Denise Schoenberg in her painting studio

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workshop demo
workshop demo

Workshop demonstration for the flower painting workshop

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beginners course

Paintings for the students and beginners pack for the complete beginners workshop by Denise Schoenberg

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Denise Schoenberg in her painting studio

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I specialise in flower painting and seascapes, often drawing inspiration from the botanic gardens in Cambridge, the Norfolk coast and the Island of Mull. I use both pure watercolour techniques and experimental techniques combining watercolours with ink and mixed media.
As a well respected artist and art teacher with thriving watercolour art classes in Cambridge and online, I am dedicated to helping students develop their watercolour painting. Join me as I guide you through a variety of step by step painting projects online or in person courses. 


Painting Workshops 
August & Sept 2021

Enjoy relaxing days painting and learning new techniques. Demonstrations with individual feedback and encouragement. 

Colour Theory 24th September

Workshops will be at St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge.



Weekly Classes 

The Autumn term we will start with sketching and drawing, a recap watercolour techniques followed by some watercolour projects.

Weekly demonstrations and projects. Booking essential.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN

1st October Autumn 2021 for an 8 week term. Friday mornings 10-12noon and afternoons 1-3pm.

Term Dates: Friday Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd break for half term returning November 12th, 19th, 26th and December 3rd

Termly fee is £150 payable on the first day of term.

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

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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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 



'Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put into the lovely couple of art days that we have just had, it was wonderful to be back at St Johns and particularly to be with everyone again.” Bea July 2021

Thank you for the workshops last week, and to let you know that they provided me with the "kick start" I needed to get painting again, to start new projects, and to try some new subjects." Cherry July 2021

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

"This course does exactly what it says on the tin. It is richly packed with a series of varied and fascinating challenges, each one carefully tutored and demonstrated by Denise. I have undertaken all ten classes and have enjoyed them enormously and I have also learned a lot. Hopefully I have improved a little over the course of the term, but in any case I have also learned where my weaknesses lie and have the tools and guidance to do better next time. Thank you so much Denise". Intermediate course -Creative Waterolours: Extending your Technique. Testimonial from Frances July 2020

"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

From Extending your Techniques "I really enjoyed doing this painting & learnt a lot regarding the benefits of upside down washes, perspective & the use of sequential layers of masking fluid. The limited colour palate also kept things uncomplicated & the result seemed very effective.  July 2020


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