Watercolours: an Introduction: Monday 13 May 2024, 10am-1pm

Watercolours: an Introduction: Monday 13 May 2024, 10am-1pm

Watercolours: an Introduction: Monday 13 May 2024, 10am-1pm

Details of workshop and tutor

Watercolour is a very special medium – the brilliance of the colours, the translucency and happenstance make for a very beautiful way of painting. This workshop shows you how to start this complex medium in a fully understandable and supported way to allow you to make a great start – including mixing colours, wet and dry techniques, layering and brush use.

I am a professional artist and qualified tutor, mentor and coach, with 13 years experience teaching art to adults and 5 years mentoring and coaching students – from beginners to advanced. My desire has always been to encourage and push people’s own style, not to copy my own, I have a knack of being able to see a students interest and patterns often before they do.

Costs and numbers:

3 hours.
£45 per student or
Maximum students – 8.

When and Where:
2 - 5pm, Monday 13 May 2024.
Art House South Brent, Old School Centre, , Totnes Road, South Brent, Devon TQ10 9B

This workshop is for beginners.

What to bring:

3 Watercolours in tubes ‘Professional’ is best (NOT ‘Students’)
1) Magenta or Rose Madder, 2) Cadmium Yellow or (a bright) Lemon Yellow and 3) Prussian or Phthalo Blue (green shade preferably).

Cheap paints have a lot of white filler in them that produce dull colours. The makes don’t matter, it is the quality, but Daler Rowney, Winsor and Newtwon, Senneliere are all good, and have differing ranges. Avoid students or cheap paint.

A4 watercolour pad – minimum 140lbs/300gsm. Slightly textured (Cold Pressed)
2 water pots, food tins are good.
2-3 watercolour brushes of your choice. Go larger than small. Preferably sable, but can be man made.
Kitchen roll.
A large white metal plate with a lip as a palette. Ceramic is ok, but NOT plastic.

Where to buy:
Trago do a good selection of paper pads and may do the paints. Likewise Hobby Craft. Any art shop (but there are few these days). Online: Jacksons are good: https://www.jacksonsart.com/)

All I advise is buy the best you can afford, in paints, paper and brushes.


©Jane Hodgson

Relational Dynamic Coach, (affiliated with RD1st Ltd and Culture at Work Ltd.) - 2022
Completed the Mentoring Programme, Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall, 2018
City and Guilds Award in Education and Training Level 3 6502-31 – formerly PTLLS
Exeter College, Devon - 2015
MA Arts and Ecology, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, 2008
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire, 2005