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Watercolour Painting Workshop 11816253

4.5 out of 5 (based on 15 reviews)
Location: Chesterfield - Derbyshire
For 1 person
Valid for 12 months
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learn the delicate and expressive art of watercolour painting with this day's workshop. You'll work through from basic techniques to linear and aerial perspectives, colour mixing, tone control and the key measure. Then you'll be supplied with a tasty light lunch, before continuing the tuition with a painting session that will see you creating your own work from a template, or from your own sketch if you're confident enough! The group will work together as a 'paint-along', then gather to look at each other's work at the end of the day, which runs from 10am until 6pm.

What's included?
  • One day watercolour painting workshop for one person
  • Teaching within a group
  • Light lunch and refreshments included
What do I need to know?
  • All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences
  • This experience is available on Saturdays only, starting at approximately 10am and finishing at approximately 6pm
  • You will receive a light lunch and refreshments on the day
  • Painting materials are not provided but can be hired at a rate of £5 per person for the day
  • All dates are subject to availability


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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (based on 15 reviews)
Very Enjoyable Experience
06 December 2022
I’ve never picked up a brush before but have always wanted to try watercolours. David was a great tutor, he is patient and lets you go at your own pace but encourages you to have a go. He explains good techniques with colour mixing and lots of advice for painting in watercolours. He answered all my (many) questions and clearly has a passion for painting. I was apprehensive at first, but really pleased I went on David’s workshop and will certainly go again.
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Water colour day
06 December 2022
A fantastic day and produced two watercolour paintings. The instruction by David was very easy to follow and he was an excellent teacher (as well as a very good artist). Would go on this experience again
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Amazing workshop
30 October 2022
Dave is the nicest person I have ever met and his knowledge of watercolour painting is amazing. He managed to teach me more within 5 hours than tutors in college in 2 months. I absolutely loved it! I would highly recommend it.
Excellent days tuition
03 March 2020
Basics of Watercolour painting shown how easy to do and how to rectify errors. Well looked after throughout day. A very worthwhile day.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
It's a good day
20 November 2019
The actual course is great, the instructor very easy to understand. It's a family set up and works really well. David the painter and his wife who,looks after catering and the finances. The place itself needs updating and tidying which is why it's difficult to recommend but the people and the experience are good.
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 26 Nov 2019
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience fully. I have passed your comments to our events team to ensure they are aware of your comments and future improvements can be made. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
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Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Thoroughly enjoyable experience
03 July 2019
The whole experience was great from start to finish ! Dave and Sylvia were very welcoming attentive and easy to be with going beyond their duties to give us a great day! I was a complete beginner but the level of teaching and the aid of the template meant I came home with a painting that I was proud of ( although it was obvious to all the family which was mine rather than my daughters who is far more artistic!) I was so inspired that I am still driving along looking at all the cloud formations and shadows on the hills..... lunch was lovely and I almost enjoyed meeting their pet python! They couln’t Do enough giving us a print out of a map and suggested places for us to visit which we did the next day and had a great snapshot of the surrounding area so feel we had ‘two for one on our experience!! Dave is very talented and a very good teacher! Many thanks from both my daughter and myself ... we are hoping to return !!
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Thoroughly recommended
30 January 2019
I bought 2 x spots on Dave's watercolour painting workshop for my sister and I as a birthday gift. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day, from start to finish. Dave is an incredibly talented artist and it was a privilege to be able to learn a host of hints and tips for watercolour painting. A very relaxing day which included a delicious lunch provided by Dave's wife Sylvia. We would do it again. Many thanks.
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Birthday
Wonderful experience for a total beginner!
22 May 2016
We had a very enjoyable day. Colour mixing, tones, complimentary colours were all covered. We chose the sketch we wanted to use from a vast collection. Lunch was delicious too! Thank you.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Just because!
Informative and very enjoyable
24 April 2016
My fears of being totaly inept and out of my depth were unfounded and I and the other two participants were well looked after and encouraged throughout the day to produce our own very different but also very passable watercolour painting. David was a patient and very god teacher and the other participants were a joy to be with as well. It obviously helps that people are on a single mission. Sylvia put on a very nice spread for lunch and the tea was much enjoyed. Thanks for a very nice day
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Relaxing day and learnt loads
24 April 2016
I went on the watercolour day with a friend and came away with a painting at the end of the day . I had painted before years ago but had forgotten a lot of tips etc . We learnt about colours, mixing and shading and lots more . David and his wife are lovely and friendly and helpful. I would recommend this experience .
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Watercolour Painting Workshop