The Easy Way to Paint Buildings

59 TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course is specially 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, the passionate and experienced tutor will guide you through structured demonstrations and set exercises to produce evocative landscape and coastal illustrations, from the quintessential English cottage to the more contemporary both here and abroad. You will discover secrets to producing simple but effective paintings in a fun and informative way. Together with watercolour, you'll have the opportunity to use marker pens, an exciting medium that produces striking and vibrant illustrations. All reference pictures supplied along with quality art materials.

3 Full Day
Full day course

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, flowers, trees, windows, sea, people and so 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, waterproof pens, ink 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:

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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