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Watercolour for Beginners

Watercolour for Beginners


Watercolour is the most popular medium for people who take up art. This course is designed for both absolute beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to improve.

Many watercolourists quickly become frustrated and give up with the medium, due to its unforgiving nature. This course will help you overcome that basic problem. Artist Roy Munday will introduce you to the materials needed. In week one you will be shown how to lay on a basic graduated wash, wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry – two of the essential techniques, together with a variegated wash using more than one colour.

Master these and you will have made big progress and will start enjoying watercolour. Roy will introduce a subject to the class and demonstrate the exercise before you practice yourself. These exercises will follow the principle of ‘lets keep it simple’ so that your effort can be about mastering technique of using watercolour.

Initially you will be using one colour, so you can concentrate on application of paint without the complication of colour and how to work tonally. Working from a simple subject you will be shown how to use watercolour effectively so that you can achieve fluid, refreshing and spontaneous paintings, for which watercolour is most suited. You will be encouraged to simplify the subject rather than working to exact detail and fiddling – which often ends in overworked or static paintings.

The emphasis of the course will be to give you confidence so that you can take chances with the medium and experiment to create exciting work. You will be encouraged to work at home, if time allows, to speed-up your progress.

You might have a favourite watercolour artist in mind when you start the class and might wish to emulate them. Roy will encourage you in this approach and offer advice and guidance.

Gradually you will be introduced to using more than one colour to add even more excitement to your paintings. By the end of the course it’s intended that you will have learned the basics of watercolour painting and equips you to work on your own initiative.

Tutor: Roy Munday

Roy is trained in traditional techniques in both fine art drawing and watercolour, which he uses to create his own portfolio of striking artwork. He has led classes and demontrations in both disciplines for several years, having been awarded the Norman Moores painting and drawing fellowship.


February: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

March: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

April: 16th, 23rd (*Class NOT runnning on 2nd, 9th of this month*)


Hope Street Ltd, 76-78 Lord Street, Liverpool, L1 1TL


£160 for the 10 week course (full course must be booked in advance)

It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.


You may want to bring the following materials to ensure you get the most from the course:

Watercolour brush pen set, range of synthetic brushes, watercolour gummed art pad, set of pencils, eraser and sharpener, sponge erasers, masking fluid, kitchen town, jam jars for water.

You will receive a suggested Cass Art materials list again around a fortnight before the course commences.


There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to six weeks before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than six weeks before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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Event Date: Monday 5th February – Monday 23rd April 2018


Location: Hope Street Ltd, 3rd Floor, 76-78 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TA

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Contact Details

dot-art, Tel: 03450176660

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This event has been submitted by the event organiser and is not endorsed by Culture Liverpool or Liverpool City Council. If you have any questions, please direct them to the event organiser.

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