Denise Schoenberg in her painting studio
Workshop demonstration for the flower painting workshop
Paintings for the students and beginners pack for the complete beginners workshop by Denise Schoenberg
Denise Schoenberg in her painting studio
My love of nature and watercolours inspire me to paint flowers, seascapes and old weather worn subjects. I find inspiration in the coast of East Anglia, the botanic gardens in Cambridge, and the Island of Mull. I use both pure and experimental watercolour techniques, sometimes combining watercolours with ink and mixed media. I exhibit my paintings as a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and Cambridge Open Studios.
As a well respected artist and art teacher in Cambridge I am dedicated to helping students develop their watercolour painting and creativity through thriving watercolour classes and demonstrations.
Enjoy relaxing days painting and learning new techniques. Demonstrations with individual feedback and encouragement. Current workshops include Painting Summer Flowers and Painting Animals with guest tutor Jake Winkle. Further workshops will be available in July. Previous workshops have included:
Watercolour for complete beginners
Watercolour for improving beginners
Painting a seascape, Painting birds
Painting an iris, Painting doorways
Creating texture with watercolour
Venue The Wilkinson Room,St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN.
Friday mornings 10-12 & afternoons 1-3pm.
Summer Term 2023 7 weeks. Weekly demonstrations and projects including colourful animal portraits, flower painting and landscape painting
Booking for the summer term will open on 1st April.
Venue: The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN
Remaining Summer Term dates April 28th, May 12th, 19th, June 2nd, 23rd, July 7th
Termly fee is £140
"Your classes have been inspirational for me and rekindled my love of watercolour, thank you."
Originals and prints available
I am a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourist and a regular participant in Cambridge Open Studios.
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.
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." Sally
Painting Birds Workshop "As always, thoroughly enjoyable day of painting.Denise caters for all abilities and her demonstrations are excellent, plus very helpful comments" Cherry. April 2023
Painting Birds Workshop "Very enjoyable, inspiring day" Judy. April 2023
Painting Birds Workshop "A very relaxed day thank you. Challenging, but enjoyable and supportive. Did not feel it was impossible, which is really encouraging" Gill. April 2023
Painting Birds Workshop. "Super day- as ever- Denise. Thank you so much" Frances
Seascapes and landscapes "Excellent course, well organised and friendly. Good tuition - very systematic and unhurried" Stephen April 2023
Seascapes and landscapes "Thank you for another excellent workshop on Saturday on painting a seascape. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I was glad to be reminded of the techniques for creating texture, and the tips for mixing colours were really helpful. I really liked the staging of the demonstrations interspersed with us putting the techniques into practice. It made it much easier to remember your advice. A very good day !" Ann. April 2023
Painting Flowers "Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop full of ideas, information and inspiration. It's always a good reminder of all the watercolour technique, to watch you demonstrate and encourage us to keep practising our skills as well as trying new ones. A bonus bunch of beautiful flowers to take home!" Janet March 2023
Painting Flowers "A lovely day - just the right mix of demonstrations and personal one to one help and tuition. Thoroughly enjoyed myself- Thank you." Sarah March 2023
Painting Flowers "Very relaxing, I liked the pace as there was plenty of time to experiment. Denise was very supportive and helpful" Michelle. March 2023
Painting Flowers "Great day. Your demonstration of how to loosely paint a bunch or flowers in vase was really helpful. I loved the whole day, but it is always too short. Many thanks." Muriel. March 2023
Painting Flowers "Thanks you for the options and personal input! Thoroughly enjoyed it" Cathy-Joan. March 2023
Improving Beginners workshop "The workshop built so well upon the Complete Beginners day. A great mixture of demos plus painting projects that covered an exciting set of new techniques. I was delighted with the work I achieved and went home energised and enthusiastic! thank you so much Denise!"Una March 2023
Colour Theory workshop "Excellent!, Engrossing, highly informative and enjoyable" Bob March 2023
Colour Theory workshop "Amazing as always: I learnt so much and discovered my hidden abstract Watercolourists through granulation! Thank you so much Denise" Christina
Colour Theory workshop "V.good! Granulation technique and people very helpful for me" David
Complete Beginners Workshop February 2023 "A hugely informative and above all encouraging days course! A great learning experience" Jenny
Complete Beginners Workshop February 2023 "Lovely day-great explanations. Surprised how much I achieved" Jac
Complete Beginners Workshop February 2023 "Pitched just right for beginners - more intense re concentration than I was expecting but I felt I learnt a lot!" Nat
Complete Beginners Workshop January 2023. " Excellent intro to fundamental techniques in watercolour and insider tips and knowledge to apply and practice at home. This covered all the aspects I'd hoped for including materials as well. Well structured with personal attention. Thank you" Marianna
Complete Beginners Workshop January 2023."A wonderful introduction to watercolour painting! Denise explains everything and gives you confidence to paint! Many thanks" Chris
Complete Beginners Workshop January 2023."Great Course, felt I learn't a lot. Also very enjoyable." Roz
Complete Beginners Workshop October 2022. "Thank you so much Denise! It's been a brilliant learning experience. Your explanations have been crystal clear and your guidance extremely helpful and encouraging." Maggie
Complete Beginners Workshop October 2022. "Amazing course - thank you so much Denise! Perfectly paced, so patient and helpful and I learnt lots. Not so terrifying anymore!" Christina
Complete Beginners Workshop October 2022. "Wonderful class. Really enjoyed your step- by- step approach and not having too many colours to think about" Emma
Complete Beginners Workshop October 2022. "Great fun, surprised myself by what I could achieve in a few hours. Thanks!"Johnathan
Painting Flowers September 2022 " I really enjoyed the workshop. Learn't something in the first 5 minutes! Denise's very approachable, enthusiastic and very constructive about how you can continue to work on something to produce a final piece and retrieve mistakes" Gill
Complete Beginners Workshop September 2022. "A very constructive days painting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, thoroughly recommend it" Stephen
Painting Flowers September 2022 " Thank you Denise. I felt I learnt a lot. Your instruction was easy to follow and the day had a lovely atmosphere" Judy
Painting a Rusty Car September 2022 " As always, a full day's workshop, in a safe environment, professionally delivered with excellent tuition at all levels and very well prepared. I look forward to the next one!' Cherry
Painting a Rusty Car September 2022 " A most enjoyable day with excellent teaching and demonstrations, taking a painting through by stage by stage. Many Thanks Denise" Caroline
Painting a Rusty Car September 2022 " Denise always has a wonderful workshop. I learn a lot every time!' June
Painting a Rusty Car September 2022 " Thank you Denise. I learned lots of new techniques from you as always" Joanna
Complete Beginners Workshop September 2022. "Very interesting learning all the techniques. Well presented, really enjoyed the day-thank you! Sian