Introduction to Watercolours

with artist and tutor James Potter Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9pm

  • Starts 21 Sept
  • 225 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots


Service Description

Join Edinburgh-based artist and tutor James Potter introductory course on impressionist watercolour painting. Impressionist watercolour painting is the art of direct painting, which gives a realistic and natural impression of the scene or object, maintaining a lively paint surface with luminous colours, all without the need of going into great detail. The aim of this course is to give students the ability to simplify the subject and produce quicker paintings, yet still give very satisfying results and to learn to see with fresh eyes. This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience. Water pots, boards, ceramic plates and kitchen roll are provided. Please bring along the following materials each week: • Paints: James recommends Winsor and Newton artists tube paints in colours - Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Cadmium Yellow, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna , Cadmium Red, Ivory black (optional) • Brushes: James recommends Isabey 6234 Numbers 2, 4, 6, and 8 (Squirrel mop brushes with a few finer sable ones). However you may bring along any watercolour brushes you wish. • Paper: James recommends Bockingford NOT (cold pressed) paper 140lb or 240lb, however if you would prefer to buy a pad of watercolour paper the thicker the better! • We provide ceramic plates to use as a palette, however James like to use a Holbein Palette (optional) • An HB pencil • Masking tape


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

We will provide a refund if you give written advance notice up to 14 days before the course start date. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk. Please note, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.


Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

    info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk