • Two water jars e.g. faber castell portable ones.
  • Kitchen roll

Recommended pigments. Available in small tubes from the Heatherleys shop.

  • Lemon Yellow (in some brands it’s best to get cadmium lemon yellow)
  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson (permanent)
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber Paynes Grey
  • Viridian Green
  • Yellow Ochre


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