Creative Watercolour (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

Everyday Creative Watercolour
Explore the beautiful possibilities of watercolour through experimentation and guided exercises.
Improve your paint handling abilities, explore different techniques, and discover new ways of applying watercolour, and mixed media.

Course Content

Together we will experiment with abstraction, learn how to use colour, and gain confidence through observational drawing and painting techniques in a supportive and friendly environment. We will also discover how to combine collage, painting and drawing in new ways to unleash your creativity.

The class will combine demonstrations, tutor-led activities, self-directed activities and class discussion. You will also receive 1:1 tutor support.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This class is open to all abilities, but you will need a willingness to experiment and try new techniques.

First Class Requirements

To the first session please bring a drawing pencil, watercolour set and brush and your sketchbook. Your tutor will advise requirements for further sessions.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.