“Painting colourful songbirds in watercolour”



Arley Studios

School Bank,



DY12 1XG 


Dates: 11/12th September 2021


Times: 9.30-5pm both days 


Cost: £270.00 per person, excluding accommodation 


Painting Colourful Songbirds Course Description

Bring sunshine and joy onto your painting by learning to create a branch of beautiful watercolour birds at Arley Studios, based in the rolling hills of the Worcestershire countryside, right next to the River Severn.


Watercolour is my first love and I’d like to show you how you can master control of it, with loose but considered techniques, to create a branch of beautiful garden birds. All of the materials needed on the course will be provided and will be of professional standard to ensure that you create your best work. 


The course is suitable for both beginners and improvers alike and is delivered in a warm, friendly atmosphere and at a steady pace. These courses have always proved very popular and often sell out, so book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.


All day refreshments, lunch on the 11th/12th evening meal on the 11th,  parking and free Wi-fi are all offered as standard on this package. 


Workshop Outline: 


  • Painting techniques and brush control to apply, blend and lift paint 

  • Seeing and mixing tone and colour. How to create form and texture. 

  • Colour studies of song birds to put learning into action 

  • Obtaining the correct images to work from, with discussion as to sourcing images, copyright and making them "painter friendly" 

  • Working out the composition for our final bird piece

  • How to transfer the images onto paper 

  • Painting our final bird piece on luxury 300lb 100% cotton paper 


About The Venue:


Arley Studios are based in the picturesque village of Arley, close to the River Severn, Arley Arboretum and the Severn Valley railway. The studios provide a light, airy space perfect for creating your artwork! Tea, coffee and refreshments on tap all day with parking on site. 



Although accommodation isn’t included, with luxury boutique hotels and guest houses on the Estate as well as friendly overnight hotels in the nearby town of Bewdley, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 








Food and refreshments. 

All day refreshments, lunch on the 11th/12th, evening meal on the 11th,  parking and free Wi-fi are all offered as standard on this package. 


Weekend Workshop 11th & 12th September 2021