Monthly classes

C57D2027


Classes start at 9.30 and finish around 4.30.

Materials list.

  • PAPER
  • 6 sheets of student watercolour paper (for Botanical, 1 sheet of Arches hot-pressed 300 gsm watercolour paper)


  • COLOURS
  • Windsor and Newton are recommended. Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Scarlet Lake (or Cadmium Red) and Permanent Rose. Extras - Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna. For Botanical Ill Artist quality are best. Watercolour Painting students could opt for a cheap set of Chinese Maries. Watercolours to start with.
  • MASKING FLUID and SPONGE (not for Botanical Ill.)
  • ONE SKETCHBOOK A5. A4, or A3, cartridge paper, any size is OK. SPRAY BOTTLE
  • WATER CONTAINER and RAGS.


  • BRUSHES
  • Botanical Illustration Kolinsky sable Roymac brand is the most economical, size 2 or 3 and a Golden sable or Sablinsky size 7 or 8. Watercolour Painting - 1 inch cheap paintbrush for washes and then wait to see what you like from brushes provided before you buy more.
  • PALETTE
  • You can use an old white china plate, or try a plastic folding palette, they are the easiest to carry.


Please note: Payment in advance for classes will be in either 3 month or 6 month instalments to save time in class. Thanks.

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