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How to use Watercolour Pencils - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 2
19:00 - 21:00
1 week

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners

In this short course you will produce firstly a sheet of marks made by watercolour pencils to create a reference sheet. You will then use the waterrcolour pencils to compose a drawing as directed by the Tutor to feature apples and pears. You will be shown the techniques necessary to gain confidence and develop skills in this media.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is

View all courses taught by Helen Easter here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. You will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as you would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

You will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback with your tutor and peers

What do I need to have with me?

For this course you will need the following items with you:-

- Watercolour pencils
- A watercolour brush no 7 approx.
- Eraser
- 2 pears and 2 apples
- Watercolour paper of good quality
- Craft knife
- Masking tape to fix paper to board
- A little salt
- Kitchen paper

What can I do next?

We offer a wide variety of Art courses. Your tutor will be able to advise. Alternatively, please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

There are no specific enrolment requirements for this course.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/95442/J/NC.

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