Bring to Life your Buildings with Watercolour

3 TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course is especially designed for those who wish to improve their skills in painting buildings. With clear and caring supervision, you will be able to draw and paint buildings that are lively and eye-catching. During the week, your tutor will guide you through structured demonstrations and set exercises from lighthouses to quintessential English cottages, through which you will discover the secrets of producing simple but effective paintings in a fun and informative way. All reference pictures will be supplied along with quality art materials.

Course Notes

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to sketch and paint buildings that will have impact and energy. Exercises will be set during the week to be carried out in the classroom and at the end of the week you will have a number of paintings to take home and show family and friends.

Topics to be covered during the week include composition, drawing techniques, pen and wash techniques, perspective, trees, the importance of shadows that add depth and character, secrets of painting skies, foliage and trees, windows, sea and so much more.

The tutor will readily pass on many tips and tricks to make your paintings stand out from the crowd! With friendly help and clear guidance from an experienced and passionate tutor you will be encouraged to develop your own individual style and reach your own creative potential. Colin will demonstrate techniques throughout the week, working closely with you to enable you to develop your skills.

All essential materials, including brushes, quality paper and paints, will be provided. Please contact Colin through the Summer School office should you need any advice in advance of your week's course.

Course Tutor

Colin Palmer

About Colin

Colin Palmer is a professional artist and watercolour teacher who works from his
studio in central Marlborough. He has built a reputation as a teacher who is able to
produce astounding results from his students.
He produces artist's impressions of new house builds for architects, property
developers and designers and sells original paintings and fine art limited edition
prints in galleries and shops in addition to directly from his studio. Colin runs
regular workshops throughout the year, demonstrates to art societies and teaches
around the South West of England. He has produced over 100 house portraits
during his career as a watercolour artist.
More information and to view his work please visit his website:
Join our e-newsletter for all the latest Summer School news and a reminder when bookings open

Gift vouchers

Request a brochure

Summer School Entertainment 2023


Outdoor adventuring

When it comes to Summer School courses, Outdoor Adventures has become something of an icon. We...

More News

Summer School Dates for 2024

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