Watercolour Landscapes through the Seasons

103 TUTOR: Kate Wade

Kate will be sharing her enthusiasm for conveying the beauty of the landscape as it changes throughout the year. The core elements of composition, colour and atmosphere will be at the heart of the completed paintings. The course will provide a good grounding in watercolour techniques for complete beginners, and a useful review of skills for painters with a little more experience. All materials and equipment will be provided, along with suitable reference pictures which have been carefully chosen to meet all skill levels and to allow for practice of specific techniques. Each session will follow a step-by-step approach with plenty of short demonstrations and individual help as needed.

4 PM
PM course

Course Notes

Day 1 - we'll spend the first session getting the basics right:


  • mixing the correct amount of paint for starters!
  • getting the right colour, and strong enough
  • working in transparent layers and wet-into-wet
  • trying out different mark-making techniques and textures


Days 2-5 - working through spring, summer, autumn and winter, we'll match colours and techniques to each season to produce a set of lively and exciting paintings.

Course Tutor

Kate Wade

About Kate

Kate was a member of Wagon Yard Artists in Marlborough for more than ten years, regularly exhibiting her paintings and taking part in Marlborough Open Studios. She paints mainly in watercolour and acrylic, and her subject matter is drawn from the local countryside, in all weathers and seasons. Kate runs watercolour classes throughout the year.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM