Still life with watercolour and coloured pencil with Jonathan Newey



Thursday 6th August 2020


10am – 4pm


This is a one day workshop that will show you how to paint still life subjects such as fruit, flowers and man made objects with watercolour and coloured pencil. Using photographs supplied by your tutor you will be shown how to paint with watercolour and use the coloured pencil to add details and texture. Other skills and techniques will include colour mixing, using a limited palette, complimentary colours, light and dark, wet in wet and painting a dark background.


By the end of the day you will have produced a couple of paintings. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.


Tools and materials required


1 x A4 or A3 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 and 1 x size 2 or 4 round watercolour brush.

Watercolour paint: either tubes or pans

A set of good quality coloured pencils (normal crayons or watercolour pencils) either Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran Dache, Daler Rowney or WH Smith.

1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container)

Tissues, 2B and 4B pencil, 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 - for more info. on our Young Adult courses, click here: Young Adults Workshops)


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 (Aug)

  • 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.