This is a course for both beginners to the medium of watercolour as well as those with a little more experience that would like to explore landscape watercolour painting and its techniques. 


As well as exploring the medium as a means for personal expression, students will learn about:

  • Mixing colour

  • Controlling tone

  • Laying in and layering washes

  • Wet-on-wet, dry brush and spatter as expressive techniques

  • Brush handling as a drawing tool

  • Aerial perspective and surface form.

Each class will be based around a mixture of tutor demonstration and individual guidance, using as material photographs provided by the tutor. The students will also be encouraged to use these as the basis for further work at home.

Students to have the following as a basic starter kit -

Materials List

  • Paint: Winsor Violet / Dioxazine Purple, Pthalo Turquoise, Cadmium Orange, Prussian blue, Cobalt blueAlizarin crimson, Permanent roseCadmium red (pale), Cadmium lemon- or Winsor and Newton "Winsor lemon"Viridian (Hue)- or Winsor and Newton "Winsor green- blue shade)Burnt Sienna

  • White gouache

  • Optional paints- purple/mauve, orange, turquoise

  • Brushes: round watercolour brushes No's 8 & 3

  • Paper: A3 sheets/pad watercolour weight

  • Palette: white ceramic or enamel plate

  • HB pencil, pencil sharpener and rubber

Watercolour Landscapes

with artist and tutor David Forster SSA RSW

Thursdays from 10.00am - 12.30pm

10 Weeks from Thursday 16th January

to Thursday 26th March

(No class Thursday 13th February)

13a Great King Street. EH3 6QW


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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971  |   07791 121313

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