Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales

Spring 2020 – Autumn 2020

Workshops led by members of the RI at

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:



Come and join an 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: Wednesdays, 24 June and 15 July

Time: 10.30 – 4

Cost: £10 for administration per day.

NB. To reserve your place on an RI London Sketchers day please email, giving Jean the date you wish to reserve.

Then make a payment to:

Bank: HSBC. Account Name: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Sort Code: 40-21-05. Account No: 41151525. Reference: RI Sketchers 2020 and your surname.

Spaces are limited to 12 artists per day. If you wish to pay by cheque please email Jean for address. Please bring your own materials, suitable outdoor wear and a small seat if you wish.




7 November 2020 CHRIS FORSEY RI

Painting free, expressive water-based mixed-media landscape.

Time: 10.30 – 4.3o



21 November 2020 ANNE McCORMACK RI

Simple, imaginative Still-Life painting with a creative difference.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30





5 December 2020  ANN BLOCKLEY RI

Exploring nature subjects in experimental, loose watercolour.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30





12 December 2020  IAN SIDAWAY  RI

Creating textural effects using transparent watercolour.

Time: 10.30 – 4.30




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 2020 Workshops