Art Course

Watercolours Course

Start your journey with watercolour painting as I guide you through essential techniques. Carefully prepared step-by-step lessons are designed to challenge and inspire, providing you with the opportunity to practice and refine your skills.

Using watercolours is like going on a creative adventure – they’re spontaneous and let happy accidents happen, adding a special touch to the art. Whether you’re creating peaceful scenes with gentle washes or lively bursts of colour, watercolours bring your paintings to life.

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Cost of course






Hours per lesson

Foundations of Watercolour Painting

From mastering the delicate art of washes to exploring the magic of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry methods, you'll gain a deep understanding of how to manipulate watercolours to create stunning effects. You will learn about principles of composition and balance, allowing you to create visually harmonious and expressive artworks.

Tools and Materials

Explore the unique transparency of watercolours and learn how to layer colours to achieve vibrant and luminous effects. Develop precision and control over your brushes, from broad strokes to intricate details, as you create captivating textures and patterns.

Subject Exploration

From still life and flowers to landscapes, our course covers a variety of subjects to help you find your unique artistic voice. My lessons are very flexible and I adapt to subject requests from students.

Personalised feedback and support

Receive constructive feedback from experienced artist to enhance your skills. Training aims to help you progress artistically at your own pace and increase your confidence in a supportive environment. Each student is nurtured and encouraged to develop their skills.

Online exhibition

To celebrate the end of term we are going to hold an online art exhibition. Your family and friends would be able to view it too if you share a link with them.

No Experience Required

Whether you're picking up a brush for the first time or you're a seasoned artist looking to expand your repertoire, our course caters to every skill level. The step-by-step approach ensures that beginners feel supported, while advanced techniques provide a challenge for those seeking to elevate their craft. My goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive space where everyone can explore the joy of painting.

Materials Needed

All you need to start is watercolour paper, watercolour paints, brushes, and a desire to create. The full list of required materials will be provided 2 weeks before start of course.

Class times

Monday to Sunday
The times and days of class could be adjusted depending on students’ availability.


Clacton on Sea
Holland on Sea


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Your tutor

Mariya McAllister

is a professional artist based in Clacton on Sea, UK.

She is dedicated to fostering the artistic potential of students, whether they’re stepping into the world of art for the first time or already have some experience.

Her friendly personality, paired with a patient and encouraging approach, ensures that classes are not only instructive but also enjoyable for everyone involved.

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