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Introduction to Watercolour Painting: Birds of Paradise Study

4.9(49 reviews)
Experience painting using professional watercolour papers, paints & brushes at the painters private studio with complimentary drinks.
Various Locations
In-person
£55 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:24th April 2024
What happens in this class?

Experience the joy of water water painting in our delightful delightful inviting watercolour painting class in London. Join us for a heartwarming artistic journey where you'll learn valuable techniques and create a stunning "Birds of Paradise" study to take home. This class is perfect for beginners, so no need to worry if you've never picked up a brush before. We provide a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with our well-trained professionals to assist you every step of the way.

In our professional studio setting, we aim to make this more than a typical sip-and-paint class. Our…

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Things to remember

Studio address: Wimbledon Art Studios 10 Riverside Yard London SW17 0BB

How to get here: By tube: Tooting Broadway By train: Earlsfiled By bus: 44 / 77 / 270

Turn left immediately after the black gate. Look up to find the Wimbledon Art Studio sign. Wait at the wooded deck by the…

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FAQs
IS THIS LESSON FOR ALL AGES?
This workshop is tailored for 18+ onwards and also beginner-friendly.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
WIMBLEDON ART STUDIOS 10 RIVERSIDE YARD LONDON SW17 0BB HOW TO GET HERE BY TUBE: TOOTING BROADWAY BY TRAIN: EARLSFIELD BY BUS: 44 / 77 / 270
HOW BIG IS THE CLASS?
Minimum of 1 to a maximum of 8. If you want to arrange different dates for private-bookings, please do get in touch.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
• This class is especially helpful to those who love to paint in watercolour but aren't sure where to start. • How to use the colour wheel to pick your perfect colour palette. • Learn about materials so you understand what to purchase and not waste money on the wrong things! • Methods for diluting your paint. • Techniques for applying watercolour paint to a painting surface • This class is jam-packed with useful tips, hints, and everything to complete the birds of paradise study.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Nothing. All materials will be provided. Everything you'll use is professional materials for a more enjoyable painting experience.
T&C and Cancellation
T&C for cancellation: A full refund can only be given within 14 days from the initial date of booking. You can reschedule your class provided I am given at least 7 days' notice before your class date. Unfortunately, I am unable to change any bookings if less than 7 days' notice is given.
Latest Reviews
4.9(49 reviews)
Sophie - 16 March 2024
This class was okay overall but there were a few ways in which I felt it was lacking. There were no birds of paradise plants present which we were meant to be painting and no photos of it either. As I don’t know what it looks like it was very hard to know what to paint. Sometimes the tutor would get the photo up on his phone and show us but this felt very uncomfortable and inconvenient for everyone to have to keep asking him to show us a reference picture on his phone. Also it was an incredibly basic class. We didn’t even cover color theory which was one of the main reasons I wanted to attend the class. I’d say overall there was little instruction and I personally would’ve appreciated a more. I’d say the class was overpriced for what the experience was but generally the tutor was nice and the studio space was a nice environment.
Stephanie - 28 January 2024
Really lovely class, great environment and wonderful teacher
Julia - 15 January 2024
We had a lovely time in this class, during which Ishbel taught us different watercolour techniques, and patiently guided us through the birds of paradise painting, giving us tips and encouragements along the way. It’s a great class, made all the better by a great teacher!
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Booking Options
2hrs 30min workshop1 class
£50
Private BookingFor groups of 1 to 3 guests
£220
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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Alma Tipon is an artist based in London. She is currently an art instructor and runs her own art business as a main. You can find her artworks at Saatchi art, Artfinder, Etsy, and other online platforms and of course on her website www.almatipon.co.uk. At the weekends, you can see Alma selling her mini pieces at the market like the one in Belgravia London. This year, her art is also featured in House & Garden Magazine and recently participated in Contemporary Art Fairs & Roy's art exhibition. Alma also is an art instructor at Masterpeace. studio.

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Class Location
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
WIMBLEDON ART STUDIOS
EARLSFIELD
10 RIVERSIDE YARD
SW17 0BB
LONDON

Reviews

Sophie - 16 March 2024
This class was okay overall but there were a few ways in which I felt it was lacking. There were no birds of paradise plants present which we were meant to be painting and no photos of it either. As I don’t know what it looks like it was very hard to know what to paint. Sometimes the tutor would get the photo up on his phone and show us but this felt very uncomfortable and inconvenient for everyone to have to keep asking him to show us a reference picture on his phone. Also it was an incredibly basic class. We didn’t even cover color theory which was one of the main reasons I wanted to attend the class. I’d say overall there was little instruction and I personally would’ve appreciated a more. I’d say the class was overpriced for what the experience was but generally the tutor was nice and the studio space was a nice environment.
Stephanie - 28 January 2024
Really lovely class, great environment and wonderful teacher
Julia - 15 January 2024
We had a lovely time in this class, during which Ishbel taught us different watercolour techniques, and patiently guided us through the birds of paradise painting, giving us tips and encouragements along the way. It’s a great class, made all the better by a great teacher!
Philipp Schlegl - 7 January 2024
Great experience in very calm atmosphere, with an instructor who is clearly on top of her game and very encouraging. Even as a one-off experience, like in my case, I'd highly recommend these classes
Patricia - 15 April 2023
Excellent beginners class for watercolours
Ava Pierro - 27 March 2023
This was such a great class! Alma was brilliant, the set up was lovely and I felt I finally understood watercolours by the end of it.
Charlotte Benton - 13 February 2023
Lovely teacher and great class
Bansri - 13 February 2023
This is the second class I've done with Alma and it was great! Completely different working with watercolours but Alma walked us through it step by step and explained different techniques. I would love to go to another of her water colour classes to keep working at it.
Danielle - 4 February 2023
Alma is a fantastic teacher. I'm an absolute beginner and her watercolour class was educational, relaxing and resulted in a lovely painting at the end of the session. We had the chance to learn about best practice and technique which have given me a base to keep painting on my own. I had a fantastic time and would recommend her classes to anyone - thanks Alma!
Lily null - 15 January 2023
I had the most wonderful evening at Alma's beautiful studio learning a new skill that I had always wanted to learn. Alma is a fantastic, warm and encouraging teacher who explains and demonstrates the techniques needed to create a first watercolour to be proud of! The calming and freeing environment Alma has created (plus the lovely drinks and snacks included) really enable you to connect with your creativity and completely get lost in the process! I totally lost track of time and came away wanting more! I can't recommend highly enough and I look forward to my next class with Alma.
Mark Jackson - 11 January 2023
Great introduction to watercolours! Great progression from absolutely basics to finishing by painting a piece to be proud of. Would recommend to anyone who wants to give watercolours a go! Alma is very approachable and welcoming.
Sky - 11 January 2023
I had a great time at Alma’s class! She’s a fab teacher and it was a really relaxing experience. Would definitely do it again!
Catherine Samy - 7 January 2023
i had such a wonderful afternoon. having never used water colour before the learning was great but Alma also creates a relaxed and non judgemental atmosphere which is so positive. loved it. And the coffee was good too!
Jennifer - 16 December 2022
Great fun afternoon, in a cozy comfortable studio. Alma was really good at setting out some basic watercolour technique and helping us try out different colour application. I've been inspired to get some tube watercolours....!
Breanna - 13 November 2022
It was fantastic, really helpful tips! Very relaxed, good for all abilities!
Paula Forzani - 25 October 2022
I really enjoyed the painting class! The studio is lovely and the atmosphere is great. Had a very relaxing evening learning how to paint! Alma was very approachable, teaching us step by step and very patient! Will definitely come back for another session.
Mary - 15 October 2022
I really enjoyed the watecolours workshop. The studio is lovely and Alma is an excellent host and teacher. I would really recommend any classes she runs without hesitation. A very relaxing way to learn new techniques and skills.
Masume - 18 September 2022
Great evening and excellent instruction from Alma. A little pricey given theres no wine or savoury nibbles included on a course running through dinner time, and would like to see a lower cost charged for the current format
Sita - 18 September 2022
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Alma was a brilliant teacher, very patient and encouraging. Alma kindly allowed us all to stay after the class had finished so we could finish our pieces, she really went the extra mile to make sure we got as much out of the class as possible. I would really recommend Alma's classes.
Ulkugul - 5 September 2022
A chilled class in a beautiful art studio. While learning water colour techniques you could take away your art piece (half framed!) with you. I didn’t notice how the time passed. A special thanks to Alma, I’m definitely coming back for more
Payal - 3 July 2022
Alma was very patient and made sure I got the most of the session. I was quite slow compared to others but Alma waited till I finished my painting and helped me with the technicalities without rushing me. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
fatma Alhajri - 4 June 2022
I enjoyed the workshop, it was about the experience of watercolors, and the goal was to prevent all participants from enjoying coloring the drawing in their own style, with the technique of trainer alma
Emma - 29 May 2022
Fabulous class! Alma was so friendly and welcoming. She patiently showed us the basics and helped us create lovely paintings by the end. Time flew, it was so relaxing! Highly recommend.
Antonia - 22 May 2022
I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone. You will receive great advice and Alma's full attention while working on your painting. I enjoyed the clam atmosphere and the fact that only a limited number of people can participate. In the end I had to leave earlier and Alma gave me colours to finish my painting at home. Really happy with the whole experience. As someone who didn't paint for years, I found the class easy to follow and feel more confident to start painting again.
Alice - 5 May 2022
Alma is a brilliant teacher who immediately put me at ease with her welcoming and friendly nature. Her studio has a lovely relaxing vibe and the evening flew by in the best way possible! After a great introduction to our tools and some simple instructions we were all able to create pictures we were really pleased with. Alma is so encouraging and was always on hand to offer advice throughout the session. I would definitely recommend - it such a fun evening!
Alice - 5 May 2022
Alma is a brilliant teacher who immediately put me at ease with her welcoming and friendly nature. Her studio has a lovely relaxing vibe and the evening flew by in the best way possible! After a great introduction to our tools and some simple instructions we were all able to create pictures we were really pleased with. Alma is so encouraging and was always on hand to offer advice throughout the session. I would definitely recommend - it such a fun evening!
Cheryl - 4 May 2022
I cannot recommend Alma more! She is so talented and patient with her students and you can tell she genuinely cares and wants you to enjoy the class as much as she does. Her studio in SW is so lovely as well and she provides everything you need. I will definitely be going back to more of her classes.
Ricki - 22 April 2022
The workshop was amazing no other words for it! I have learned technics, and although I paint quite often with water colours, Alma introduced me to different techniques and organised the way I work. Also I have to add her and Roland are so welcoming and have an amazing vibe! Thanks for this experience! 🌼❤️🌼
Ricki - 22 April 2022
The workshop was amazing no other words for it! I have learned technics, and although I paint quite often with water colours, Alma introduced me to different techniques and organised the way I work. Also I have to add her and Roland are so welcoming and have an amazing vibe! Thanks for this experience! 🌼❤️🌼
Ricki - 22 April 2022
The workshop was amazing no other words for it! I have learned technics, and although I paint quite often with water colours, Alma introduced me to different techniques and organised the way I work. Also I have to add her and Roland are so welcoming and have an amazing vibe! Thanks for this experience! 🌼❤️🌼
Glenis Parris-Daley - 22 April 2022
I attended the watercolour painting class with Alma, it was a great experience. She was so very warm and patient with me as I have never done this before. I would differently be attending another of her classes. Keep up the great work Alma.
Gosia Pietniewicz - 18 April 2022
Loved the class. Nice small studio, Alma was very nice. I learned new techniques and had a relaxing experience. I'll book a class with her again.
Student - 15 April 2022
Very good class. Learned about different paints and papers as well as some basic watercolor techniques.
CECILIA TAYLORTaylor - 3 April 2022
I’ve had a lovely time at Almas workshop. Thanks Alma for the tips you gave us and for organising the event.
Emma - 12 March 2022
This was a delightful class, Alma was fantastic and created a really welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. 2 hours flew by creating our paintings! We learnt the basics of watercolour which I’d never been taught despite painting plenty in the past and she shared lots of useful advice on various mediums. I’m delighted by the finished result which was mounted to take home and will make a great gift…
Stef - 6 March 2022
Fun and cosy watercolour class. We learned a lot of useful tips and walked out with our first (framed!) watercolour artwork. Alma is un excellent teacher and very entertaining. The time really flew by!
Saskia - 27 February 2022
We absolutely loved this watercolour class. Alma was so kind, a brilliant teacher, and we felt a real sense of achievement at the end. Alma’s studio is gorgeous and we were able to relax amongst her art, and Alma even mounted our paintings to take home which was a special surprise. Would very much recommend!
Anviksha - 22 February 2022
Alma was a wonderful teacher and gave a brilliant introduction to watercolour painting. She went through all the best paints, paper, types of brushes to use as well as brush strokes and water control. I'd done a bit of watercolours before and was blown away with all the tips she gave. She really let us use our imagination and just paint how we wanted to after giving us some structure. Would bring my friends along to another class for sure! My only downside was I had to travel home in the terrible weather and I lived on the other side of London so was long to get to!
George Wood - 19 February 2022
Absolutely loved the watercolour class. Alma is an amazing and inspiring tutor - such a relaxing and creative afternoon. About to book the acrylic class!
Maya Bischoff - 14 February 2022
Alma is a talented artist and an incredibly generous teacher- probably the most generous I’ve ever met! She wants you to succeed and gives her all to achieve this. I love the balance between demonstration & guidance and creative freedom in her classes, her kind and fun approach and the safe, lovely atmosphere she creates. Please do not miss this!
Chloe - 6 February 2022
Really enjoyed the class with Alma, she’s a good teacher! I took away several tips and tricks to help improve my watercolour painting skills, and with it being a small class, Alma could spend 1-on-1 time with all us and answer any questions we had. The fact I got to take home a finished piece with a wall mount was great! Would love to do a class focused on landscape/scenes in freestyle
Chloe - 6 February 2022
Really enjoyed the class with Alma, she’s a good teacher! I took away several tips and tricks to help improve my watercolour painting skills, and with it being a small class, Alma could spend 1-on-1 time with all us and answer any questions we had. The fact I got to take home a finished piece with a wall mount was great! Would love to do a class focused on landscape/scenes in freestyle
Shazia - 30 January 2022
Alma’s class was absolutely amazing! She thoroughly went through watercolour techniques before we went on to the final piece. Her studio is relaxing and comfortable and Alma is such a friendly person. I have come away learning some new skills that I cannot wait to put into practice. I have already booked my next class with her! Highly recommend to anyone with a creative flair.
Shazia - 30 January 2022
Alma’s class was absolutely amazing! She thoroughly went through watercolour techniques before we went on to the final piece. Her studio is relaxing and comfortable and Alma is such a friendly person. I have come away learning some new skills that I cannot wait to put into practice. I have already booked my next class with her! Highly recommend to anyone with a creative flair.
Ariel Kendall - 27 January 2022
Alma’s class was amazing, she was knowledgeable and an excellent mentor. We came with self taught skills in watercolor and guided us through various techniques, advising us how to improve and get the most out of our art styles. Overall, learned a lot, the atmosphere was calming and wholesome, Alma was a wonderful teacher and I recommend this experience 11/10
Anonymous - 21 January 2022
This class was great and have already recommended it to other friends. Myself and 3 other family members went with varying watercolor and artistic experience. Alma put everyone at ease straight away and taught us the basics, letting us have a practice before starting the birds of paradise piece. She is a great teacher and was able to spend time helping us individually to improve our technique but also give hints and tips to the whole group. Very talented artist and teacher. The only downside about the class was it wasn't long enough! Would love to go back and do another class! Thank you Alma for a lovely time!
Rom Diaz - 20 December 2021
I had a chance to attend Alma's Birds of Paradise class for a couple of hours. Alma has helped us understand how to start properly with watercolours, she taught us how to choose the right materials, brands, and surfaces. I really enjoyed the floral exercise as well before starting the main piece. This class exceeded my expectations. I'm coming back.
Ro Bozzanga - 8 December 2021
I never painted before but within two hours I have learned how to use a palette knife, perspective and choose complementary colours to make a professional painting. I cannot recommend enough Alma's class; starting from a very cosy environment, good music and drinks. Alma is very patient and approachable. I wish I could upload my finished painting here because seriously, what you'll learn here is good stuff.
Carrie Morris - 21 November 2021
I really enjoyed this class and the venue is quite relaxing and cosy. Alma gave us so much positive feedback and encouragement and we learnt lots of amazing techniques. A fantastic evening that I cannot recommend enough.