Online Courses, Workshops, Original Artwork and Limited Edition Prints

Denise Schoenberg is a well respected artist and art teacher with thriving watercolour art classes in and around Cambridge. Dedicated to helping students develop their watercolour painting, the students come to Denise seeking a fun, relaxing, and well rounded artistic experience. More information below.


Online Watercolour Painting Course

Now open for enrollment 

My new creative watercolour course is now available online. Exciting painting projects with video tutorials, downloadable photos, material lists for each one and some cheat sheets so you can paint along with me.  You can watch them all at once or over the next three months. 

​Lesson 1.  How to set up your workstation.

​Lesson 2.  Choosing your paper & how to stretch it 

Lesson 3.  Choosing brushes and paint

​Lesson 4.  The 4 key painting methods explained

​Lesson 5.  Transferring your image

​Lesson 6.  Retaining the white of the paper

​Lesson 7.  Hard and soft edges

​Lesson 8.  Tone explained

​Lesson 9.  Painting a view across Venice

​Lesson 10. Additives & texture

​Lesson 1. Painting daisies

​Lesson 2. Trees without brushes

Lesson 3.  Painting a tree at Granchester Meadows

​Lesson 4.  Fields of rape seed

​Lesson 5.  A walk along the riverbank

Lesson 6.  Painting a swan

​Lesson 7.  Carpet of flowers in a woodland glade 

​Lesson 8.  Boats on the open water  

Lesson 9.  Anemones in detail 

​Lesson 10. Painting peeling paint and rust


Creative Watercolours -Beginners

If you have never painted watercolours or just have been painting for a short time this course is a great start to teach you all the fundamental techniques of pure watercolours. It will give you the confidence to control your application of this exciting medium with some projects to put that learning into finished paintings. The videos cover, how to set up your painting area, equipment needed, stretching paper, watercolour techniques, applying, masking fluid. This course will give you the confidence to apply watercolour so you have all the techniques at your fingertips.

Course Content

Creative Watercolours - Intermediates

The paintings are inspired by my walks along the river and my love of flower painting. 

There are ten creative painting projects where you will learn new a variety of new techniques. This course is suitable for painters who know the basics of watercolour. The projects have videos, downloadable photos and material lists so you can paint along with me.  The first six lessons are available and you can look forward to a new lesson each week in May 2020.

Enrolment and payment options will open. Cost is £140 for the complete course - use offer code LAUNCH20 for 20% off, available for a limited time only.

Course Content


'I had a great time discovering new techniques from the online course to use in my own watercolour paintings. I liked Denise’s step by step approach, being introduced to some unfamiliar materials and found her project themes inspiring. As well as a video lesson, Denise provides lots of supporting information including additional photos, cheat sheets and suggested colour mixing palettes. Denise is such a generous tutor who is happy to share the knowledge and experience she has with her students.' Mandy. May 2020

'Thank you Denise for very stimulating lessons. The videos are clear, informative and engaging and they gave me the confidence to try new techniques and experiment with different materials. I loved being creative with the tracing paper and sticks, things I would have never tried before!’ Katie. May 2020

'This was a wonderful first lesson, thank you Denise. Your videos are beautifully done, clear & precise. It was great to be able to rewind & rewatch sections as my painting progressed. It reminded me of the Daises Workshop I did with you last year. Thank you too to James for the delightful music, so calm & relaxing'. Janet. May 2020

Fabulous exceptionally High Standards as usual Denise. Thank you.  
Especially loved the music hope to hear more!!!  Flora May 2020

Saturday Painting Workshops - future dates to be confirmed

Enjoy a relaxing day painting and learning new techniques. Demonstrations given with individual feedback and encouragement. This workshop is also a great way to meet other local watercolour enthusiasts. Held at St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge.

 "Thank you very much for a lovely day yesterday. In particular thank you for all your work on preparation, bringing so many resources for us and for the inspiration!"


Learn. Create. Inspire.

I believe every artist needs encouragement and support in their creative process and that is what I endeavour to provide.

"Thank you for bringing magic into my life, I so adore watercolour painting and the joy and thrill of the possibilities it creates."


Originals and prints available

I specialise in floral painting and coastal landscapes, often drawing inspiration from the botanic gardens in Cambridge, the Norfolk coast and the Island of Mull. I am also interested in creating texture in watercolour pen and ink. I have a passion for vibrant colours. I use traditional, solid stick and liquid watercolours as well as acrylic inks. 

I am a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourist and a regular participant in Cambridge Open Studios

"I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with the lovely painting commissioned for my 50th from you. As I’m sure you will appreciate, to have such a wonderful portrait of one of my favourite views in the world means so much to me."


Videos and Tips

I provide videos and tips for painting which are available via the link below on my youtube channel.

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Weekly Classes Thursdays and Fridays

If you’re tired of working at home without improving, try your hand at these classes for beginners and improvers. Weekly demonstrations and projects provided to help you learn basic techniques and improve your painting. Weekly classes will be at St John's Church, Hills Road, CB2 8RN resuming September 2020.

"Your classes have been inspirational for me and rekindled my love of watercolour, thank you."

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