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Watercolour – Introduction

This absorbing one-day watercolour workshop is ideal for both beginners and those wishing to refresh their current approaches to watercolour painting. The day is divided into two parts, Still life and Landscape, working from objects and photographs as source material. Traditional and experimental approaches are demonstrated and participants are given time to explore and practice before embarking on final pieces.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Paints, brushes and papers, painting light to dark, stretching paper, mark making, observational drawing, composition, traditional and contemporary artists.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners

Who will be my tutor?

Name:Steve Dixon


Steven Dixon is a practicing fine artist with 15 years teaching experience in HE, FE and Adult Education.

How will I learn?

Specialist workshops, Demo, Audio/Visual presentations

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

All materials will be supplied.

Please bring an apron or wear clothes that don’t matter if they get messy.

If you wish to work from personal items please bring:

Still Life Objects eg Flowers, fruit & veg, (perhaps wilted and decayed?), bottles, household objects, vases

Landscape images eg local landscapes, holidays, favourite places, atmospheric, weather conditions

Watercolour equipment e.g. brushes, watercolours, palettes, paper

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

10 reviews for Watercolour – Introduction

  1. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant day, really enjoyed and a brilliant tutor.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Great fun thanks

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nice easy atmosphere.
    Great tutor.

  4. 5 out of 5

    We had really clear instructions on technique & lots of feedback & help.
    A really enjoyable day.

    Thank you

  5. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5


  6. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Steve was a great teacher, gave us lots of information that was clearly explained and we had plenty of time to complete two paintings

  7. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very good.
    Good fun.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Just the right amount of ‘teaching’. Lots of support and encouragement.

  9. 5 out of 5

    This was a very enjoyable, creative and fun day. The teacher was supportive and very encouraging and we all completed work that we were pleased with!

  10. 5 out of 5

    It was great to see how much can be achieved in one day by all the students. Steve was very encouraging and introduced us to a range of techniques to explore. Great fun!

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