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Watercolour With Peter David Scott
6-Week Course

This will be a 6 week mixed ability course beginning with the first principles of working with watercolour. There will be a weekly step-by-step demonstration which the students will follow, so students will have a completed picture at the end of each workshop.

Subjects will be chosen to introduce a specific set of skills in the medium and will be tailored to be achievable within the 2 hour class. The colours used will be limited, allowing students to become familiar with their properties and Peter will advise on the use of various kinds of brushes, paper and mixing media.

During the class, there will be one to one advice on each student’s work and Peter will take time to answer any individual queries. This can often lead into group discussion, if the problem is a shared one. After the six weeks, the students should have grasped the basic principles of watercolour and hopefully wish to continue with this rewarding medium.

COVID-19 Notice

Government guidelines in regards to COVID-19 will be in place at Bishops Manor for the course. All attendees will be seated at their own table, allowing everyone to maintain social distancing.
Unfortunately, refreshments will not be provided due to the restrictions. However, you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks.
If government restrictions and/or guidelines change and we are unable to run the course, all attendees will be offered the choice of a full refund or transfer to the next watercolour workshop course in February 2021. Attendees who book via Eventbrite and opt for a refund will receive a refund equal to the value of the course. Eventbrite may not issue a refund for their booking fee.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at info@bishopsmanor.co.uk.

Course Timetable

Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3.00 pm
9th September to 14th October 2020
£60 per person for the 6 session course
Pay on Eventbrite (Subject to booking fee ) or, to avoid the booking fee, pay by cheque or cash at Screetons office, 25 Bridgegate, Howden or email info@bishopsmanor.co.uk to pay by BACS.

Subjects Covered

The first lesson will be designed to introduce beginners to first principles and a useful way for more experienced students to get back into the swing of painting in watercolour. The subjects may be changed or reordered depending on what is the most appropriate next step.
Autumn garden landscape (with bonfire and smoke)
Seascape with boats
Moonlit landscape
Ink and wash townscape
Animals in Motion (loose watercolour sketches in pencil and watercolour)
Still life

You Will Learn

Basic colour mixing
Laying down a wash
Working light to dark
Using a limited palette
Colour perspective
Light, shade and tonal value
Creating texture
Using pen and wash
Painting using ‘Wet in wet’, ‘wet on dry’ and drybrush.

You Will Need

Watercolour paints, if you have your own
Paint brushes, if you have your own
Watercolour paper, if you have your own
Ordinary pencil
Jam jar for water

Some paints, watercolour paper and brushes will be available for anyone who does not have materials at first or hasn’t a specific colour we are using. Specific materials will be supplied for certain, for instance, pens for ‘pen and wash’. Please bring your own preferred paper, paint and brushes if you have them.  Peter will advise you on the best options should they wish to buy your own.

Facebook Group

You will be invited to a closed Facebook group exclusively for those attending the course to post your finished work, received step by step guides from Peter when necessary, and information on what will happen from week to week. Peter will post his finished demonstration piece as a guide along with reminders of the methods in the Facebook Group so that you can continue your paintings at home.
For those who do not use Facebook, a group emails with similar updates will be sent to you.

About Peter

Peter is an award-winning illustrator with nearly 50 solo books published worldwide. He has been commissioned by most of the well-known publishing houses, including Reader’s Digest, Harper Collins, Random House, Bloomsbury, Dorling Kindersley and 16 children’s books for Usborne. He has also worked in television, advertising and regularly in magazines, supplying all the artwork for the monthly column ‘Hidden Britain’ in BBC Wildlife magazine. His artwork has been exhibited in London, Norwich and many venues in his native Yorkshire as well as the ‘Art of the Picture Book’ exhibition as part of the Guildford Book Festival. He has a large watercolour in the permanent collection of ‘Nature in Art’ in Gloucestershire. His artwork was selected for the Association of Illustrators annual in 2012. Peter has recently completed 24 watercolour artworks for a new book ‘Time to Rhyme’ which is out now. Peter has taught painting and drawing in various media for over 25 years and currently runs several popular classes and workshops.

Book Your Place


Pay now with your debit card, credit card or PayPal through Eventbrite. Subject to Eventbrite’s booking fee. Alternatively, pay by cheque or cash at Screetons office, 25 Bridgegate, Howden.

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