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Kirstin White is an enthusiastic and experienced tutor who enjoys passing on her knowledge.

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Watercolour Painting Lessons at
Martyr Worthy Village Hall

Watercolour painting lessons with Kirstin White

Watercolour painting lessons are currently available, socially distanced, in MARTYR WORTHY and BURSLEDON. The venues are COVID-secure.

Photo of Kirstin White leading a watercolour painting lesson

Autumn 2021 Term classes are now booking

If you can’t wait until then, perhaps you would like to try one or two of the Informal Summertime Days Outside Watercolour Painting with Kirstin White?

The watercolour painting lessons

Watercolour painting lessons with Kirstin White include instruction on how best to use and be imaginative with watercolour paint.  Class members use water-based paint and drawing media in order to follow an art lesson each week.  These groups are small and the two-hour art lessons are bite-size. The lessons will help you to build your watercolour painting skill and creativity in easy stages.  Many of the skills learned are transferable to other media.

The lessons are themed. Each month, the individual lessons are linked to an umbrella topic. You will be painting something different, almost, every week. Lessons build together to get you painting like a pro’ in no time!

Test pieces, examples, finished paintings and demonstrations make up the varied art sessions.  Consequently, weekly watercolour painting groups with Kirstin White are fun, sociable and relaxed. 

We use WhatsApp

In periods of Lockdown, we move to WhatsApp and Zoom for our art lessons. If you need help using WhatsApp or Zoom for the first time, please email kirstin@kirstinwhite.co.uk

The Venues

Martyr Worthy Village Hall

Watercolour painting lessons at Martyr Worthy Village Hall.

Martyr Worthy Village Hall is an appealing building, with a pleasant atmosphere, situated opposite St Swithun’s Church.

There are four weekly class lessons in Martyr Worthy, book yours here.

Weekly watercolour painting sessions in Martyr Worthy consist of an Advance Class, an Improvers Class, a Beginners Class and a Mixed or Suitable-for-All Class. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced watercolourist, you will find the right weekly group for you in Martyr Worthy.

Greyladyes Arts Foundation (GAF)

Watercolour painting lessons at GAF, Bursledon.

The GAF is a delightful community space in the heart of old Bursledon, Hampshire.

Weekly lessons are on Tuesday afternoons and are suitable for all levels, book here.

What you will need for watercolour painting lessons – Materials & Equipment

Paint

Winsor and Newton Artists’ Watercolour Tubes in three colours: –

Winsor Yellow                     

Permanent Rose                 

Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

Please do not substitute professional quality with Winsor and Newton’s student brand, ‘Cotman’.

Brushes

Round, watercolour brushes. Natural hair brushes are best as they absorb water and lift out better than synthetic fibres. SIZE: Number 12.  I sometimes have suitable brushes available for sale, a No 12 is £15.  When you progress to the next term, you will also use a number 4

Among the many products that you may want to choose from are: –

Rosemary Brushes, Series 99: https://www.rosemaryandco.com/watercolour-brushes/pointed-pure-red-sable 
Ken Bromley, Ken Bromley Value Sable: https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/brushes-ken-bromley-sable-watercolour-brush.htm

Paper

140lb / 300gsm, NOT surface, around A3, or slightly smaller 10 x 14 inches, in size.

Pads that are gummed all around are good as they minimise cockling of the paper.  Single sheets, spiral-bound pads or pads gummed on one edge only are also fine.  Arches and Saunders are good brands.  For six-week beginners’ courses, I sometimes use cheaper and more readily available brands such as Hahnemuhle, or Langton, or Bockingford. Please DO NOT buy Crimson and Black, own brand or other cheap paper brands!  You will not be able to complete the exercises on these inferior surfaces.

Among the many products that you may want to choose from are: – https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-bockingford-not-watercolour-paper-pads.htm

https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-langton-watercolour-pads.htm

https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-arches-140lb-watercolour-paper-blocks.htm

Other sundries

A plastic palette, daisy well, for mixing washes.  Empty pans into which to squeeze your colours. A tin in which to store your pans of squeezed colours.  Loo roll or kitchen roll.  A 6B and/or a 2B pencil.  An eraser (on watercolour paper, slightly gritty ones work better than plastic ones).  A pencil sharpener or pencil sharpening knife. You may also want to use a roll of masking tape.

You will be able to complete the first lesson before purchasing your kit. I will clarify this list in class.

There are many suppliers both online and locally. Of the many, you might try Ken Bromley, Jackson’s. Frank Herring, the Picture Framing Shop at Hiltingbury or Cass Art at Winchester School of Art.