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Watercolour – Saturday Workshop

This 1-day workshop offers a hands-on and relaxed approach for individuals to explore the fundamentals of watercolour and experiment with painting techniques.

Course overview


Spring term
Saturday 26 February 2022

09.00-09.30 Welcome session with tea/coffee
09.30-12.30 Morning Class
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-16.30 Afternoon Class


Sarah L Goy



Course details

Watercolour is a beautiful medium that can be used in a variety of ways that some find intimidating. During this course you will start with the fundamentals; from how to hold the brush, load the colour, learn about washes, colour mixing and tones, as well as exploring a variety of techniques. This is a relaxed and intuitive approach to learning, with the emphasis on ‘art is for all’ and individuality.

You will also explore artists who have used watercolour throughout history and how varied the approaches can be to fuel your imagination and provide inspiration for your own work.

Your tutor, Sarah L. Goy, is a trained illustrator, practicing and exhibiting artist, who is also involved in community art project. Through her creative practice and extensive travel experience, she champions the idea of ‘art for all’ and aims to encourage students to explore their own creative ideas in a supportive and relaxed course environment.

  • Experienced guidance from an artist specialising in watercolour and drawing.
  • A day in an AUB art studio
  • Watercolour paper and other materials
  • Lunch

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

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Sarah L Goy

Having graduated from Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design Sarah is a qualified illustrator and a contemporary artist.

The workshop aims to:

  • Enable students to gain confidence and become familiar with using water colour
  • Understand, tones, washes and basic colour mixing/theory
  • Experiment and develop individual ideas, discovering new approaches to creating.
  • Encourage viewing our environment and nature, with colour in mind
  • A day to relax and have fun through painting.

  • Students will gain confidence using water colour, using a variety of techniques.
  • Learning to see, feel and use colour in a different way.
  • Understand tone, textures and form
  • Group share of work done at the end of the day with the intention to support, inspire and encourage each other’s learning
  • This taster workshop could be a bridge to further courses.

Ideal for water colour beginners or for those who want to get their hand back in. A workshop which is suitable for all levels, some knowledge of drawing would be beneficial but not essential as the focus is water colour.

All course materials are included in the course fee.

All course materials are included in the course fee.

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