Watercolours for Beginners Course

(Free except for materials at £3 payable to tutor)

10.30-13.30 Every Thursday

Netley Library 27th Sept-18th Oct (inc)

Porchester Library 7th Nov-28th Nov (inc)

This course is for learners who have never used watercolour (beginner level) or haven’t painted for a while and want to get back into painting. You will be supported and guided through step by step activities with demonstrations, worksheets and tutor feedback to help you gain confidence when painting with this popular painting medium. We will explore expressive painting of flowers and seed heads, we will cover:

  • Getting to know the tools and materials. Explore colour and value/tone mixing.

  • Explore different painting techniques - wet on wet and wet on dry, wash, dry brush lift, layering and texture.

  • Practice mark making with different brushes, salt, cling film, tissue etc

  • Practice using masking fluid. From the example provided transfer a drawing and paint a watercolour study, using the techniques learnt from the previous weeks in an expressive style.

No previous skills or experience required

Mixed Media Course

(Free except for materials at £3 payable to tutor)

Hedge End Library

Monday 7th & 14th Oct 2019

10 – 13.00

This is a relaxing and friendly course with step by step guides and demonstrations.

Mixed media is the creation of an art form using different mediums together, for example paint, collage, pencil, pen etc. this gives way to vast creating possibilities. In this course you will learn some basic art and design principles and how to blend some mediums together, specifically acrylic paint and collage, to create a picture.

  • Week one: Will focus on the basic elements and principles of art and design. Mixing acrylic paint to create secondary colours, blending and a glaze. Practice image transfer using an acrylic medium and the sgraffito method.

  • Week two: Using techniques learnt to build a picture in the style of mixed media artists Chris Cozen or Sandrine Pelissier.

No previous knowledge is necessary just an open mind.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities.

Art of Quilling


Sir Harold Hillers Gardens

Sunday 10th Nov 2019


A day to master quilling with materials & lunch included.


Quilling is an art form that involves the use of paper strips that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create a decorative design and dates back to the Renaissance. French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items.  


Using simple paper rolling techniques, this workshop will show you how to manipulate the coils of paper into different shapes which are then arranged to create a design. We will discuss colour using the colour wheel and we will discuss the elements used to create the principles for an effective design.


This is an ideal craft to carry on at home needing minimal materials, tools and space.

No previous knowledge is necessary but will require dexterity.

Christmas Quilling

(£15 includes tools & materials)

Stubbington Library Tues 3rd Dec 2019

Porchester Library Thurs 5th Dec 2019

Netley Library Fri 6th Dec 2019

All 10.30 – 13.30

Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, curved and glued together to create a decorative design. In this workshop you will learn how to make a paper quilled 3D (free hanging) Christmas tree decoration. There will be step by step demonstrations, worksheets/instructions to work from and tutor feedback.


Suitable for beginner to improver level


This is a fun and friendly workshop which will get you in the Christmas spirit.


This is an ideal craft to carry on at home needing minimal materials, tools and space.

"I truly believe everyone has the ability to be creative. I enjoy teaching all learners how to express their artistic abilities, whether you’re a beginner or intermediate learner. These workshops are designed for everyone, you'll be able to walk away with a new skill and a finished piece or a work in progress but sometimes it’s the journey that counts, it's about experiencing something new, meeting new people and immersing yourself in something different from your normal walk of life. Art is my therapy and I know I couldn’t live without expressing my creativity, so what is holding you back, come to one of my fun and friendly workshops and have a go."
- Carolyn Taylor 2017

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