Watercolour for Beginners - Part 1 (3-week course)

with Leila Ward

3-week course running for three consecutive 2 hour sessions from the dates and start time listed below.


In this course, you'll learn the basics of watercolour painting and develop the skills needed to create beautiful works of art. Whether you're completely new to painting or have some experience with other mediums, this course is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the beauty and versatility of watercolours. This course is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out some different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet, through painting various subjects with this beautiful medium.


Fri 6 Oct 10.30am - 12.30pm

Fri 13 Oct 10.30am - 12.30pm

Fri 20 Oct 10.30am - 12.30pm


Fri 2 Feb 1pm - 3pm

Fri 9 Feb 1pm - 3pm

Fri 23 Feb 1pm - 3pm


(Bundles of watercolour paints / brushes are available at the QPAC Art Shop)

*Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)  

*White gouache paint (small tube)  

*Selection of brushes (such as a size 10 and 4 round, and a larger flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch)  

*A4 Watercolour paper pad (minimum 250 gsm cold pressed/NOT paper)  

Masking tape  

*Masking fluid (ideally frisk masking fineliner/ needle tip)  

Flat board (cardboard/ foamboard/ wooden drawing board)  

Small painting sponge   

Pencil, rubber 

Watercolour Materials Packs designed for use at Leila’s workshops are available to buy from QPAC at £28, please buy yours in advance of class to ensure stock! (01296 424332).

Packs contain items marked on above list with an asterisk *.


Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

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