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  Watercolour painting courses   

 Held in Herefordshire
 and North Wales
for beginners and improvers

  • Choice of venue.

  • Small group tuition.

  • All art materials supplied for the course.

  • High level of personal attention.

  • Courses run by professional artist.

  • All main techniques are covered.

  • Practical tips and advice.

  • Friendly relaxed atmosphere.

  • Gift vouchers are available.

Enjoy learning how to paint in watercolours.
 Paint seascapes and lakes, landscapes with trees, snow scenes etc.
using tried and tested techniques or come as an improver
 to advance your watercolour skills.

U.K. Painting courses

These watercolour painting courses
are designed  to encourage the
nervous beginner, advance the
technique skills of improvers
whilst at the same time keeping 
their individual styles. 

Whether you are 20 or 80 years old, people have found them to be fun, informative, working in a no pressure, relaxed environment.

Tuition in basic watercolour techniques
 are demonstrated and you go home
with completed paintings.

With a maximum of 6 students on the
 group courses, there is time to give each student individual attention
and tuition similar  to a
"one to one" basis.

Seascapes    -    Landscapes 
Trees / woods     -     Mountains
 Still life  -  Flowers  -  Lakes / water
   Buildings  - Snowscapes

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Treat someone to a Birthday or Christmas present that is a little different. 
Gift vouches available for a fun, informative and relaxing art break in the U.K. 
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Student's comments about the group watercolour painting courses

Hugh ..................Very worth while course helping me to start a new hobby. Numerous painting
              tips with useful help choosing good materials. I received lots of help when I
was painting.      Thank you so very much.

May ..........Thanks for an enjoyable weekend, we benefited enormously.
We can now look forward to painting on our own.

Richard   ...........    Really enjoyed the course and learnt loads, Thank you Roger.

Krutica ............... have found it truly wonderful and one of the best weekends I have had.
                                I have never been on an art course before and would recommend
it to everyone.

John..............  Very enjoyable, constructive and extremely helpful. Excellent mix of demonstration
              and application. Feel much more confident about techniques to be used and am
              looking forward to getting my equipment and getting started . Feel that i can
             both work on my own and with others at my local art group.  Thank you.

 Informal, enjoyed working at own pace in a friendly atmosphere.

Liked not having to provide materials. Felt okay asking and not
silly when I got stuck.


Marion...............Very good. Encouraging comments. Nice atmosphere. I felt that I learned a lot in a short time and 
will be buying my brushes and paint next week.

Excellent hotel with superb food. All the staff very polite and friendly .  Techniques demonstrated and pace of working
                     very helpful.  Solved some problems that I have previously encountered.  Tutor critique very positive and supportive. 
Size of group worked well.

Pat.......................Amazing experience. Wasn't expecting to produce work of such quality.   Thank you.

Georgianna.................. I have enjoyed this course and found it to be very informative, and would certainly join Roger on another course.
Thank you. Great time and loved the company.

Wendy...................Very enjoyable. I learned a great deal.  I came to gain confidence and techniques and was successful in both !
Thank you for the close support and advice.

Gay ................ In two days I have learned more than 3 years of weekly classes. So many tips and techniques. 

Angela ................ Excellent venue and so helpful and friendly. The course has been brilliant and I can't believe what I have achieved
                       as this was my very first time painting with watercolours. Loads of really helpful hints and tips, just need to
keep the memory going now !!   Excellent stress buster and slept wonderfully well !   
Many thanks Roger, you made it funny and entertaining too.

If you are looking for a watercolour painting holiday in the U.K. to relax and spend time with like minded people,
 want to start learning to paint from scratch, or advance your painting skills,
I can provide patient tuition in a relaxed environment.

Watercolour painting courses in North Wales are held near Mold, Flintshire.
Watercolour painting courses in Herefordshire are held in Ross on Wye.


For a birthday, Christmas or special occasion, treat someone by sending them
a  two days watercolour painting course gift voucher.
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This site shows watercolour painting courses in the UK, art courses and art breaks in the U.K., U.K. Beginners painting courses and improvers painting courses. Watercolour painting tuition for art groups of up to
6 people are possible.  Unusual Christmas present ideas giving birthday vouchers and Christmas vouchers. Learn how to paint in watercolours by coming to one of the residential watercolour painting courses. These are held at
The Wilton Court Hotel in Ross on Wye, Forest of Dean. Herefordshire.  Watercolour painting courses are also held at the Plas Hafod Hotel (near Mold) in North Wales.  Learning how to paint in watercolour. 
Watercolour painting tuition in basic techniques are demonstrated on all courses including information on tools used.

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To make a booking enquiry telephone 02476 735617 

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