Watercolour Painting for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C3680209

Watercolour painting provides you with the perfect opportunity to relax and lose yourself, at a time of uncertainty in our lives. These sessions aim to be stress free, providing step by step tuition. However, there will also be opportunities to explore more independently, as well as introducing some mixed media to your work. This course is for those starting their watercolour journey but will also apply to those wanting to improve their work.

Course aim

This course will provide you with a brief introduction to techniques of watercolour painting, with a view to applying them to your own portfolio.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • 1. Explore a range of basic watercolour painting equipment and understand their purpose.
  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge of line, shape proportions, composition, and tone.
  • 3. Expand on different watercolour techniques like washes, glazes, wet on wet and wet on dry.
  • 4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of colour theory and apply this to your portfolio work.
  • 5. Analyse other artists work through discussions and influencing your own work.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Basic watercolour paints and a set of brushes and watercolour paper will be needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Watercolour Painting for Beginners and Improvers


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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