Watercolour Painting

What is special about this course?

This structured course will offer an introduction to this wonderful medium. Week by week you will be exploring the basic skills and equipment needed to paint your own “work of art”. The course is designed to build up your confidence and to cover all aspects of water colour to help you understand the materials and techniques used to develop your own style of painting.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Capture sea, sky, branches, trees and foliage:

  • Putting into practice colour mixing, brushes, brush care and papers
  • Exploring different techniques such as: dry brushing, simple washes and splattering

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Short course
  • Leisure

How long will my course last?

This course will run in a college centre over 8 weeks.

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Broadford
    • Fort William
    • Gairloch
    • Kilchoan
    • Kinlochleven
    • Mallaig
    • Portree
    • Strontian
    • Ullapool

Start date

Call your local college centre or the BEST team for more information and to register your interest.




This course is self-funded.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The college offers a wide range of other part time art courses you might like to consider.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Watercolour Painting

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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