Ardington School of CraftsArdington School of CraftsArdington School of Crafts
Ardington School of CraftsArdington School of CraftsArdington School of Crafts
Ardington School of CraftsArdington School of CraftsArdington School of Crafts
Ardington School of CraftsDoorway
British Wildlife in Watercolour Pencil
Course Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Category: Painting & Drawing
Price: £80

This course is full - please join the
waiting list
/ register interest in an
extra course


In this one day course you will learn how to draw and paint portraits of British wildlife using watercolour pencil both as a dry medium and in conjunction with water and brush.

Further Detail

Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to draw and paint using the pencils both dry and wet. By the end of the day you will have produced a couple of drawings and paintings of British wildlife such as a fox and a hare. This one day workshop is an excellent introduction to watercolour pencil techniques.

Skills/Techniques Covered

Skills and techniques covered will include colour mixing, layering, working on different papers, using the pencils dry and wet, and how to achieve fur, eyes and ears.


This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners.


Materials are not included in your course fee. The items you will need to bring with you are listed below.

Please bring with you:

  • a couple sheets of smooth, white A4 cartridge paper
  • a couple of sheets of 140lb (300gsm) cold pressed (Not surface) watercolour paper
  • a selection of good quality watercolour pencils:
  • either Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache or WH Smiths brand of pencils
  • if buying the pencils individually then I recommend colours such as light and dark browns, greys, a green, a yellow, a white and a black.
  • pencil sharpener
  • one size 6 or 8 round watercolour brush
  • tissues
  • jam jar
  • eraser
  • 2B pencil

Tutor Profile

Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist and has been teaching in adult education for over twenty years. He is experienced in a number of mediums including watercolour, acrylic, oil and pencil and has been a demonstrator for Derwent, Karisma and the UK Coloured Pencil Society of which he is a founder member and signature artist. Jonathan has exhibited at various prestigious venues including West of England Academy, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, The Mall Galleries, London and the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Examples of his work can be found on his website:

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: If you are vegetarian, please tell us when you book. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please see our terms and conditions for detailed information on the food provided.