Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales


A series of watercolour workshops for all artists

The RI’s 2017 season of workshops kicks off with three sessions tutored by RI members, each covering totally different styles and subjects.

Here is an opportunity to join a small group of like minded artists, to benefit from experienced and recognised artists  giving advice and guidance in a friendly atmosphere.

These one-day workshops are designed for all who are new to painting and those wishing to further extend their skills.

The Paint – not the subject

April 8th Tutor: Anne McCormack RI SWA

Finding a subject is always difficult. Emphasis will be on the quality and excitement of the paint technique and the dynamics of the composition. A very simple still life arrangement, will be used to explore this theme.


Tree Painting

22nd April: Ian Sidaway RI

The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of painting trees through the seasons, from preparatory sketch to the finished painting. Informative and fun!



Stimulate your thinking

Workshop 29th April 2017: Paul Banning RI RSMA

The course is designed to stimulate your thinking and extend your approach to subjects using this difficult medium. Concentration will be on composition, tone and colour to achieve vibrant and interesting watercolours.

Booking Form 2017 Workshops

The workshops are tutored by members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

Easels and drawing boards are provided. Your tutor will advise on materials/references required.

The Mall Galleries cafe will be open throughout the day, but students may bring their own packed lunch/refreshments if preferred.

Venue:  Mall Galleries Learning Centre 10:30 – 4:30

Workshop Fee: £50 per day.  ( Friends of the RI £45 )

To print booking form click: Booking Form 2017 Workshops