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Date(s) - 09/09/2019 - 12/09/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Clarence House


WATERCOLOUR INTENSIVE FOR BEGINNERS: learn the art of confident watercolour in just four days…

Featured as one of Woman & Home magazine’s “Life Changing Courses”

Sarah’s explanations of both how and why you do things in a certain way are brilliant. An inspirational teacher who so obviously adores her subject.   Jill , Yor

You really want to learn how to paint in watercolours but you want to learn fast.

On this workshop you’ll spend an exhilarating, inspiring four days of watercolour immersion learning all the essentials and building your confidence ready to return home knowing how to use watercolour with confidence.  This course combines my “Plus One” and “Plus Two” courses which cover both colour-mixing, wet in wet and working in transparent washes and glazes in depth.

To watch the introdcutory video for this course click the link…

Plus 1

Plus 2 

Watercolour for Beginners course

Sarah teaching a watercolour class

” Sarah is a wonderful teacher – she does lots of demonstrating and guides you through all the basics of watercolour painting, so that you feel confident that you can actually paint … with paints … on proper paper … with a brush … and know what you’re doing! ”         Kirsty


What you’’ll learn:

A watercolour mixing masterclass made simple.

The Three Colour Watercolour Mixing System: we’ll create over 80 of our own colours from just three. Pearl Grey, Terracotta, fresh Lime Green; Raspberry Pink, Plum, Dark Chocolate, Clotted Cream… it’s all possible with just our three colours!

You’ll also learn:

How to paint onto wet paper for soft, amorphous shapes and back grounds: (wet in wet)

How to create multicoloured shapes on paper (wet in wet)

How to create watercolour washes and glazes for skies and background

How to use multiple washes to create a simple landscape (glazing technique.)



It’ll be a high intensity workshop but there’ll still be time for lots of chocolate biscuit eating and tea drinking

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What’s included

  • More than thirty years of Sarah’s experience. Priceless!
  • All your art materials and equipment including watercolour paper, tubes of the correct paint colours, brushes, palettes, boards, etc.
  • Basic tea and coffee. (If you drink particularly exotic teas, or use non dairy then please remember to bring some along 🙂
  • Lots of fun and laughter in addition to the art tuition. The workshops have a lovely atmosphere of calm and study , but also lots of moments of friendship and laughter.

And not included?

Accommodation ( I can  email you a list of possibilities in the area)

Lunch. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Payment Info:

4 days: Fee £395

Deposit of £100 to be paid online, the final £295 to be paid on the day.

Please be warned: my courses fill up very quickly !

I hate to disappoint my students…..  so if this course is full you may find the same course running here in a later month or at my other venue in Cornwall so do check the general dates page if you’re desperate to learn!


Clarence House, Clarence Street, Penzance  TR18 2PA

(Detailed directions in introduction email)

watercolour workshops

watercolour workshops at Clarence House Penzance





This event is fully booked.