MASTER Chichester: 5 Week Watercolour Course

A new, highly sought after 5 week watercolour calligraphy course, perfect for beginners! £195
MASTER Chichester: 5 Week Watercolour Course

Time & Location

01 Jan 2022, 10:00 GMT – 29 Jan 2022, 12:30 GMT
Chichester Studio, The Old Poorhouse, Alandale Road, Birdham, Chichester PO20 7QN, UK

About the Event

Tutor: Our fabulous Lead Calligrapher - Maisie Minett

We're thrilled to finally be able to offer this brand new 5 week watercolour calligraphy course for beginners 'in person' at our studio HQ in Chichester - you're going to love it.

Creating watercolour calligraphy is easier than you might think, and we're excited to introduce you to the multiple ways to incorporate colour into your brush lettering. Come and join us and discover degrees of transparency, ombre effects and building up the depth of colour within your calligraphy, all using the humble paintbrush!

Not only does working with a brush open up unlimited colour options, but it also means that you're able to write onto all kinds of surfaces, from walls to wine glasses! The true freedom of brush calligraphy is that you can work at any size, on pretty much any surface.

You’ll be taught how to control the brush in simple steps so that we can build your confidence by gradually adding to your understanding of the techniques which make brush calligraphy so beautiful. We will show you how to blend colours, create ombré effects, and work with washes to create beautiful lettered artworks.

Week 1 The Foundations of Brush Calligraphy and controlling the brush. An introduction to creating letters with a water brush and a small paintbrush. How hard to press and where to change the pressure.

Week 2 Mixing your colours, colour terms, experiments and using colour effectively.

Week 3 Creating background washes, wet on wet - wet on dry to work over with calligraphy. What colour to use and when to hold back.

Week 4 Small calligraphy and illustration using the small brush, borders, wreaths and decoration.

Week 5 Complete a final piece using either or both sized brushes, incorporate a wash or a decorative element. Guidance with composition and colour choices.


When booking your workshop please give us a mobile telephone contact number so that if we need to cancel for safety reasons at short notice we will be able to contact you!

We are pleased to say that as a COVID secure venue, we are able to continue hosting workshops in our studios. We hope that being able to attend our workshops will give our students a much-needed opportunity to learn and relax in safety when so many other options are unavailable.

We take safety at our workshops seriously and we will do everything necessary to keep you safe and have a great workshop. We have a rigorous workshop hygiene procedure, socially distanced workstations, and practice no-touch teaching.

We ask that you please do not attend if you are feeling ill, or think that you may have been exposed to the virus. You are really welcome to attend a workshop with someone from your bubble but we cannot accept bookings of groups over six. Bubble members will be seated together,  socially distanced from other bubbles and individuals. Please wear a  mask to enter and move around the studio, but you are free to remove your mask if you want when you are seated.

We are continually reviewing our measures as new government guidelines are released, and the latest version of our safety procedures can always be found on our website, including what to expect when you attend a  workshop.

For our up to date health and safety procedures please visit our Keeping You Safe page:

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