Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales

Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020

Workshops led by members of the RI resume in a NEW VENUE

The Heatherley School of Fine Art

75 Lots road, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN

Directions: For directions and a map please follow the link to The Heatherley School of Fine Art website:



NEW! Starting this summer RI LONDON SKETCHERS

Come and join a new informal sketching group led by Jean Noble RI SWA in the heart of London for artists who gather their information from ‘seen’ spaces and would like to do some ‘plein air’ sketching or water colour.  Meeting at 10.30am in Canary Wharf (once signed up you will be given exactly which café) the group sketch for the morning and meet again at 1.00pm for an hour for lunch with a show/discussion of sketches produced. Sketch again from 2-4pm with a further look at work over a cup of tea. All fairly informal and yet informative, as every artist will bring something different from which we will all learn. Other RI members may join in.

Dates: Wednesday 28 August and Wednesday 25 September.

Time: 10.30 – 4

Cost: £10 for administration per day.

NB. To reserve your place on an RI LONDON SKETCHERS day please use the detachable bottom half of the Booking Form 2019 Workshops below, (ignoring The Heatherley School of Fine Art destination), giving Jean Noble as the selected tutor and the date you wish to reserve, then send it to Chris Forsey as directed on the form with payment. Spaces are limited to 12 people per day.

Please bring your own materials, suitable outdoor wear and a small seat if you wish.




26 October 2019   ANNE McCORMACK RI

Using water-based media to create paintings and experiment with a variety of techniques based on a Still-Life theme.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30

Image: ‘Home of the Mojito’ by Anne McCormack RI




16 November 2019  CHRIS FORSEY RI

Create semi-abstract paintings using water-based mixed-media approaches with the addition of Collage.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30

Image: ‘Rocky Shore’ by Chris Forsey RI


25 January 2020   ROGER DELLAR RI

Painting watercolour and gouache Portraits from Life.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30

Image: ‘In the Spice Market’ by Roger Dellar RI




22 February 2020   TONY HUNT RI

A creative Life-drawing workshop using watercolour and line and a brush.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30

Image: ‘Bronze Field, South Downs’ by Tony Hunt RI






Book early to avoid disappointment!


The workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn painting techniques from leading experts in water – based media through demonstration, tuition and guidance.

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

Download a booking form now

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

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

Students can make tea and coffee on the first floor in the conservatory area. There is no canteen in the school. Alternatively students may bring their own packed lunch/refreshments if preferred.

Venue: The Heatherley School of Fine Art

Times: Full Day 10:30 – 4:30, Half Day 2:00 – 4:00

Workshop Fee: £55 per day  (fRIends of the RI £50)

In Conversation Fee: £10 (fRIends of the RI £18)

To print booking form click:  Booking Form 2019 Workshops