Sophie Teaching

Watercolour is sometimes an unpredictable medium - but it doesn’t have to be scary. In my watercolour workshops I aim to help students be bolder, and will demonstrate techniques such as using large blocks of colour washes to get the painting on the move quickly and create depth.

The tuition will be tailored to the individual's own personal development, whether they are total beginners or experienced painters.

Working directly from still lifes and then from landscape photos, we will explore different ways of working: ‘wet on wet’ and dry brush techniques, spraying the paper with a fine mist of water and working into the slightly damp paper, scratching into the pigment and even squeezing the paint straight on!

I am an experienced teacher with a PGCE teaching qualification and have been running private watercolour courses intermittently for the past 35 years.


1989 to present day / Since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools I have run private lessons for painting from my various studios. Also several corporate workshops in Millegan ltd , Toast ltd , Freshfields Solicitors.

1992 Heatherley School of art , several terms of adult watercolour courses

2001 PGCT Gained post graduate certificate in teaching at Greenwich University 3.

2013 Ran day course on watercolour techniques employed by the artist J. M. W Turner at The National Maritime Museum , Greenwich

2016 Ran two day watercolour course as part of The Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace

2017 Demonstrated watercolour techniques for Windsor and Newton as The Royal Watercolour Society

1990-2023 Have run numerous watercolour workshops for The Royal Watercolour Society

2017 -2019 Ran weekly watercolour classes at The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham