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Sat, 31 Aug


Westbury Arts Centre

Watercolour painting Workshop -Enchanted courtyards & Fountains

During this 1 day workshop students will create and expressive painting bursting with light and colour capturing a glimpse of a fountain in a simple coutyard setting with dappled light and shade.

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Watercolour painting Workshop -Enchanted courtyards & Fountains
Watercolour painting Workshop -Enchanted courtyards & Fountains

Time & Location

31 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 15:00 BST

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

About the Event


Students will use wet into wet and wet into dry techniques, limiting the layers and using lively direct brushwork and marks to keep foliage looking interesting and lively rather than fussy and stiff.

Gain a better understanding of colour mixing and using a limited palette to avoid dull muddied colours, learn how to mix and use various shades of greens and different tones, strengths and consistencies of colour to bring lightness, harmony and a sense of space and distance to your artworks. 

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


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. 

Nicky uses traditional watercolour methods with a contemporary flair to paint representational artworks in a loose style. Her specialism is florals but she paints and teaches others genres such as animals and landscapes too. Her work is mainly inspired by nature and ignited by colour;exploring light and transparency and dancing brushwork and clarity of application of paint are important elements of her artwork. She has many years experience teaching watercolours which developed after a 20 year career as a textile designer; painting and illustrating printed fabric collections for well known UK brands and creating embroidery designs for film and TV and prints for fashion design houses across the globe; this experience is were her love for painting florals blossomed and gives her a great sense of colour, design and composition which is evident in her work. 

She has a BA Hons Degree in Textile design from Demontfort University, also a Diploma in Art & Design and Teacher Training Qualification obtained at Telford College of Art & Technology. 


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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