Watercolour Art Classes at ETNA – explore your creative potential

We are dedicated to watercolour painting and to helping both beginners and improvers to get the very best from this popular art form. Our Spring Term starts in the Green Room at ETNA on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018. The 3 hour class runs from 13:00-16:00. The term lasts for 12 weeks. (January-March). We will follow this with Summer (April-July) and Autumn (September-December) classes – also 12 weeks long.

Our classes will focus on the joys of watercolour painting and how every painter can improve. We will cover all the techniques required to produce successful and fulfilling watercolours.

Each three-hour session will cover a technical skill and a subject, and there will be time for free expression and personal interests. Small classes and individual tuition mean that beginners and more experienced artists can sit happily side-by-side and enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

As the year progresses, we will introduce variety in the form of watercolour pencils and pen and ink. We may go outside if the weather is nice and a gallery or exhibition visit is a distinct possibility.

Courses will be held in The Green Room at ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR.

If you are interested call 07909 994594, email alison@creativearttwickenham.uk or use the Contact Form for full details.

Tutor – Lee Campbell

Lee is a professional fine artist and qualified teacher with over 20 years experience. Born in New Zealand and a UK resident for many years, Lee paints in a studio on Eel Pie Island where she also provides one-to-one teaching, she also runs short courses at Kingston University. We are delighted that Lee is taking our courses in 2018 and into the future.

Message from Lee:

“I’m looking forward to welcoming you to Creative Art Twickenham in January. I have practised and taught drawing, watercolour and oil painting since graduating in 1992 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

I am delighted to be running classes dedicated to watercolour painting. I know many people want to learn and improve and will appreciate continuity through the year in a friendly, sociable atmosphere at a very good facility.

We will be working to a weekly plan but my approach is flexible and designed to support individual needs. I enjoy teaching academic observational drawing but am equally comfortable encouraging students to experiment. What I can promise are enjoyable and stimulating sessions with rewarding outcomes.”

Lee’s Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Portraiture,
MA Cert. Ed. Further Education,
Accredited Life Coach


Drawing into Painting

Part of the excitement of working in watercolour is that you never really know exactly what is going to happen. Each of our twelve session terms will give you opportunities to discover this as your skills develop. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter – the challenges set will help you to improve and enjoy.

Concentrating on basic skills is essential for every beginner and it is always useful to refresh these skills for those who already have some experience. Creating imaginative drawings with line and tone, extending to monotone will enable you to understand the difference between colour and tone. In a very short time you will be painting with colours and learning about colour mixing. We will work on still life with simple objects, some of which you will choose and bring yourself.

It is important to know how to start a painting – you will learn how to plan the composition, what to look for and how to use materials in the right way. Getting started can often be the most difficult part.

You will soon be producing simple paintings that will be building blocks for the future as your style develops. You will begin to understand the basic principles of perspective and become more confident and competent with your drawing.

As the course progresses, you will discover the techniques, principles and processes which enable you to create beautiful effects with watercolour. We will explore colour theory and how to mix colours and understand different wash techniques.

There will be tutor-led demonstrations and time for one-to-one guidance with constructive feedback. Group discussions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with like-minded fellow painters will help everyone to develop and improve.

What is most important is that your knowledge, experience and confidence grows over the weeks and that you, in time, develop your own personal style.

Two courses on Wednesdays
throughout 2018

2018 Schedule

We are running classes on Wednesdays throughout 2018. We provide boards, palettes and water pots, materials for the first class and refreshments.

Spring Term:             

One class 13:00 – 16:00 on Wednesdays

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, (14 half-term), 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Summer Term:           

Wednesday Classes

Session One begins at 12:00 and runs until 15:00.
Cost £250 per 12 weeks.

Session Two begins at 15:30 and runs until 18:30.
Cost £250 per 12 weeks.

There are no differences between the courses, so join whichever course suits your day.

Apr 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, (30 half-term)
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 4, 11

Autumn Term:            

Wednesday Classes

Session One begins at 12:00 and runs until 15:00.
Cost £250 per 12 weeks.

Session Two begins at 15:30 and runs until 18:30.
Cost £250 per 12 weeks.

There are no differences between the courses, so join whichever course suits your day.

Sep 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, (24 half-term), 31,
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
Dec 5

You can book for the whole year

Call us on 07909 994594 if you would like to book for the whole year and qualify for a 10% discount.


ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road

020 8892 3676

ETNA Community Centre is a vibrant and welcoming community centre in a wonderful Victorian building in the heart of TW1.

The centre welcomes everyone, hosting a kindergarten for children 2-5 years and regular activities for senior citizens. There are meeting spaces, conference and counselling rooms, and the beautiful, high-ceilinged Green Room which is just perfect for art classes.

ETNA Community Centre is within walking distance of St Margaret’s Station and is close to bus routes H22, H37, R33, R68, R70 and 490. Car parking is available for all centre users on a first-come, first-parked basis and it is a quite large car park which is accessible from Riverdale Road.

To learn more about ETNA go to www.etnacentre.org.


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Contact Us

For further information please call me on 07909 994594 or email alison@creativearttwickenham.uk

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