Botanical Watercolour for Beginners - an 8 week Course - With Emma Benz

Monday mornings: 10.00pm - 12.30pm

27th April - 22nd June 2020


Please note: there will be no class on the following dates:

25th May (Half Term)


Emma is one of this area's most respected Watercolour Artists known for including gilding in her work and we are extremely happy to have her teaching at our Studio.  With her Illustrative style, and easy manner, you can trust that you are in safe hands to learn the art of drawing and painting Botanical Watercolours all in just 8 weeks.

Emma will bring focus to understanding your materials, how to choose the best composition and how to master your drawing and your paints as well as your subject matter. You will have a chance to experiment with watercolour pencils, texture, colour and blending as well as getting to grips with the wild beast that is Watercolour Paint.  After you've gained some confidence, you will be given the opportunity to experiment with the glorious art of gilding - literally adding gold leaf to your paintings to enhance them.


Materials list: 


12ml Watercolour tube paints (important to have tubes and not pans)


Colour list - as close to this list as possible:


Lemon yellow or Winsor yellow

Windsor yellow deep

Cadmium red

Alizarin crimson

French Ultramarine


Sap Green

Viridian or Winsor green (blue shade)

Burnt Sienna

Yellow ochre

Lamp black

Titanium white


Watercolour brushes sizes 2 & 3


Watercolour paper pad A3: cold pressed or ’not’, 300gsm

All levels welcome 


Age 17+ (no exceptions)


Places are non-refundable and non-transferable.


For any questions specifically about the details of this workshop, please email our tutor Emma at:


For any questions about booking a place on this workshop please email:


PLEASE NOTE: as of March 2020 we have had to add VAT to all our prices - to minimise this added expense for you, we have lowered our workshop and course prices before added the 20%.  This means the prices are a little bit higher, but we (the school and tutor) have absorbed some of the extra cost. We apologise for the slight price increase.

Botanical Watercolour for Beginners with Emma Benz (Summer Term) 8 weeks

  • All our tutors are self-employed which means that if a student cancels, the tutor loses out.  We ask that you make extra sure that you are able to make the dates of this course before booking as we regret, we are unable to offer refunds.