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London's Premier Watercolour Painting Classes

Beginner I Intermediate I Advance Level

Sunny Art Academy I Covent Garden

London's Premier Watercolour Painting Classes

Beginner I Intermediate I Advance Level

Sunny Art Academy I Covent Garden

London's Best Rated Watercolour Painting Courses

Watercolour painting, with its rich history and myriad applications, is an ideal medium for artistic expression. This art course, guided by expert art tutors with backgrounds from esteemed art academies institutions worldwide, ensures a top- tier educational experience. Art lessons are tailored to individual needs, providing a bespoke learning journey. As participants progress through the art course, they gain proficiency in foundational techniques and are encouraged to experiment, expanding their technical repertoire. 

This watercolour art course covers a spectrum of directions, from traditional landscape painting to imaginative, illustrative, or abstract work. Foundational skills, such as colour theory, tone, composition, and principal techniques, are explored in-depth, drawing inspiration from renowned 19th and 20th-century watercolour artists. The course structure incorporates illustrations, diagrams, step-by-step demonstrations, and practical exercises, offering comprehensive support for artistic development. 

This step-by-step course presents tutorials designed to cater to all levels of watercolour painting enthusiasts. Whether you are an absolute beginner or someone with prior experience, the course structure accommodates a flexible learning schedule, emphasizing personalized tutor feedback. The course covers the essentials of watercolour painting and encourages experimentation with various methods and techniques. With its thorough exploration of tools, materials, colour theory, and diverse techniques, this course ensures a holistic learning experience.

World-Leading Tutors and Exceptional Standards

Benefit from world-leading art tutors with backgrounds spanning prestigious institutions such as Central Saint Martins College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art, Slade School, Royal Academy of Art in London, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Athens Academy of Art in Greece, and the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence. Trained to proficiently work across various media and subjects, our expert art tutors continuously introduce cutting-edge methods and techniques. This commitment ensures our customers' sustained engagement with art, solidifying the Centre's first-class reputation in London.

Discover the Art of Watercolour: From Novice to Expert

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of watercolour painting with our comprehensive course designed for beginners and advanced artists alike. Our expert art tutors will provide guidance to nurture participants' skills and creativity. Through exploration of various subjects, including still life, landscape and portraiture, you'll gain confidence and direction in your artistic endeavours. 

What You'll Learn

Participants in this course will: 

  • Acquire proficiency in tools and materials used in watercolour painting.
  • Master fundamental watercolour techniques, including wet-on-wet, dry-on- dry, and wet-on-dry applications.
  • Develop an understanding of colour fading, light and shadow creation, and how to paint nature-themed artworks.
  • Hone basic methods such as tone and colour handling, composition, light and transparency, techniques in context, observation and interpretation, planning and forethought, inspiration and discipline, and alternative methods.
  • Explore subject areas encompassing landscapes, skies, water, still life/ indoor settings, portraiture/figure, and imaginary/limited palette scenarios.

    This course provides a comprehensive foundation for watercolour painting, ensuring that participants not only grasp essential techniques but also create artworks they can be proud of. Embrace this opportunity to delve into the world of watercolour with Sunny Art Academy.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Tools and materials used in watercolour
  • Fundamental techniques: Wet on wet, dry on dry, wet on dry
  • Colour fading, light and shadow creation
  • Painting beautiful nature-themed artworks
  • Tone and colour handling, composition, light and transparency
  • Techniques in context, observation, interpretation, and planning
  • Inspiration, discipline, alternative methods, and finer points

Step-by-Step Structure and Individualised Guidance

This step-by-step course covers a range of techniques, from basic to advanced, ensuring a thorough understanding of watercolour painting. Each part is accompanied by resources and assignments for a comprehensive learning experience.

Flexible Timetable Tailored to Your Schedule

Our courses offer a flexible timetable with options available on both weekdays and weekends. Book online easily, taking only 3 minutes to complete.

Bespoke Art Tuition in Small Groups

Engage in bespoke art education with small-group courses led by expert fine art tutors. Enjoy personalized guidance with a maximum of 10 students per class. Whether on weekdays or weekends, book effortlessly online for convenient learning.

  • Each course follows a step-by-step structure to cover the necessary concepts and techniques according to your chosen package
  • For each lesson, your workspace will be set-up for your arrival, and the tutor will have your specific subject prepared for the lesson
  • You will receive group or individual demonstrations plus one-to-one expert guidance during the lessons. At the end of each class, your progress is recorded.

Who Should Enrol

Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, this flexible and fun course caters to students of all levels. Personalised tutor feedback ensures a supportive learning environment. Enrol now to embark on an enriching artistic journey with Sunny Art Academy. 

Book Your Art Course Now

Elevate your drawing skills and unleash your artistic potential. Secure your spot in our esteemed art classes. Book online in just 3 minutes, and embark on a transformative artistic journey.

Timetable

Our weekly rolling timetable allows you to start your course at any preferred time slot. 

  • Tuesday to Friday:
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm   6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday:
    9:00 am - 11:00 am   11:30 am - 1:30 pm  
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who Can Apply This Art Course

This art course is open to all art lovers, over the age of 16. 

Contact

A: Sunny Art Academy, Covent Garden, Kemble St, London, WC2B 4AN
T: 020-86165990 
E: info@sunnyartcentre.co.uk
Office Opening Hours: 10 am- 6 pm (Mon - Fri)

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WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

35
lessons

A full-length beginners course will allow watercolour art students to delve into the foundational aspects of handling this delicate medium. This course is intended to provide the student with a wide range of skills which would serve as the basis of a watercolour portfolio. In fact, upon completion of this course, most students will choose to continue to an intermediate level where they can focus on a specific subject or genre.

25
lessons

In this extended beginners course, art students will learn to further vary the application of watercolour paint through layering. Building on the skill set learnt in the early lessons of the course, students will have the opportunity to experiment with layering, opacity, drawing and mark-making.

15
lessons

This course offers a basic introduction to the techniques and materials involved in watercolour painting, followed by the development of these techniques. Students will learn colour mixing and begin to explore methods of creating differing edges and textures. Discussion of both historical and contemporary masters and practices will inform the development of students’ work.

35 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Art Lessons (2 hours each) 

15 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


35 Art Lessons


£880+ VAT (£1,130 | save £250)

8-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

 

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Opacity
  • Drawing and mark-making with watercolours
  • Approaching a specific subject matter and projects to practice and experiment with foundational technical aspects.

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

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25 Art Lessons


£660 + VAT (£810 | save £150)

6-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Opacity
  • Drawing and mark-making with watercolours

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


15 Art Lessons


£495 + VAT

4-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

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WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATES

35
lessons

This full-length intermediate course will provide watercolour students with the possibility of refining in a more complete manner the technical aspects of their practice. A study of the work of some of the masters of watercolour, including JMW Turner, will be key in providing examples of techniques of a more complex nature. By the end of this course, the art student is expected to have a sound knowledge of the medium, to be developed further in the advanced course.

25
lessons

The extended intermediate course caters to students looking to push their knowledge of watercolour. It will also allow art students to approach and understand the unique relationships between this medium and the different subjects it can be used to depict, ranging from landscape to portraiture and still life.

15
lessons

The intermediate course offers the inquisitive student the chance to fully explore the wide scope that watercolour painting offers. Through a series of both experimental and more highly finished works, the student will begin to develop a personal touch and style. Ideas of mass and line drawing will be introduced, and a fuller knowledge of different materials will be reached.

35 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

15 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

 35 Art Lessons


£880+ VAT (£1,130 | save £250)

8-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
  • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
  • Introduction to new materials
  • Development of personal touch and style
  • Relationship between the medium and different subject matter (e.g. portraiture, landscape, still life, etc.)
  • Master the complex compositional arrangements with the medium
  • Explore and tame new complicated techniques
  • Introduction to the work of historical masters

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


25 Art Lessons


£660+ VAT (£810 | save £150)

6-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
  • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
  • Introduction to new materials
  • Development of personal touch and style
  • Relationship between the medium and different subject matter (e.g. portraiture, landscape, still life, etc.)

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


15 Art Lessons


£495+ VAT

4-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

    • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
    • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
    • Introduction to new materials
    • Development of personal touch and style

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now

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WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR ADVANCED

35
lessons

Through this full-length advanced art course, art students are expected to master the medium in their subject/genre of interest. This is intended for students who already have a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of the medium and is structured to allow students to explore more contemporary approaches to watercolour painting.

25
lessons

In the extended advanced watercolour course, students will be offered personalised tutoring over the course of 80 hours of lessons, during which they have the opportunity to select the themes of classes, allowing for the development of a substantial body of work and the creation of a distinct style.

15
lessons

The advanced watercolour course will be tailored to the requirements of the student. Tutors will asses the level of expertise of each individual student, and work with them to help further develop their understanding of the medium. The study of both historical and contemporary masters will be encouraged to further inspire the art student to experiment with their practice.

35 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Art Lessons (2 hours each) 

15 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


35 Art Lessons


£880 + VAT (£1,130 | save £250)

8-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint
  • Build or expand a professional portfolio/body of work with watercolours
  • Fully master a specific genre (e.g portraiture, or landscape, portraiture, etc.)

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


25 Art Lessons


£660 + VAT (£810 | save £150) 

6-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint
  • Build or expand a professional portfolio/body of work with watercolours

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


15 Art Lessons


£495 + VAT

4-months expiry

Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now

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ADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

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Tailored Study Plans for Your Artistic Journey

Embark on your artistic adventure with a personalized touch. In your first lesson, engage in an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor who will assess your focus areas and skill level. This initial interaction enables the creation of a bespoke Study Plan, guiding your course structure to maximize results.

Expert Guidance from Renowned Art Tutors

Crafted by expert art tutors with illustrious backgrounds from prestigious institutions such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, our art courses promise excellence. Our tutors, with years of international teaching experience, are committed to nurturing your artistic talent.

Intimate Classes for Individualized Attention

Experience the intimacy of small art classes, limited to fewer than 10 students. Our teachers, in line with your Study Plan, tailor each lesson, offering personalized guidance and teaching techniques suited to each student's needs.

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Flexible Credit System for Cost-Efficiency

Optimize your learning with our flexible credit system. Lessons are deducted only when you book a class, akin to an Oyster Card system. This flexibility allows you to progress at your own pace, booking lessons as you navigate your artistic course.

Transparent Progress Monitoring

Stay informed about your artistic journey. After each lesson, your tutor provides feedback visible to other tutors, ensuring continuity in your progress. Even after a break, your entire history is retained for seamless resumption.

Effortless Management with Your Online Account

Take control of your schedule through your online account. Easily manage bookings, cancellations, and rescheduling. With a 48-hour policy, we recommend booking at least 2 days in advance for optimal seat availability and flexibility.

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OUR ART TUTORS

Our tutors have exceptional skills and unparalleled experience when it comes to advising students for their portfolios. they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture, and Goldsmith College of Art in London, the Athens Academy in Greece and the Florence Academy of Art. They exhibit their work in the UK as well as internationally and have appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC. These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programs of their choice.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our central London art studio, Sunny Art Centre, or remotely online.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS:
Sunny Art Academy
Kemble St
London
WC2B 4AN

TELEPHONE:
020-86165990

EMAILS

GENERAL ENQUIRES:
info@sunnyartcentre.co.uk

 

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
10 am- 6 pm (Mon - Fri)

TUBE

Covent Garden: Picadilly Line

Holborn:  Central Line/Picadilly Line

   

BUSES

Aldwych Kingsway ( Stop F )
Buses: 1,68,91,168,188,N1,N68,N91,N171,SL6

CAR PARKS

Lincoln's Inn Fields Car Park (Open 24/7)
Urban Parking Shelton Street  (Open 24/7) 
NCP London Covent Garden (Open 24/7)
Intelli-Park Covent Garden (Open 24/7)