Michele Webber

Original Artwork by Suffolk Artist Michele Webber

One Day Art Courses Autumn 2016 onwards


Read on for upcoming One Day Art Courses!

one day summer painting courses suffolk and essex


CO3 Studios in Colchester

Tindalls Art Shop in Colchester

Braintree Community Centre

(Maps to all venues are further down this page, just scroll)

Please see individual listings for prices.

DATES/SUBJECTS A summary is below, but to read a detailed description of each course please scroll further down the page.

** Note about place availability: As the venues take the bookings I do not always have up to date information about how many places are left, but if I know that a day is booked up or nearly full I will indicate it, beyond that please enquire directly. Please also note, sometimes if a course has only just been arranged it may not be showing on the venues own websites yet, but they will still take bookings, just ask.

Saturday 8th July 2017– Watercolour Tips and Techniques  at CO3 Studios, Colchester £55 (10.30am to 4pm) Buffet Lunch and Ample  Free Roadside Parking  included. (Fully Booked)  Please contact Angella at CO3 Studios to be placed on a waiting list.

Tuesday 18th July 2017 – Getting Started with Watercolours at Braintree Community Centre, Braintree Details on price available via Braintree Community Website, here. (10.00am to 4pm) Materials if needed charged at £5 per person, payable direct to tutor.

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Botanical Garden Painting Day at Stisted, Essex £45 (10.00am to 4pm) * There is a seperate page for this course please click here

Thursday 14th September 2017 –  Loose Flowers in Brusho at Tindalls Art Shop,  
Colchester £35 (10.00am to 4pm) Materials included. Tindalls will be accepting bookings for this course soon. Save the date in your diary now.

Thursday 21st September, 5th October, 19th October 2017 – (3 week Course) Elements of Watercolour
Colchester £35 (10.00am to 4pm) Materials included. Booking available soon.

Thursday 21st September, Still Life and Flowers
Thursday 5th October, Landscapes and Seascapes
Thursday 19th October, People and Portraits

Thursday 2nd November 2017 –  Winter Landscapes in Pen and Wash at Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester £35 (10.00am to 4pm) Materials included. Tindalls will be accepting bookings for this course soon. Save the date in your diary now.

Thursday 7th December 2017 –  Painting Pets in Watercolour and Mixed Media at Tindalls Art Shop,  Colchester £35 (10.00am to 4pm) Materials included. Tindalls will be accepting bookings for this course soon. Save the date in your diary now.

(Maps to all venues plus detailed descriptions of each course are further down this page, just scroll)


**Courses must be booked direct with the venues, contact details below or click the blue links to go direct to their website:

CO3 Studios please contact Angella:
Email: angella@co3gallery.co.uk  Telephone: 01206 501548  Mobile:   07717710029

Tindalls Art Shop please contact a staff member:
Email:    Telephone: 01206  579729

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More details for one day courses...

Watercolour Tips and Techniques


This popular workshop is quite simply the most useful watercolour course you will attend. A whole day dedicated to hands-on practice and learning new techniques. Methods will be demonstrated and practiced on pieces of paper that will be collated at the end of the day to make a take-home booklet to keep as a permanent reminder of your practice and results. Discover new ways to use the fantastically versatile medium of watercolour, plus useful tips for rescuing work that is going wrong. At the end of the day you will have a physical record of over 20 fantastic watercolour and mixed media techniques, which you can refer back to in the future.

 Suitable For: Beginners in Watercolour or anyone who feels they just don't understand why it handles the way it does or how to get a grip on it. Also helpful if you want to expand your knowledge of techniques and watercolour mixed media approaches.

Getting Started in Watercolours


This day is for the new to painting or many years out of practice. If you simply don't know where to start or even which brush you should use, if you have no idea what type of paper you should be painting on or how to apply the paint, this day is for you.  If that set of watercolours your kids bought you for Xmas is still in the drawer with the cellophane wrapper on or you haven't painted since school then this course will get you started. We will start by looking at the materials you need and how to prepare your paper like the professionals do. Then a basic guide of the initial techniques you need and a chance to practice them. Finally we will start you off on your new hobby with a go at some simple landscape painting.

Suitable For:

The out of practice, the terrified and the 'I have no idea where to start!'  By the end of the day you will have a relaxing and enjoyable new hobby.


Loose flowers in Watercolour and Brusho


Working from photos of flowers up close we will be learning how to use ‘Brusho’ Pigment powder both for backgrounds and details. In the morning we will look at drawing, and various techniques for using watercolour and brusho, before moving on to produce full paintings.  Brusho is messy and gets everywhere, please wear old clothes!

Suitable for: Suitable for all levels, including and especially good for beginners.

Elements of watercolour


This course covers both basic and more advanced mixed media techniques for using watercolours effectively whatever your subject. For each of these days we will start by looking at particular techniques and drawing skills appropriate to the subject before moving on to work on two paintings per day

Suitable for: All levels, including beginners and anyone wanting to explore watercolour subjects in depth.


 Winter Landscapes in Pen and Wash


In the morning we will be using liner pens and making snow scene landscape paintings, looking at how to paint snow in the negative, as is traditional in watercolour painting - without using white paint. In the afternoon we will be tackling the amazing shapes of winter trees using the more painterly dip pen and ink. Subjects will be discussed and techniques explored and demonstrated.

Suitable for: Anyone, beginner or experienced who loves pen and watercolour and would like to spend a day studying the medium in more depth.

Painting Pets in Watercolour and Mixed Media


For this course we will be discussing how to make really lovely pet portraits. I will demonstrate ways of making loose, soft focus backgrounds, how to get proportions correct and draw any animal face easily plus techniques for combining other media with watercolour in order to make realistic ‘fur’ textures. Animal photos will be supplied, but if you have a furry friend you want to paint do feel free to bring along a photo. Please make sure any photos you bring are both large and clear.

Suitable for: Anyone, beginner or experienced who would like to learn more about painting domestic animals.

Map for CO3 Gallery, Colchester:

The CO3 Gallery, 90 Shrub End Road, Colchester, CO3 4RX

Map for Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester:

25 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN

Braintree Community Centre

Hollywood, 19-21 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AH

Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AH ..Hollywood" 19-21 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AH

Now Available!

My SAA Watercolours Starter Set, with my unique colour mixing guide.

Saa colour mixing leaflet & Paint Set

8 x 14 ml tubes of watercolour, storage tin and foolproof colour mixing guide to get you started with confidence!

Signed Limited Edition Giclee Prints of my work are available.

Local Views, Flower Paintings...

Orwell Estuary, Low Tide

and many other beautiful designs!