“A very enlightening experience which dispelled a lot of the doubts I had

of my ability to paint with watercolours”  Willie

Our Watercolour Workshops and one day Paintshops are an adventure into the wonderful world of watercolours! They are fun but still serious, no pressure and a great foundation for learning to effectively manipulate your watercolours to achieve successful results. We also host weekly Watercolour Classes and other art related Special Events such as craft mornings, mosaic classes and interactive group sessions for adults and teenagers.

All classes subject to terms and conditions, which can be found here

"Sharing my love and knowledge of watercolours;

encouraging  students to “play” not just paint; seeing them gain confidence developing important foundation skills; and nurturing their creativity to try techniques outside their comfort zone, gives me immense pleasure!"

Margaret Nock Rodriguez

 

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS

Suitable for adults & teenagers, and both beginners as well as artists seeking to boost their confidence using watercolours, our workshops provide an opportunity to learn valuable techniques and develop good foundation skills. Practice, experiment and play with artist’s quality watercolours until you become comfortable & confident with how & why things happen then learn what to do when you don’t like what’s happening!

“Easy to follow along based on the discussions and demos and the personalized guidance

provided while painting. The small size of the class lends well to this”  Ann

 

US$ 300.00. All artists quality materials will be supplied. 12 hours of tuition.

Maximum 6 students per workshop.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due at least 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

 
 
 
WS1 Introdcution to Painting with waterc

If you have a secret desire to paint or wish to brush up on your watercolour skills, this workshop is the perfect place to start!

When you read you begin with ABC, When you sing you begin with Do Re Mi,

When you paint with watercolours you begin with Play, Play, Play

So you can learn how to be Loose, Colourful & Free!

 “There were many valuable things that I learnt as this was my first art lesson. I learnt about materials and techniques, light and dark and glazing. The accommodation was comfortable and I appreciated that the group was small so we each had lots of individual attention” Ann

NB. WS1 is a prerequisite for many of our Watercolour Classes & Workshops.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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As you continue to develop the techniques learnt in WS1, becoming more comfortable manipulating your brush and in tune with the intensity and fluidity of your watercolour pigments, you will be amazed at how easily you can create volume and depth by learning how to portray light and shadow on simple objects. This workshop is the next step in developing your personal style and an opportunity to learn to LET IT FLOW!

”We covered a lot in the 3 days! Very interesting and informative!

I learnt valuable techniques and the freedom to relax and let things happen.”  Debbie

Student artwork by Bernadette

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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Having gained experience using different types of washes and creating volume in simple shapes, you will transfer those skills into developing several floral scenes. The focus will be on maintaining white spaces while enhancing your story of volume and depth by using light against dark, dropping in crevice darks and adding selective punches of colour. Less is more and knowing when to put down your brush can be a challenge!

“Great personalized instruction and covered a lot of information. The most valuable thing I learnt was to have a plan then think about the white/light because you can’t add the white later  and the hardest thing to grasp was mixing a “juicy” colour with just the right amount of water.

Mine was often too wet.”  Mimi

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

 
 
 
 
 

WATERCOLOUR PAINTSHOPS

“I so enjoyed this workshop I wish it could’ve been longer.

Content was useful and easy to understand and it was a wonderful relaxing way to learn.” Tessa

 

4 hours of fun themed exercises designed to practice techniques developed  in WS1 and introduce some simple  but very useful tips and tricks to easily add texture and life to your artwork.

Get together with a few friends, we host private paint parties at STUDIO288 for groups of 3 - 8.

 

“Margaret was a great teacher and explained everything very clearly.

She was thorough and complimentary, reinforcing that anyone can be an artist.” Isa

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With step-by-step guidance to inspire your creativity, students will produce several small seascapes while experimenting with graduated washes, dropping in colour, lifting, scoring and wax resist techniques, the sky’s the limit!

US$ 125.00 includes all artists quality materials. Maximum 6 students per session.

US$ 100.00 for graduates of WS1.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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Experimenting with contrasting light against dark, whimsical petals, deep dark centres and a salty surprise! With step-by-step guidance to inspire your creativity, a lovely sunny flower will emerge on your paper, a lovely gift for your family to admire.

US$ 125.00 includes all artists quality materials. Maximum 6 students per session.

US$ 100.00 for graduates of WS1.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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Loosen up & let the flowers come alive on your paper! Learn about negative painting, practice random washes, drop in colour and see what happens when you “Let it Flow”!

US$ 125.00 includes all artists quality materials. Maximum 6 students per session.

US$ 100.00 for graduates of WS1.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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By the Sea, part 1 of a series of creative collage sessions. Building textured collages

with watercolours, acrylics and embellishments.

No drawing or watercolour experience needed.

US$ 125.00 includes all artists quality materials. Maximum 6 students per session.

US$ 100.00 for graduates of WS1.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

LP5: Let’s MIX & MERGE

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Instil confidence in your colour mixing abilities. Learn about pigments while experimenting with 3 different ways to mix and merge your watercolours to achieve rich, clean colours.

A valuable exercise for building a good foundation with watercolours.

 

US$ 125.00 includes all artists quality materials. Maximum 6 students per session.

US$ 100.00 for graduates of WS1.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Inquire about our special rates for groups of 3 or more artists.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

 
 
 
 
 

WATERCOLOUR CLASSES

Weekly classes provide an opportunity for camaraderie, continuity and commitment to keep on painting! Choose between freestyle sessions, where you decide on your own subject matter, or join our theme based lesson plans as an extension of WS1. Classes are small so with either choice you will benefit from personalized guided tuition.

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*Exclusively for graduates of WS1

Students will benefit from guided exercises specifically planned to enhance their brush skills as they continue their watercolour journey.

These 3 hour, full tuition, mini workshops will be based on a specific themes.

4 Weeks       US$ 200        

6 Weeks       US$ 250

Single Class  US$   50

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Full balance due 10 days prior to class.

Art supplies not included. Maximum 6 students per class.

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​If you enjoy painting but prefer to work on your own subject matter, join this 3 hour weekly art group to benefit from guidance, company and constructive criticism while you paint.  **Artists of all levels are welcome**

 

4 Weeks       US$ 160

Single Class   US$  50

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Full balance due 10 days prior to class.

Art supplies not included. Maximum 6 students per class.

Student artwork by Candy

 

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Please contact us to inquire about exclusive individual watercolour tuition.

 
 
 
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Mosaic classes, workshop reviews, craft mornings and interactive group critique sessions are some of the special events taking place at STUDIO288. If any of these interest you, let us know so we can keep your preferred dates in mind when we plan our events calendar.

If you are looking for a great location in Barbados to host your own class or special event, STUDIO288 might be the perfect place. Contact us for more information.

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Try something you’ve probably never tried before – Painting in the dark! Fun! Messy! And a surprisingly creative experience using applied texture and finger painting with acrylics!

No drawing or painting experience needed. NB. we will be using acrylics in this class.

US$ 125.00 includes supplies.

Maximum 3 students per session.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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Experiment with a variety of easy creative watercolour techniques while making your own personalised cards, gift vouchers, bags, bookmarks & gift tags.

No drawing or watercolour experience is needed for these fun 4 hour sessions.

Children 10 years old and over are welcomed to attend this event.

 

US$ 125.00 includes supplies.

Maximum 6 students per session.

Deposit US$50.00 required to reserve your seat. Balance due 10 days prior to class.

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.

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Creating a mosaic is similar to developing a watercolour painting. It takes patience and careful planning. In this class you will learn some basic mosaic techniques and be inspired to create something new from an assortment of lovely old treasures.

 

Contact us for a course outline and what to expect.