Courses

Coronavirus outbreak: as you would expect, all courses were for a time cancelled. David has been preparing a series of online, step-by-step exercises to tide us through the days of lock-down. He is also running online sessions. If you are interested, please get in touch: enquiries@davidcforster.co.uk.
 
For a taster demonstration, by the artist, of wet on wet and salt technique, click on the image below.
 
 
 
 
New: On line classes. 
 
Over the past year I have developed a series of on line classes in landscpe watercolour. Each will allow you to create a separate painting from a subject provided through a detailed step-by-step description. I'll be on hand (via email) to give advise on the work in progress, and for feedback on the finished piece.The classes cover all the basic techniques of traditional watercolour, with excursions into the more inventive or expressive realms if desired. They should be suitable for watercolourists of all abilities.
 
I am currently offering groups of ten lessons for £100.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: enquiries@davidcforster.co.uk.
 
I will also be teaching the following classes:
 
Edinburgh Drawing School
 
Two weekly studio courses are offered
 
 - studio based: Expressive Watercolour Landscapes runs from Thursday 23 September 2021 for ten weeks,
                       (10am to 12:30pm)
 
                        Exploring Fluid Acrylics runs from Friday 24 September 2021 for ten weeks, (10am to 12:30pm)
                            
 
 - online: Watercolour Landscapes runs from Wednesday 22 September to 1 December 2021 at 6:30pm
 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 
Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course will use artist demonstration and individual guidance to help each student to a more confident handling of this fascinating medium. Lessons will cover techniques in the studio, but where conditions are suitable the students will have the chance to work outside in the Garden.
You can find details in the Education Brochure page 23.
 
Weekly courses
They may resume in the autumn.
Monday 9:30am - 12:30am: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Intermediate to Advanced
Monday 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Expressive watercolour and landscape - Beginners
 
 
Edinburgh Academy
 
Starting with the basic elements of watercolour panting, colour mixing, wash techniques, texture, brushwork and so on, the course will move on to explore ways to achieve more dramatic effects through such techniques as spatter, wax resist and collage so as to realise the expressive potential of this most versatile of mediums.
 
Weekly course:
The Give-It-A-Go classes may resume in the autumn.
 
 
National Galleries of Scotland
 
There are no classes currently scheduled.
You can check the NGS programme here.