An Introduction to Watercolour

5 TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This is a course for beginners who want to paint with watercolour. No previous experience in drawing or painting is necessary as the tutor will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using the photographs supplied, you will learn how to paint skies, trees, buildings and landscapes. Included in the course is step by step guidance on techniques such as washes, brush marks, shape filling and colour mixing. The course is classroom based and all tools and materials will be provided.

2 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

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


Introduction to course, tools and materials

Basic washes, shape filling, brush marks

Painting skies

Basic landscape painting


Continuation of basic landscape

Painting trees


Colour mixing

Sketching with pencil, pen and wash


Painting buildings: brick walls and windows

Painting on different papers


Students own work

Selection of work for end of course exhibition in The Court

Exhibition in Court

Course Tutor

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey

About Jonathan

Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist with over 20 years of experience in many different types of mediums and subjects including coloured pencil, watercolour and acrylic. He is well known in the coloured pencil artist community as one of the top coloured pencil wildlife artists in the country and is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. He has a number of his drawings and paintings in collections both in the UK and abroad and has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, the West of England Academy, RBSA in Birmingham, The Affordable Art Fair and is a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. He has published two books 'Drawing with Coloured Pencil' (New Holland Publishers) and Drawing and Painting Buildings (Crowood Publishing) and has written articles for the UKCPS and The Artist magazine. His work can be viewed on his website:

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM