Watercolour for Wellbeing

Watercolour for Wellbeing

7 and 8 Dec 2020




7 and 8 Dec 2020

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Tutor - Emma Burleigh

Monday 7, and Tuesday 8 December 2020, 10am - 3pm


Watercolour is a beautiful, luminous medium that is full of surprises. Through gentle and supportive exercises you’ll practice relaxing with the unexpected, enjoying ‘mistakes’ and letting it flow! You’ll be guided through the key things you need to know about watercolour to be able to use it skilfully, including how to paint wet-in-wet style, and how to create washes and glazes. You’ll also be encouraged to explore ways to calm your mind and soothe anxiety through simple, guided exercises that support well-being, creativity, and self-care. This course is underpinned by Emma’s experience as a committed meditator (since 2003), and her Foundation in Relational Mindfulness (from the Karuna institute with Middlesex Uni.). It is not a mindfulness course but it is informed by Emma’s interest in this area. This course is suitable for you if you’re a beginner, and also if you’re a more experienced artist looking to re-connect to watercolour or to yourself in a gentle, low-pressure way.


If this class is sold out and you would like to be added to a waiting list for this class, please email sarah.craig@rwa.org.uk

Before booking we ask everyone please read our Safety Precautions that are linked here and our updated Terms and Conditions below.  


Participants must be 16 or over. 

All students are required to wear a facemask. Those who have an age, health or disability reason to not wear a face covering please email sarah.craig@rwa.org.uk before your class. Please read through our full safety precautions here.

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively. Please contact us if the discount code is not working.

All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price). Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. You may wish to bring in something to take work home. 

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email drawingschool@rwa.org.uk or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have. If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: We will no longer be giving any cash refunds. If we are unable to hold a course or workshop in the drawing school as a result of an external factor outside of our control, such as a new lockdown, we will endeavour to provide an online version or similar by the Tutor and will not provide an alternative or refund.  In the case that you have COVID-19 symptoms, you would not be able to attend the class, we can offer an RWA gift voucher. If we cancel a course or workshop for another reason, such as tutor sickness, then participants will be offered a different date, course/workshop or RWA gift voucher.



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