More Watercolours

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Suitable for learners with previous experience of watercolour painting and are interested in learning advanced watercolour techniques and developing their own project. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere

Course content

You will learn advanced watercolour painting techniques and how to combine these to develop your own style. With help from the tutor you will be able to set your own project and experiment with what you have learnt on the course. Throughout the course your tutor will show you different artists work to inspire and inform you. 

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice. 

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring any watercolour paints that you have together with brushes and watercolour paper. 


You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, there is no need to do anything in your own time, but you may wish to experiment on your own between classes. 

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

She has worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq

Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon. She is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape, inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. Other areas of interest are design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners can continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Her teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment.

Nicky is a member of NDA North Devon Arts and has exhibited in their open exhibitions at the Broomhill Hotel also The Burton open exhibition and Westward Ho! open exhibition. In 2015 she took part in NDA Art Trek.

Currently she has work in Jill Rousseau Gallery, 3 Cooper Street, Bideford

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date28 Feb 2019
End date28 Mar 2019
Start time18:30
End time21:00
Concessions not available