MANCHESTER
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 27 July
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Shilpa Sapatnekar
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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£26      
Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Meetup in Nature

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Meetup in Nature

Saturday 27 July
Baring St. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Wei-Ting Sheng
Join our "Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Meetup in Nature" for an immersive two-hour session focused on floral and nature painting studies. Under expert guidance, you'll explore the garden to select your preferred subjects, capturing reference photos to fuel your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, you'll learn both traditional and contemporary composition techniques to compose stunning floral and nature paintings. This gathering offers a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals, while honing your skills and enjoying the serene beauty of the surroundings. All skill levels are welcome, so grab your watercolor painting travel kit and smartphone for reference photos, and join us for an enriching artistic experience in the heart of nature!
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 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 10 August
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Shilpa Sapatnekar
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit (this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      

ABOUT MANCHESTER
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Manchester Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
This was a well organised event, at which I didn?t feel pressured. Shilpa is a friendly, knowledgeable lady, who is very encouraging.
5/5
Ron
2024-04-29
ARTISTS
Wei-Ting Sheng
Wei-Ting is an artist who focuses on painting and printmaking. Inspired by the environment and landscapes around her life, her works connect her inner self to the feelings of the outer landscapes. Landscape art is a wonderful and diverse form of her expression that captures the beauty of nature and the environment around her.
Shilpa Sapatnekar
I am a watercolour artist who specialises in vibrant paintings. My work captures the delicate beauty and intricate details of flowers/faces through the expressive medium of watercolour. Each piece is a unique exploration of colour, texture, and form, bringing the natural world to life on the canvas. My goal is to share the joy and wonder of the realistic and artistic realm through my art, inviting viewers to appreciate the simple elegance of these botanical marvels.

Shilpa Sapatnekar is available for private bookings

3250 base rate plus 320 per participant. For larger corporate or group events, the starting rate is around 3500 for a group of 15 people.
Available most Saturdays .
Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events. Message here to book now.

PHOTOS
Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-07-14
Title or Location: Pair of American Kestrels

Credit: Kevin Williams

Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-05-31
Title or Location: Little Molly
I was commissioned to do this watercolour painting of my friends dog Molly as a birthday gift. I tried to capture the loving expression in the dogs eyes. Needless to say the artwork was very much appreciated and a few tears of happiness were shed.
Credit: Gill Mulqueeney
Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-05-31
Title or Location: The small hut at Camphill
One of the outbuildings at Camphill Gliding club which has been running since 1934 on the site of a hill farm and ancient settlement above Great Hucklow in Derbyshire.
Credit: Kevin Williams
Facebook: PaintingsforMacmillan

Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-05-28
Title or Location: Stralitzia in flower.
These lovely Stralitzia were growing in my garden where I lived in South Africa.
Credit: M A Duncan.

Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: Eilean Donan
A hugely popular subject for photographers and artists over the years I thought I would give it a try.
Credit: Kevin Williams
Facebook: PaintingsforMacmillan
Manchester Watercolour Group
2024-05-12
Title or Location: Guy Martin
IOM TT racer and Engineer
Credit: Kevin Williams

Adelaide Watercolour Group
2024-07-15
Title or Location: Coorong, South Australia
The featured wading bird in this watercolour is the Red Necked Avocet on the Coorong, South Australia
Credit: Marrilyn Northeast
San Diego Watercolor Group
2024-07-12
Title or Location: Chula Vista - Sunset View Park
Taken at local park as sun was setting. The light as the sun was setting reminded me of a painting from a tutorial I had previously worked on. It was reminiscent of the French countryside and was something that looked so peaceful.
Credit: Estrella Gerwin
Instagram: star.r1973
Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-07-09
Title or Location: Gracie
I find painting dogs very interesting because their appearance is so varied. This golden doodle is from a friend's photo of her pet Gracie. I painted a loose background in watercolours then painted negatively to pick out the wavey and curly areas of her coat. Gouache picked out some lighter areas. I find painting without a drawing creates a looser result. I start with the nose and measure from there.
Credit: Margaret Milburn
Instagram: margartpaintings

Nottingham Watercolour Group
2024-07-09
Title or Location: Leicester
Beautiful watercolour painting done by hand using the Silver velvet brush.
Credit: Jyotika
Instagram: Thefloralgallery_
Brisbane Watercolour Group
2024-07-08
Title or Location: Scoot
I saw a photo of a beautiful cat on Facebook and asked the owner if I could paint it - Matt Raatz agreed and I created this line and wash using ink and Roman Szmal watercolours and Posca pen for fine details.When I showed the painting to Matt he asked to purchase the original and it has since been shipped to Wisconsin.
Credit: Nicola Wilkinson
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-07-08
Title or Location: Houston, Texas
Two days before hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Texas coast, the first outer band hit Houston with thunder, lightning and pouring rain. The sky darkened too and turning to my brushes helped me deal with the anxiety. It was also good practice for working with masking fluid.
Credit: Florence Kosmala
Facebook: Florence Kosmala
Instagram: Flokosmala

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