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Art Classes (Watercolour and drawing for beginners and improvers)

3h a week, evening classes

Course dates: Thursday 10 January 2019 - Thursday 28 March 2019 (11 weeks)
Course dates: Thursday 2 May 2019 - Thursday 4 July 2019 (10 weeks)

All classes run Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm

Location: These courses are held at the Ruskin Room, Cohen Quadrangle, Exeter College, Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HD

Please note: Due to the course being in the evening, we recommend students bring their own refreshments.

Contact us: 01865 759600 |


This course covers watercolour and drawing for beginners and improvers. Participants should attend the course if they would like to develop their skills in watercolour.

The course will help learners develop their watercolour techniques with step-by-step instruction and demonstrations covering techniques such as washes and wet-into-wet blends as well as developing a knowledge of colour theory.

  • Develop colour theory.

  • Experiment with different watercolour techniques:

  • Reserving the whites

  • Brush control

  • Creating form

Please note: Materials are not included; Students will be required to provide their own materials

Materials list

1 Good medium Round ended brush, size 6-7

1 Good large round brush


Preferably tubes, ideal colours are listed, but set colours in a box are fine.

Lemon yellow or Winsor Lemon

Cadmium yellow pale

Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna

Crimson Alizarian

Burnt Sienna

Cobalt blue

French Ultramarine


Watercolour pad, Weight 140lb/300gsm, “Not “ (also known as Cold pressed)


Other basic materials

Pencil, 2B

Eraser, a soft putty rubber is ideal

Masking tape

Board or anything that tape will stick to.

Couple of water pots

Kitchen roll

Cost for 11 week course starting on Thursday 10 January 2019: £280

Cost for the 9 week course starting on 25 April 2019: £230

Payment can be made in the following ways;

By credit or debit card (Please provide your full name as a reference when making payment) Over the phone (please call our finance office 01865 759600)

  • Online Banking direct payment (banking details for Ruskin available on request)

  • In person at our Headington campus

  • By Cheque (with cheque guarantee card)

  • By Cash – only in exceptional circumstances (This should be paid in advance at our Headington Campus)

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no specific requirements for entry to the course. All painting and drawing abilities are welcome.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at

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By the end of the course you will have developed skills in water colour and drawing.