Watercolour classes and workshops

Colin is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and has, over the years built a reputation of bringing out the best in all his students, be they beginners, intermediate or experienced. His classes are well planned, fun and especially informative. His set exercises are demonstrated in small stages ensuring everyone fully understans the tasks. 


He teaches at Marlborough College Summer School  and holds regular one day workshops in central Marlborough and demonstrates at art societies around the South West of England.

If you'd like to know when his next workshop is please email him by using the contact page on this website.  

Here are some recent comments from students:

"Thank you for a most wonderful and informative week. You have put an incredible amount of preparation into pitching the course at a level that challenged us, but was attainable and gave us results we are proud to display. The course was very well run and you should be proud. Thank you again." 


"I learned a lot from the course. Colin was an excellent tutor whose preparation and teaching could not be faulted. We all had tremendous fun." 


"The most enjoyable and educational course I have attended for a long time. I would highly recommend it."


"Superb course. Excellent prepration by Colin and fantastic help at all times."

"Extraordinary effective tutor Colin Palmer took every trouble to ensure we ALL got a great advance in our skills. In my case a disorder of the hands, numbness and pain was not allowed by Colin to prevent me to getting a very good grounding in all aspects of painting buildings after I had initially feared I would not survive even one day of the course because of my disability. He is a master both of painting buildings and of the teaching process. The way both the best and the least talented course members all massively progressed was very remakable "


'Hugely enjoyable with Colin as an excellent patient tutor. I would attend another course with him at the drop of a hat".

"Colin is always excellent. His preparation is always spot on. He is a perfectionist in his detail and explanations and always has a 'can do' attitude even to those of us who are not the best artists. We always turn out work of a high standard with his help. I look forward to doing a course with him again".

"There was a very nice working atmosphere, and Colin Palmer was very skilled and comprehensive. I had great pleasure attending this course".

"The tutor was immensely patient and helpful in providing assistance to those requiring it at all levels. For someone like myself, having only started painting last year, I learnt an enormous amount including techniques that one could only learn through being taught in practice.
As a person, he was immensely polite and encouraging at all times and I couldn't recommend him enough".

The tutor was brilliant and inspirational. The methods of teaching were just what I needed. The materials were perfect to get the results we were aiming for and the environment was ideal for experimenting both indoors and out.


Just to say how much we enjoyed Colins teaching. He stretched us all this year, but with great results and I certainly learned a huge amount which I now need to put into practice before next year.