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Choose from a variety of workshops where you learn new techniques and improve your painting skills. I demonstrate the techniques and provide photos and handouts. A chance to absorb yourself in the beautiful medium of watercolour.

Book for yourself or give a workshop to a friend, gift certificates now available. 

 

Watercolour workshops

Venue St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN Free Church Parking.

beginners workshop

Saturday 14th January 2023

Complete Beginners One day workshop 9.45am to 4pm. SPACES AVAILABE. Venue The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, CB2 8RN

A comprehensive workshop exploring the techniques of pure watercolour.  No previous experience necessary, beginners and those wanting to refresh their techniques are welcome. A brief introduction to materials with samples, practice paper and paint guides provided. I will demonstrate  washes, layering, and explain transparency and opacity through small projects. You will be able to practice theses and use them in a finished painting. 

Includes beginners starter pack of practice paper, paint guides and project handouts to take home covering the aspects of materials, tone, layering, washes and opacity covered in the workshop.

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Booking is essential. Any questions email me on info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£70

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Friday 24th March 2023

Painting Spring Flowers

10am to 4pm. TWO SPACES LEFT. Venue The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, Cambridge, CB2 8RN.

Enjoy a relaxing day of flower painting. I will provide a beautiful array of seasonal fresh flowers and demonstrate painting them. You will learn how to  to mix greens.

You can practice expressive mark making and learn the traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry.

You can then apply the techniques in your own flower paintings and I will give individual guidance to each participant. 

Price includes the flowers for you to take home.

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Any questions please email me on info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£70

watercolour painting classes

From 13th January 2023

Autumn Term Weekly Classes-

Fridays 1 to 3pm FULLY BOOKED 

St John's Church CB2 8RN

The projects this term will include flower painting in loose and precise styles, landscapes and watercolour wash with pen and ink. I provide demonstrations and projects where you learn traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry as well as  expressive mark making and apply the techniques in projects provided or in your own paintings. 

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

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

 

Booking is essential. Any questions please email me info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£155

beginners workshop

Saturday 21st January 2023

Complete Beginners One day workshop 9.45am to 4pm. TWO SPACES. Venue The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, CB2 8RN

A comprehensive workshop exploring the techniques of pure watercolour.  No previous experience necessary, beginners and those wanting to refresh their techniques are welcome. A brief introduction to materials with samples, practice paper and paint guides provided. I will demonstrate  washes, layering, and explain transparency and opacity through small projects. You will be able to practice theses and use them in a finished painting. 

Includes beginners starter pack of practice paper, paint guides and project handouts to take home covering the aspects of materials, tone, layering, washes and opacity covered in the workshop.

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Booking is essential, if you would like to be on the waiting list please email me on info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£70

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Saturday 25th March 2023

Landscape and Seascape Painting

10am to 4pm. FULLY BOOKED. Venue The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, Cambridge, CB2 8RN.

Enjoy a relaxing day of landscape painting. I will provide landscape/seascape photographs and demonstrate painting them. 

You can practice expressive mark making and learn the traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry.

You can then apply the techniques in your own  paintings and I will give individual guidance to each participant. 

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Booking is essential, if you would like to be on the waiting list or you have any questions please email me on info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£65

beginners workshop

Friday 10th February 2023

Complete Beginners One day workshop 9.45am to 4pm. FULLY BOOKED. Venue The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, CB2 8RN

A comprehensive workshop exploring the techniques of pure watercolour.  No previous experience necessary, beginners and those wanting to refresh their techniques are welcome. A brief introduction to materials with samples, practice paper and paint guides provided. I will demonstrate  washes, layering, and explain transparency and opacity through small projects.  You will be able to practice theses and use them in a finished painting. 

Includes beginners starter pack of practice paper, paint guides and project handouts to take home covering the aspects of materials, tone, layering, washes and opacity covered in the workshop.

There is free parking at the back of the Church accessible from Blinco Grove.

Venue: St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Booking is essential, if you would like to be on the waiting list please email me at  

 

 info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£70

Watercolour classes

From 13th January 2023

Spring Term Weekly Classes-Fridays 10-12noon FULLY BOOKED. The Wilkinson Room, St John's Church, Cambridge, CB2 8RN.

I provide demonstrations and projects where you learn traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry as well as  expressive mark making and apply the techniques in projects provided or in your own paintings. 

The projects this term will include flower painting in loose and precise style, landscapes and watercolour wash with pen and ink.

There is free parking at the back of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove.

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

 

Booking is essential, if you would like to be on the waiting list please email me info@deniseschoenberg.com 

£155

Testimonials 

 Painting summer blooms July 2022  "A lovely day. Lots of delightful people. Denise you always inspire and help everyone... even to be out of the comfort zone! The result wa a great selection of varied styles and choices of what to paint. Hugh choice of flowers to paint. Thank you!" Liz 

 

Painting summer blooms July 2022" Highly recommended! I am a complete beginner and Denise was an amazing instructor, patient, calm and gave spot on guidance. I enjoyed the course very much and will surely come back for more, Thankyou!" Christine

 

Painting summer blooms July 2022 "Excellent day, very relaxing. Lots of individual guidance" Nicole

 

Painting Spring Blooms workshop March 2022 " As an apprehensive novice I was full of trepidation- no need whatsoever. This workshop was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have learned many skills and made new friends. Denise is a really patient and knowledgeable tutor. Thank you so much for a wonderful day, I have already signed up for my next workshop with Denise! Diane March 2022.

 

"I would like to say how much I enjoyed the workshop. It was perfectly paced and I learned a huge amount. I really liked the different projects and appreciated your advice on the one I chose (which I am working on more now!). Thank you for your generosity with ideas, notes etc and contribution of bits of paint and equipment. The group was a nice size, and I felt that we all got individual attention, as and when necessary. The demonstrations were also really helpful. The room is ideal - comfortable and well equipped for a day’s painting.

I look forward to the next one, when there is one, and in the meantime will enjoy the rest of the Friday afternoon class.

Thank you so much,"

Anne 2022

"Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop. You gave amazingly detailed demonstrations with so much advice & inspiration. I came away with a much better understanding on how to create interesting & varied textures to put into the doors projects you prepared for us. You encouraged me to go larger for this workshop, it was brilliant to work on a much bigger areas for the washes. ‘Practice makes perfect’ they say, we certainly came away with a lot more ideas & skills we can work on." Janet 2022

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "Great day, Denise! Thank you so much. It was good to cover so much. I might have appreciated more time to practice the different techniques but one can always do that at home!' Ruth

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "Thank you very much Denise! that was lovely. I have learned a lot of techniques and really enjoyed the workshop!" Ulrike​​

 

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "Wonderful workshop - I learnt so much that I wish I'd known sooner! No doubt willhelp me to elevate the quality of my work. Loved building up the Venice painting in stages - very good approach"

 

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "I really enjoyed the day, thank you. A lot to take in but having a pack to take home helps to remember everything. Good to have something finished to take home"

 

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "For someone who has only dabbled with watercolours in the past this has been a very interesting and informative course, leading to the use of very creative techniques. Thoroughly enjoyable with excellent instruction. All materials provided"

 

Beginners workshop Jan 2022. "Lovely day- I wanted it to go on for longer! Very informative and not intimidating at all. I was very nervous to start with but soon relaxed and really enjoyed the day! Lovely group too!

 

Sunset workshop 10th September 2021 "Thank you for a lovely day Denise. Super venue, perfect summer or winter I would think. Good light. I've learned lots which is always a bonus! I would love to join a course" Lynda

 

Sunset workshop 10th September 2021 "Such a wonderful day to be all together painting again! thank you for a very well- thought out and thoroughly interesting workshop. It was brilliant" Sally  

 

Sunset workshop 10th September 2021 "Brilliant workshop Denise, Many thanks for all your guidance on colour mixing washes and brush techniques. I thought this was going to be easy - wrong! However your help, patience and guidance was greatly appreciated and I was pleased with the final results". June 

'Thank you so much for all the hard work that you had 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

"Just a quick email to 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

 

"I found the advice on use of colours particularly helpful, especially simplifying by working with only three, plus the detail on when to use a dry brush and a wet brush and the effects they create, ie. if the brush is too wet a 'cauliflower' will appear. It was lovely to have a large table with ample space to work and the opportunity to purchase high quality paper. Most of all, during the current Covid situation, it was good to spend time with other people rather than via video call." Helen Starling -October 2020

 

"A welcoming atmosphere with focus to deliver high end tuition across "Clear" communication interactions specific to each learner. Pre-preparation of information emails, additional supplies and materials offer a great value service of concentrated information delivery within a shorter face to face contact time. Amazing swift feedback with constructive guidances to aid further skill development after my work was submitted at a later time for review!" Flora Brumby -October 2020