Sketching Marlborough College in Watercolour

49,50 TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This course will show you how to sketch the beautiful grounds and varied buildings of Marlborough College using the versatile medium of watercolour. You will be shown how to sketch with watercolour and in conjunction with other mediums such as pencil and pen. You will work from photographs and will also be sketching outside in the grounds of the College, weather permitting. No previous experience is needed and all tools and materials will be supplied in a kit form that you will be able to take home with you at the end of the week.

Course Notes

(The following agenda is flexible and includes time for students to practice the exercises)

There will be opportunities to sketch outside nearly every day (weather permitting) so please bring suitable clothing. Sketching stools are available but please feel free to bring a more comfortable folding chair if you have one.



Introduction to course, tools and materials

Basic watercolour sketching techniques. Working from photographs.

Continuation of sketching from photographs.



Sketching trees, skies and bushes including how to use the water soluble pen.

Sketching outside




Sketching buildings with pen and wash

Sketching outside



Sketching buildings: brick walls and windows

Sketching outside




Sketching figures

Sketching outside


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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