Watercolour Courses

Landscapes in Watercolour with Kevin Scully

Otranto copy

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July ’19

10am to 4pm each day

Age: Adults

Cost: £120 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Over the weekend, we will look at ways in which watercolour can be used in a loose and expressive way when painting landscapes.

The ultimate goal is to create paintings devoid of unnecessary detail, that make an artistic statement using lively brushwork, executed with as little fuss as possible, whilst still putting into practice the basic, necessary techniques associated with watercolour.

An informal course for lovers of watercolours, across all levels of experience.

Other workshops, which include some watercolour painting this year are as follows:

Experiment with Portraits with Isabel Carmona

isa collage portraits

Tuesdays: 19, 26 March 2 April ’19

10am – 12.30pm

£90 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Isabel is back, with her first course of the year – bringing her fun, challenging and unique style to this new 3 week course… a must for anyone who wants to give portraiture a go or advance their skills-base with an inspiring tutor!

Experiment with drawing each other portraits, self portraits and group portraits in various media (pencil, pen, ink, watercolour, biro) both monochrome and full colour. The course starts by looking at the proportions of the human face and will encourage participants to draw and paint without fear, having fun, whilst collecting it all in a sketchbook.

A sketchbook and materials provided.

No Experience Necessary!

Whiteline Woodcut Printing with Karen Carter


Friday 28th June ’19

10am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45 (all materials included)

OFFER 2for80: book 2 different £45 workshops with Karen for £80

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Where watercolour meets printmaking!

The easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts! We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do, referencing the work of the Provincetown Printers in America.

All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

No previous experience needed.

Masterclass in Botanical Casting with Claire Mahoney


Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July ’19

10 am to 3pm each day

Age: Adults

Cost: £80 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

An absorbing weekend masterclass, to capture the ephemeral qualities of the natural world in clay. Cast a range of different sized plaques, one large and a series of smaller ones, with an emphasis on composition running through the design process.

The weekend will allow us to focus on watercolour finishes and working with different coloured plasters.

A weekend for creativity in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Walk & Draw, Sketching Course with Isabel Carmona


Wednesdays: 7, 14, 21 and 28 August ’19

6:30pm to 8:30pm each evening

Age: Adults

£100 course (or £30 individual session)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

This year we will go for walks around Newbury and sketch on the way, stopping at various locations to draw/paint at different speeds.

Sketchbook and a materials kit provided.

Sessions will explore various local scenes (e.g. canal, town centre, high street) through the various sketching techniques.