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Upcoming Events

Exploring Waterbased Oils: An Introduction Meetup

Exploring Waterbased Oils: An Introduction Meetup

Sunday 26 May
Headingley - 10:15am - 2 Hours
Lynn Armstrong
Dive into the vibrant world of waterbased oils with our "Exploring Waterbased Oils: An Introduction Meetup." This meetup offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about the unique properties and techniques of water-based oils, perfect for both beginners and experienced artists looking to expand their skills. Our knowledgeable instructor will guide you through the basics, from understanding the materials to creating your own stunning artwork. Join us to unlock the potential of water-based oils and add a new dimension to your artistic repertoire!

Please note that the minimum age for participants to join our classes is 10 years old.
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£35      
Floral and Nature Watercolour Painting

Floral and Nature Watercolour Painting

Saturday 08 June
Roundhay, Leeds - 11am - 2 Hours
Michelle Ann Abhijit
Join the floral and nature watercolour painting session because it offers a unique opportunity to focus on studying floral and nature painting techniques in a structured environment. During the two-hour session, you will have the chance to select your own reference in the garden, take photographs, and complete one or two studies of the plants and flowers. The session will provide guidance on how to compose floral and nature paintings using both traditional and contemporary composition methods. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this session is perfect for nature enthusiasts looking to meet like-minded individuals and further develop their painting skills. By participating, you will have the opportunity to choose subjects in the garden, receive guidance on completing studies, and take away homework to practice the techniques learned.
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£26      
Exploring Urban Landscapes: Line and Wash Watercolour Meetup

Exploring Urban Landscapes: Line and Wash Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Leeds City Centre - 10:15am - 2 Hours
Lynn Armstrong
Discover the vibrancy of urban landscapes by joining the "Exploring Urban Landscapes: Line and Wash Watercolour Meetup." Learn the techniques of line and wash watercolour to capture the essence of city scenery and unleash your creativity. Come and capture scenes of the city in line and wash, an exciting and fun way to paint and draw, suitable for all abilities. Connect with like-minded artists, share experiences, and be inspired by diverse urban landscapes. Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on familiar surroundings and bring urban scenes to life through the beauty of watercolour.

Please note that the minimum age for participants to join our classes is 10 years old.
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£26      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 22 June
Meanwood - 11:04am - 2 Hours
Lynn Armstrong
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolour painting with our specially curated workshop, perfect for beginners. Guided by a professional instructor, you'll master the fundamentals of watercolour techniques, unleash the mysteries of color theory, and learn the art of mixing paints. This intimate class setting ensures personalized attention, empowering you to transform your newfound knowledge into a breathtaking masterpiece. Join us for a journey where your creativity flows as freely as watercolor on paper.
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Discover Waterbased Gouache: A Beginner's Meetup

Discover Waterbased Gouache: A Beginner's Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Headingley - 10:15am - 2 Hours
Lynn Armstrong
Join the "Discover Waterbased Gouache: A Beginner's Meetup" to embark on an exciting journey into the world of vibrant and versatile painting techniques. Through hands-on guidance and exploration, attendees will unlock the secrets of waterbased gouache, a medium renowned for its unique blending properties and opaque finish. This meetup offers a supportive environment for beginners to learn essential skills, experiment with various techniques, and unleash their creativity onto canvas. Whether delving into color theory or mastering brush strokes, participants can expect to gain invaluable insights and leave feeling inspired to continue their artistic pursuits with newfound confidence. Join us and uncover the boundless possibilities of waterbased gouache as we paint, learn, and create together.
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£26      
ABOUT LEEDS
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Leeds Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
I registered for Nature's Brushstrokes: En Plein Air Watercolour Meetup last Saturday at Kirkstall Abbey - what a beautiful place to be at! The painting session was very warm, welcoming and informative. It was a chilly morning, but we made the most out of it! We got beautiful pieces of painting at the end of the session. All materials required were kindly provided by the instructor (Lynn Armstrong), i.e. , watercolours, watercolours brushes, sketching pens; Lynn also prepared the paper sticked on cardboard beforehand so they're ready for us to use, and she even brought some warm coffee! Thanks to Lynn's instruction with water techniques and colour theories related to this specific lesson, I get better understanding on such topic. Although we were a bit rushing at the end due to the limited time allowance, we all completed and had our own piece of art, that are all brilliantly colourful with watercolour and sketching pens, to bring home afterwards! People walking pass were also interested! I am happy that it is my absolute first time of doing group painting session, painting outdoor, or even seeing in Kirkstall Abbey, it turned out to be wonderful and I love how supportive everyone is that makes me feel more confident of my result and to keep going with this interest/hobby of mine! All in all, it was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning! A wholesome meet up with informative instruction and wonderful scenery! Sending my warm gratitude to the team who made this happen, and my special thank to Lynn for her kindness and guidance!
5/5
Lien
2024-05-08
We had a great time, we very much enjoyed our session with Lynn. She was friendly and approachable, with lots of tips and hints we found useful. My score of 4 is only because the time flew by and we would have liked longer!
4/5
Sarah
2024-04-22
Very informative and friendly tutor. An enjoyable morning
5/5
James
2024-03-25

ARTISTS
Lynn Armstrong
Lynn has been a painter for over 30 years, and has lots of experience tutoring groups in different styles and mediums of painting. She particularly favours landscape watercolour and oils, also flowers and still life.
Participants have said they find Lynns style of teaching easy to follow and the atmosphere in the group is both relaxed and enthusiastic.

Lynn Armstrong is available for private bookings

private tutoring for groups and individuals in Leeds

Michelle Ann Abhijit
I'm Michelle, your dedicated watercolor group tutor with a passion for unlocking creativity through the medium of watercolor. With almost a decade's worth of experience in practicing watercolor art, I hope to bring a blend of expertise and enthusiasm to every session. Having honed my craft through years of exploration and experimentation, I believe in fostering a supportive and nurturing environment where students can explore their own artistic journey. Whether you're a beginner looking to dip your brush into the world of watercolor or an experienced artist seeking to refine your techniques, I tailor each lesson to meet the unique needs and aspirations of their students.

Michelle Ann Abhijit is available for private bookings

Available on Wednesdays and weekends.

private tutoring

PHOTOS
Leeds Watercolour Group
2023-09-04
Title or Location: today's catch
this pucture was sketched for a fishing charity eventNick Clark Charity Fishing event, we have raised a wonderful amount over the past years it's been running
Credit: Pam Hardcastle

Atlanta Watercolor Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: North Carolina
Pablo is a 13 year old rescue owned by my niece. Picture taken at a lake in North Carolina. Very sweet dog who loves boating on the lake!
Credit: Tish (Domin) Chambers
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
This little calf had wandered away from her mother and was playing in a pasture, nearing sunset. She looked to be having so much fun as she pranced and bucked around, playing by herself. I call this Patsy In the Pasture. The location is on a ranch in Fort Bend County, Texas This is an 8x8 watercolor on 100 cotton, cold press.
Credit: Kim Solem
Instagram: @kimsolem616

Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location:
This was simply for fun and therapy. A combination of white space, line and wash and abstract watercolour inspired by a line drawing by Anna Mason, Nature Studio . . . I often do my painting, as I did here, when I?m feeling down and it always, without fail, lifts my spirits . . .
Credit: Lynn C Woodward

Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location: Ben?s caranguejo
Watercolour on cold pressed paper. Caranguejo means crab in Portuguese. My one year old son loves a song about the tiny little crab. He sings and mimic a crab so I have paited this one for him. I framed it and it is in his bedroom now.
Credit: Ana Wilhelm
Instagram: @anawilhelmart
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location: Lighthouse at Castle Hill, Newport,Rhode Island
The Lighthouse at Castle Hill, Newport, Rhode Island is on display at the Burroughs Center in Bridgeport. Black Rock Art Guild EKPRASIS Vlll until May 30, 2024
Credit: Diana Wendy

Akron Watercolor Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location: A Park in PA

Credit: Michelle Steffen
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