This fun weekend course is for anyone with a little experience, to advanced painters in watercolours. We will show you how to turn an ordinary painting into an extraordinary one! We will take you beyond the typical painting materials, by using household materials and other ‘craft items’ to achieve a fresher, more exciting painting style. Great fun! This course will be studio-based.

Linda and Caroline will take you through each method with a demonstration of the techniques and then guiding you through the process by having a go yourself. You will be using everyday materials found around the house or garden and you will be amazed at how easy it is to produce lively, interesting textures. These everyday objects will be supplied by the tutors but if you would like to bring your own, here are some of the items you will be using: cling film, bubble wrap, tissue paper, salt, masking fluid, sponges, drinking straws, wax and even gin!

Tutor: Linda Series

Linda Series is experienced watercolourists and tutors, who greatly enjoy sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with painters of all levels of ability. Have a look at their websites.

Tutor: Caroline Furlong

Caroline Furlong is an experienced watercolourists and tutor, who greatly enjoy sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with painters of all levels of ability. Have a look at her website:

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Good quality watercolour paper at least 140lb. Rough or Not surface also some old rough paper for practice on.
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Watercolour paints in the following colours:
    French Ultramarine
    Cobalt Blue
    Cerulean Blue
    Winsor Blue
    Raw Sienna
    Burnt Sienna
    Burnt Umber or Sepia
    Cadmium Red
    Cadmium Yellow
    Lemon Yellow
    Paynes Grey
    Alizarin Crimson
    Light Red
    White Gouache

Do not worry if you do not have all the colours as Linda and Caroline will have some for sale.  Drawing boards and water pots are available at the Centre.

Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item