‘Creative Watercolour’ Techniques Workshop

Don’t miss out on this fun day exploring different textural effects in watercolour, unlock your creative side and enjoy achieving a different side to your paintings.


Date: 12th March

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Venue:  Millpool Centre, Looe.

Cost : £28 (Deposit £5)

A full material and equipment list will be available on booking.

Refreshments:  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided but you are required to bring a packed lunch.

If parking in the Millpool Car park is currently £2.30 per day

Contact Me to enrol on this exciting workshop. Click Here



Happy New Year

I wish ‘All You Arty Folk’ a very Happy and Healthy 2016.

I do hope that you had a good Christmas and your now raring to get back to some painting.

The first class to resume this week is at Menheniot on Friday 8th January, followed by St Martins at Liskeard in the morning and at the Millpool Centre, Looe in the afternoon on Monday 11th, Bodmin and Lostwithiel on Tuesday 12th, Cartwheels Craft Centre Wednesday 13th, Drawing at Laity House, Liskeard on Thursday 14th and again at Menheniot on Friday 15th January.

Looking forward to a New Year with you Arty Folk, Yvette.


Proud Learners from the Beginners Watercolour Workshop 1st Aug 2015

Despite the poor weather conditions on the outside, it was a great day in the workroom at Cartwheels Craft Centre this Saturday (1st Aug 2015), on the Beginners Watercolour Workshop, attended by 6 new learners.

After plenty of useful tips about materials and equipment etc…, we knuckled down to painting a typical moorland scene local to Cartwheels.

Step by step demonstration of the image was explained at each stage, from a ‘wet in wet’ Sky to ‘wet on dry’ Landscape and Buildings, followed by dry brush work in the foreground area, with some splattering to finish it off.

July 2015 (125)

To follow, we changed the scene to a simple seascape, in less than 45 mins they had completed their painting.


Using just 3 colours, with the use of some masking fluid for the figures, and some dry brush work, they finished it with superb results.

The workshop ran over time as it usually does due to my over planned schedule, finishing up with some Cling Film and Salt Work textural exercises.

And here are some of the proud learners from the day, holding up there finished paintings.

P1130217Well Done to you all that attended this workshop, I hope to see you again very soon.

For further workshops and courses Click Here Watercolour Classes in Cornwall with Yvette Wiltshire

Watercolour for Beginners Workshop

This workshop is a beginner’s guide to painting, if you have considered learning to paint with watercolour, but has never started… then this workshop is a must for you
Hurlers Stones

Painting with watercolour can become addictive, its unpredictable nature gives you new challenges and is very captivating, it’s also a great way to meet new people.

Spaces are still available on this one day introduction to Watercolour.

Date: 01/08/2015
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Description: This one day workshop will provide the complete beginner with the essential skills to begin their watercolour journey.  Learn the tools of the trade, colour mixing and plenty of painting techniques to get you started.

All materials will be supplied by the tutor at minimal cost.

Tutor: Yvette Wiltshire of Art with Yvette

Cost : £35

Refreshments:  Tea, coffee and cake will be provided but you are required to bring a packed lunch.

Click to Contact me: Yvette Wiltshire – Art With Yvette

Essential ‘Colour Mixing’ Workshop

Having trouble with mixing colours in watercolour? then if so this workshop is just the thing for you.

Colour Mixing Skills are essential part of painting in any medium, but in Watercolour its even more important.

So if your free on the 4th August 2015 book yourself a place on this great workshop.

Mixed Colours Granulating in my Palette

Mixed Colours Granulating in Palette

Workshop Description:

This workshop provides the fundamental building blocks of watercolour, covering comprehensive colour mixing skills, properties, colour temperature and values. Complete a series of practical exercises that can be used time and time again. A must for anyone wishing to improve their understanding and practical ability in colour mixing.

Date: 4th August 2014

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Bodmin, Unit 4, Woods Browning.  (Venue direction/details on booking)

Price: £30  (Deposit £5)

Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Cakes provided.  Please bring a Pack up Lunch.

2 colour mix on paper

2 colour mix on paper




Week 5 ‘No’ Drawing Painting Challenge of Animals or People

Watercolour Painting: ‘Quietly having fun’….

I am supposed to be getting looser with these ‘No’ drawing painting challenges, but I seem to be getting more fussy!!

I started off with getting the overall shape of the figure in step 1.

In Step 2 I added some further colour and shadows.

In Step 3 increasing some darks and the water and sand area.

I didn’t want to overdo the painting, I wanted it to be innocent and delicate.Colours I have used are: Winsor Blue (Red Shade), Winsor Lemon, Raw Sienna and Light Red.

Step 1

Step 1

Step 2

Step 2

Step 3

Step 3


Week 2 ‘No’ Drawing Painting Challenge of Animals or People

Well, where did that week go, time really flies when you a have a challenge to do!!

I found Week 2’s Painting Challenge a bit frustrating as I put too much emphasis on getting it right instead of just letting it happen.  I can fully appreciate how learners feel when faced with the projects I set them.

Young Lambs

Young Lambs

I started with painting a small area of the green grass area around the heads, to establish a shape so I could start painting the lambs.  Because I was being fussy I was a bit more tense and I don’t feel that I achieved the effect that I wanted.  But with practice and another 50 more challenge paintings without drawing of animals or people to do, so I would hope to improve!

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