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Wed, 10 Apr


Westbury Arts Centre

Watercolour painting Workshop - Beautiful Spring Blooms

Create bold and beautiful paintings of spring blooms using wet in to wet technique which is perfect to capture flowers in an expressive watercolour style.

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Watercolour painting Workshop - Beautiful Spring Blooms
Watercolour painting Workshop - Beautiful Spring Blooms

Time & Location

10 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 15:00 BST

Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA

About the Event

Due to high level of interest a new date for this workshop has been added: 10 April 2024


We will use a bright yet limited colour palate and explore transparency and a dynamic direct brushwork combined with soft edges using limited layers to give our artworks vive and vibrancy.

Through demos and one to one guidance and support Nicky will show the stages of a painting using traditional watercolour techniques in a contemporary way to create fresh artworks and helps you to do the same whilst progressing your painting skills.

You can transfer the tips and knowledge Nicky offers to many other subject matters in watercolour and other mediums particularly what you learn about tone,colour, composition and creating artworks that sing from the page

Build a  regular watercolour practice in a friendly, encouraging class packed with demos and 1 to 1 support from an enthusiastic tutor. You will go home with a painting or two on a certain theme and a bundle of new painting skills and knowledge to develop your confidence and ability to produce successful artworks in the workshop and at home.

This workshop is not appropriate for absolute beginners. Please see other options Westbury Art Centre has to offer if you have no painting experience and wish to try something for beginners before progressing to mixed level workshops with Nicky.


Artist Nicky Hunter is a full time artist specialising in watercolours, she hosts regular painting workshops at Westbury Arts Centre where her studio is based. She enjoys helping her students progress and master the magical yet challenging medium of watercolour. She exhibits her artworks nationally and is a sought after guest tutor for art schools and art societies throughout the UK. Her specialism is florals but she paints and teaches others genres such as animals and landscapes too. Her work is mainly inspired by nature, colour and exploring light and transparency are important elements of her artwork.She teaches loose,expressive style watercolours using traditional methods with a contemporary flair. As well as many years experience teaching watercolours she has 20 years experience painting and illustrating textile designs which have sold nationally and internationally to many well known brands and design houses; this experience gives her a great sense of colour, design and composition which is evident in her work.




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Paper can be purchased and any materials you don’t have can be loaned.

Reference material is provided.

Tea and Coffee is provided. 


Watercolour kit including brushes, paper & paints tutor will provide full list on booking.

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