details of a watercolour painting by Neil Pittaway

'Learn & explore the art of Watercolour' 1-day painting workshop with Neil Pittaway

This intensive one-day workshop will introduce you to the possibilities of watercolour painting in both traditional and non-traditional ways. The course is structured in a flexible manner to accommodate all skill levels from beginners to those with more experience. You will be taught a variety of watercolour techniques through a series of practical exercises, 1-1 tuition and group discussion. You will gain confidence in the art of watercolour painting including basic wash techniques, mixing and layering colours, and investigate creative use of marks through accidents and intuition. The day will end with an informal plenary session.

About your tutor: Neil Pittaway NEAC RWS RE is well known for his complex drawings, etchings and paintings. His works are in many public and private collections including the Royal collection, V&A Museum, and the Ashmolean Museum. He is also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. He has won many prizes and awards and has contributed to TV and Radio broadcasts including Channel 5 and BBC Radio 4. You can read an interview with him here.


Heatherley's School of Art
75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 ORN


£60.00 (+ booking fee) for the day

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop. If you are eligible for a discount please email stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday 6 April 2019
10:30 – 16:00 GMT


Please bring your own painting materials, try to include as much of the following as you can:

  • Drawing pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener, masking tape,
  • Watercolour paper - individual sheets any size and or / sketch pad A2 or smaller
  • Paint brushes - various sizes including one broad wash brush
  • one or more still life objects [this can be anything]
  • coloured pictures of landscapes - including sky’s, sunsets clouds, and reflections

There is a materials shop on site if required.

There are tea and coffee making facilities on site and cafes nearby - but you might want to bring a packed lunch.

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