Spring Bouquet - vibrant watercolour painting
Tutor: Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTORCourse Code: 1420-05


Paint a vibrant spring bouquet in watercolour from beautiful fresh spring flowers, learn techniques how to loosen up and give your floral images and still life a bit of vibrancy and zing and keep the translucent beauty of watercolour singing from the page.


You will complete a couple of warm up exercises looking at loosening up your techniques, and then complete a vibrant loose and lively painting of a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Nicky will demonstrate painting techniques which you can then use yourself during the day, and will always be on hand to give one to one guidance and advice and support to help your painting and skills progress.

You can transfer the tips, tricks and knowledge Nicky offers about techniques and materials to any subject matter in watercolour.

Please bring with you

Pencil and rubber
Watercolour paint (any brand but try to avoid academy or student quality)
Watercolour Brushes (round or mop style, small medium and large)
Waterpot x 2
Kitchen roll and tissues
Watercolour paper (rough or not, texture 300gsm watercolour paper), minimum 1/4 imperial size preferably stretched on a board, plus a couple of practice pieces of paper

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Paper – 1/4 imperial sheets 425gsm paper can be purchased £1 per sheet
Practice/exercise paper – 3 sheets £1 – 250 gsm
Other items can be loaned also should you need.


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTOR

Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTOR

Nicky Hunter is a textile designer specialising in painting floral patterns for fashion fabrics, you may well have worn one of her designs as she has designed for many well-known brands in the UK and internationally. Her love for floral painting using inks and watercolours in her design work has many admirers and over the past couple of years she has been selling work in galleries and teaching watercolour workshops in Buckinghamshire & Northamptonshire. Now with a regular following of students who love to learn how to paint florals, birds and other beautiful things from nature, Nicky teaches many styles, but the loose and lively watercolour style appeals the most to herself and her students. Her teaching style is enthusiastic and generous and you are sure to enjoy and develop your techniques working with her whether you wish to refine your painting skills or liberate them and become freer with your floral painting.


5th Apr 2020

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Day Courses
9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5.30pmLast teaching session