Brush up your skills with the help of an expert artist

Roz Hamilton of the GardenS of the Rose with artist Fiona Pruden
Roz Hamilton of the GardenS of the Rose with artist Fiona Pruden

You can brush up your painting skills courtesy of watercolour specialist Fiona Pruden with a series of one-day courses at the Gardens Of The Rose at Chiswell Green.

The monthly masterclass sessions begin today with tips on painting exciting and colourful skies, and subjects on the timetable later in the spring, on the last Wednesday of the month in each case, include waterscapes, trees and flowers.

Fiona, who promises that the tried and tested techniques she will be passing on are ‘wickedly simple’, said: “All workshops encourage students to develop their watercolour painting experience, learning methods for producing beautifully clear and clean transparent paintings, full of light and colour.”

The day-long workshops in the venue’s tea rooms, which run from 10am to 3.30pm, are £25 a time and include refreshments, but students will need to make their own lunch arrangements.

Call Fiona on 07956 537140 or email fiona.pruden@btopenworld.com for details of forthcoming sessions.