Painting Bluebells in Watercolours & Gouache

There is no more perfect way to embrace the wonders of nature than by sitting among the carpet of native bluebells at Nower Wood while learning the best ways to paint these blooms.  We will set up tables and chairs in the woods for the students to maximise the experience of learning how best to paint with watercolours and gouache. Weather need not be a concern as we have covered areas and plenty of open air classroom space where the bluebells are within touching distance.

On the day you will learn how to colour match the variety of hues that nature gives us – in particular, the blues and purples this flower exudes .  Various techniques will be demonstrated by your tutor and implemented within your artwork throughout the day.  You will leave this course inspired by the woodland and how you can express its beauty through your artwork.

About your tutor, Christina Rossman:

Christina is a professional painter, graphic designer/illustrator and photographer with a Danish background. She can always be found working with a sketchbook using pencil, ink & watercolour to capture moments, ideas and details. She is an experienced teacher who caters to the needs of beginners as well as improvers.

What you will need on the day

Have available whatever watercolour materials you may have (good quality brands if possible).

A4 or A3 watercolour pad (300 gsm – Smooth and/or Rough), Selection of pencils HB, 2B, 4B, rubber, sharpener, pair of scissors.

A set of watercolours: Tubes or pans.

A set of watercolour brushes: large and small sizes

Coloured gouache

White permanent Gouache (Preferably Winsor Newton as this covers best).

Watercolour palette for mixing paint.

Masking tape & Masking fluid.Tissues and 2 jars of water.

How to Apply

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

24th April 2021 at 10:00am


members £60, non-members £72


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Workshop & Practical Skills


Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

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