Bluecoat: dot-art: Watercolour Painting

Bluecoat: dot-art: Watercolour Painting

Bluecoat: dot-art: Watercolour Painting

Venue: Bluecoat
Date(s): 26.4.20
Time(s): 11:30 - 17:00


Watercolour is the most popular medium for people who take up art. This course is designed for both complete beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to refresh their skills.

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 0176660***

Sundays from 26th April 2020, 11:30 am – 5 pm, £125 for 3 days.



Led by renowned Liverpool based artist Roy Munday, you will learn a variety of watercolour techniques including:

  • How to lay on a basic graduated wash
  • Wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry
  • Combing these two essential techniques together with a variegated wash using more than one colour

Roy will then introduce a subject to the class and demonstrate the exercise before you practice yourself. These exercises will follow the principle of ‘lets keep it simple‘ so that your effort can be about mastering the technique of using watercolour.

You will start by using one colour, so you can concentrate on the application of paint without the complication of colour and how to work tonally. Working from a simple subject you will be shown how to use watercolour effectively so that you can achieve fluid, refreshing and spontaneous paintings, for which watercolour is most suited. You will be encouraged to simplify the subject rather than working to exact detail and fiddling – which often ends in overworked or static paintings.

The emphasis of the course will be to give you confidence so that you can take chances with the medium and experiment to create exciting work. You will be encouraged to work at home, if time allows, to speed-up your progress.

Tutor: Roy Munday

Roy is trained in traditional techniques in both fine art drawing and watercolour, which he uses to create his own portfolio of striking artwork. He has led classes and demonstrations in both disciplines for several years, having been awarded the Norman Moores painting and drawing fellowship.


Spring/Summer Programme 2020, Sunday’s 11:30 – 5:00pm

April 26

May 3, 17


Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.


£125 for the 3 day course (full course must be booked in advance)


You will need to provide your own materials, a full list will be provided 2-3 weeks before the start of the course. To ensure you get the most from the course you may wish to bring the below essentials:

  • Watercolour brush pen set
  • range of synthetic brushes
  • watercolour gummed art pad
  • set of pencils
  • eraser and sharpener
  • sponge erasers
  • masking fluid
  • kitchen towel
  • jam jars for water

You will receive a materials list 2-3 weeks before the course begins with a prefilled Cass Art basket link. If you’d like to receive this email earlier, please email


  • There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
  • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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