Discover our Watercolour Courses

Let your creativity be inspired by the natural world

Watercolour courses inspired by nature.

Watercolour paint as a medium is transparent, yet vibrant. Its versatile nature means you can make the colour strong but translucent too. It’s all down to your water to paint ratio.

So you can add depth, easily blend and create your very own style.

Watercolour paint is created from a mixture of natural or synthetic pigments. It also includes gum arabic which is a natural ‘glue’ created from the sap of the thorny Acacia tree.

by Andrew Pitt

Watercolour painting can be a great place to start for beginners and anyone new to painting. It’s relatively inexpensive to get started and you can do so much with minimal equipment.

Some people use watercolour to paint in a very loose but free and expressive way. Others prefer a tight, detailed and realistic method.

Watercolour enables you to create simple glazes, but you can merge and blend colours. You can create gradations and add fine details.

Try a Watercolour Painting Course with Field Studies Council.

Do you want to explore the world of watercolour painting and learn from the experts? We have a range of courses which will give you the tricks of the trade so you can broaden your watercolour horizons.

Our watercolour courses take inspiration from the beautiful natural surroundings of our centres, and local wildlife. The landscape is abundant with flora and fauna, so let the UK’s nature and wildlife inspire your creativity.

Field Studies Council’s creative courses range from day art courses and longer craft weekends. We also offer week long art and craft holidays.

Our watercolour courses do feature some studio time, but getting outdoors in the natural landscape can have a whole host of benefits: creatively, mentally and fantastic for all-round well-being.

Our craft courses are more than just a learning experience. They are a chance to meet like-minded people and a chance to unwind from everyday life. You can experience the UK’s glorious countryside, a relaxing backdrop to your time away.

Our courses studying watercolour painting take place at two of our most inspiring locations. Flatford Mill in Suffolk and Slapton Ley in Devon.