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Graham Wood - Watercolour Painting

Graham Wood

Graham Wood wanted to improve his painting skills after starting work as a painter and illustrator. He began a course in drawing and watercolour painting at Merton Adult Education which enabled him to study one day a week at college learning a variety of techniques and approaches to painting with a range of subjects from still life to landscape and portraits. “I joined the watercolour class two years ago in a bid to improve my technique which I feel I have definitely succeeded with.”


Learn how to use acrylics for painting sunflowers.

You will cover the following:

  • Preparation of a wet palette for painting
  • Use a variety of brushes for different techniques
  • Blending colours for shading.
  • Using techniques to create texture
  • Cleaning brushes and equipment


An old apron, 2b Pencil, rubber and notepad.


Group and one to one assessment. Constructive advice and problem solving of students own work will be given.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

Next Steps

Future acrylic painting classes to improve on techniques gained.

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