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Watercolour With Peter David Scott
6-Week Course

A 6 week mixed ability course beginning with the first principles of working with watercolour. Follow a step-by-step demonstration by award-winning artist Peter David Scott to complete a painting of a different subject each week.

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

During each class, Peter will provide you with support, answering any questions you have and offering constructive feedback and advice.  On completion of the 6-week course, you will have learned the basic principles of watercolour and, hopefully, you will wish to continue with this rewarding medium.

Course Timetable

Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3.00 pm
16th February to 23rd March 2022
£60 per person for the 6 session course
Pay on Eventbrite (Subject to £3.11 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 in this course include:

A seascape

A still life

A landscape

An interior



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

Watercolour paper and a small selection of brushes will be available for those who are beginning. 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. Ink pens will be supplied for ‘pen and wash’.

Facebook Group

You will be invited to a closed Facebook group exclusively for those attending the course to post your finished work, receive 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 book illustrator and artist. He illustrates Nick Baker’s monthly ‘Hidden Britain’ page in ‘BBC Wildlife’ magazine and is a regular contributor to ‘How it Works’ magazine. His book illustrations have been commissioned by major publishing houses worldwide and he has exhibited in galleries around the UK. He has a large watercolour painting in the permanent collection of ‘Nature in Art’.

Book Your Place


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

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