The Wonders of Watercolour

4 TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This exciting course is an ideal follow-on to other watercolour courses for beginners that will show you how to develop your watercolour painting skills and also how to explore the varied skills and techniques associated with this fluid medium. During the course, you will be shown how to use watercolour both in a traditional way and also how to loosen up with more exciting techniques, such as wet on wet and in conjunction with other media. Subjects will include landscapes, still life and portraits. No previous experience is needed and all tools and materials will be supplied.


Course Notes



Introduction to course, tools and materials

Big skies, wet in wet, dark moody colours

Continuation of big sky painting



Traditional landscapes with trees and reflections




Sketching with pen and wash

Sketching outside in the grounds of the college (weather permitting)



Painting still life; flowers and pots



Painting pet portraits from photos

Selection of work for end of course exhibition in The Court


4.30 - 5.30 (approx. finish time)

Exhibition in The Court

Course Tutor

Jonathan Newey

About Jonathan


Jonathan Newey is an award winning professional artist who has over 25 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in adult education and has taught at the Summer School for over 20 years. His courses are run in a friendly and relaxed manner with all exercises demonstrated step by step. For more information on Jonathan's work please visit his website:





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