Painting - Water Based

Watercolour painting with Christine Forbes

Ref: S1D09403


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About this course

Learn to handle brushes, use colour and study form and composition as you paint in watercolour.

Course Description

We begin this one day course with a talk on the basic principles of observation and use of colour. You will draw and paint from still life and discover the exciting versatility of watercolour and explore form, creating washes and brush handling. During the afternoon you will complete your own watercolour painting.

We will also look at how different artists interpret still life through their use of colour, composition and technique.

You will follow some simple demonstrations, being guided on a one-to-one basis. The day concludes with a brief discussion to help give you the confidence to keep painting.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • The cost of providing all the materials and tools to be supplied for the course including paper, paints, pencils, erasers and the use of brushes.

What students need to bring

  • Suitable clothing for this practical day
  • Notebook and pencil if you wish

Student Review

" Excellent teaching with lots of useful information and techniques shown, plus plenty of opportunity to try out the watercolour techniques and ideas. The pacing was appropriate, and the teacher was very approachable and knowledgeable. The day was action packed, I learnt lots and was very inspired to go home and paint!!!

Jo 2019


Christine Forbes

Christine Forbes is a Sussex artist and graduate of Northbrook College, Worthing. Her background is in design, acting, fashion and catering. She has been teaching for over 12 years (both adults and children) and includes: The National association of Gifted Children and HMP Ford. She continues to work for private, club and corporate clients. Christine exhibits regularly and is a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society. She runs her own gift card business.

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