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Weekly online watercolour courses

Cheryl is an experienced teacher and artist who has been teaching popular and well received courses both privately and for a large national Adult Education provider for many years. 

Courses will be aimed at either beginners or improvers and will be taught using a combination of live tuition, during which there will be demonstration, staged time for individual practise and time to ask questions. One to one feedback and advice will be available in between sessions.

You will need some computer skills and some knowledge of online learning to be able to access this course. Unfortunately help and tuition with this won't be available during sessions.


Introduction to watercolour

Seaweed on the Beach Boulmer

This course will suit beginners, those who are a bit rusty and those who feel there are gaps in their knowledge.With an initial focus on learning about the properties of watercolour and the basics of painting with it, we will initially explore and experiment before moving on to look at the method. Using reference material, which will be provided, we will progress as a group to learn how to paint simple subjects.

Monday 11th January - Monday 15th February 2021(6 weeks)

Monday 22nd February - Monday 29th March 2021 ( 6 weeks)


9.30am 11.30am 

£90 per person per 6 week course


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Continuing with  watercolour

Robin Wood I

This course will focus on expanding your use of watercolour and will suit those who have more a basic knowledge  of painting with it. Using the reference material provided, we will continue to learn as a group through demonstration and individual practise and you will over the weeks produce your own set of paintings based on what you have learned.


Monday 11th January - Monday 15 February 2021 (6 weeks)

Monday 22nd february - Monday 29th March 2021 (6 weeks)

1pm - 3 pm

£90 per person per 6 week course


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Learn to draw and sketch( the basics)

Friday 8th January 2021

Hogweed 2

Do you simply not know where to start or are your drawing skills rusty? This is a day which will suit those who have no or little knowledge of drawing and sketching and also those who wish to reintroduce themselves to it. Exploring and learning about the different methods and processes, you will acquire the skills needed to create a fairly accurate representation of a subject and gain the confidence to be able to apply these skills at home.

 10am -4pm (with 1 hr for lunch )

 £65 per person per day


Private tuition

I am available private tuition at my studio. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or advice



"Cheryl’s excellent teaching skills, combined with her professional demonstrations, guided practice and reinforcement, produce a well rounded day. Cheryl enthusiastically demonstrates techniques in both drawing and the use of watercolour and shows how these techniques combine to show the colour and form of her particular style of portraying natural subjects. Cheryl is, however, very flexible and adjusts to my specific learning needs as a beginner with a medical condition, as well as coping with more experienced students alongside myself. I have attended many of Cheryl’s workshops and eagerly look forward to the next one." - 

"Many thanks for the photograph you sent of the snapdragon. Thank you also for a great workshop which I enjoyed very much -a lovely relaxing atmosphere, an excellent tutor - all in all, a marvellous day watercolour painting. I can thoroughly recommend a workshop with Cheryl." -

"Cheryl Wilbraham is a notable painter. Whether her works in botanical art are life size or enlarged they have impact , are lovely to look at and have great wall appeal . A respected teacher of flower painting, she is a good demonstrator and gives hands-on advice and guidance at her workshops. There is always a colourful array of plants and flowers for her students to select specimens from to draw and paint . The chance to join one of Cheryl's classes is an enjoyable experience and one which I am happy to recommend and by the way, there is soft background music to listen to which is so relaxing and is a bonus !"  

"I first heard about Cheryl when my grandmother went to one of her art lessons and told me about the techniques she had learnt. I was really hoping to have some art lessons over the summer and from what my grandmother had said I thought Cheryl would be the perfect fit. As I haven’t ever done much watercolour before I really wanted to lean the techniques. My lesson with Cheryl was very enjoyable and informative, as she took me through all the techniques that she thought would benefit me. She really took the time to get to know how I like to work so we could make the most of the time we had for the lesson. I would highly recommend going to have a lesson with Cheryl and I will be going back again soon."

"Having just bought a fabulous watercolour painting of Anemones by Cheryl Wilbraham, cannot stop looking at it, it’s lovely, and I’m thrilled to bits with it. I have also had a painting lesson from Cheryl in July, bought for me by my son and daughter in law, and found Cheryl charming and very easy to learn from and inspired me to carry on painting."