Still life with watercolour and coloured pencil with Jonathan Newey


Thursday 20th February 2020


10am – 4pm


This glorious one day workshop is designed to give you all the basic tools & knowledge you'll need to be able to paint an arrangement of 'Still Life' subjects, not only with Watercolour but also with the brilliantly versatile Watercolour Pencil.


Using imagery supplied by your tutor, you'll learn how to lay down tone with the Watercolour and then using the Coloured Pencils you'll get to go further into your painting by adding finer details and texture. Other skills and techniques you’ll get to look at include colour mixing, using a limited palette, complimentary colours, light and dark and the wet on wet technique.


By the end of the day you'll have painted a beautiful, unique painting to take home, but most importantly, you'll also have the knowledge to paint many more!


Ideal for beginners as well as students with some knowledge of the medium.


Tools and materials required


1 x A4 pad of Not surface watercolour paper

‘Not’ refers to the surface texture of the paper and is also known as CP (cold pressed) or Bockingford

1 x size 8 or 10 round watercolour brush

1 x size 2 or 4 round watercolour brush.

Watercolour paint: either tubes or pans

A set of good quality coloured pencils (or watercolour pencils) we suggest any of the following:

Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran Dache, Daler Rowney or WH Smith

1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container)

Kitchen roll

1 x 2B and 1 x 4B pencil

An eraser and a pencil sharpener.


You are welcome to bring along any tools and materials you may already have and are familiar with.


Age 17+ (no exceptions)


Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


If you have any questions specifically about this Workshop, please email the tutor directly: Jonathan Newey


Still life with Watercolour and Coloured Pencil with Jonathan Newey (Feb)

  • All of our glorious tutors are self-employed which means that if a student cancels and we are unable to fill the space, this leaves our tutor in the lurch – missing out on one student’s fees can have a big impact on a tutor’s income. Please be considerate. 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.  We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but the Henley School of Art can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of our control.