Watercolour Landscapes with Karen Lester

About the workshop

A practical workshop, which provides an insight into the watercolour techniques and materials used by Turner. 

What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught?

Turner embraced new ideas and ways to paint, experimenting with new colours as they were introduced, as well as developing different approaches to painting.

During this workshop you will paint skies, mountains and seascapes with a focus on:

  • Using watercolour washes to create atmospheric landscapes in the fluid impressionistic style of Turner.  
  • Explore wet in wet techniques
  • Recreating his use of colour using warm and cool colours as well as body colour .
  • Experimenting painting on tinted paper

Your Tutor, Karen Lester, will guide and support you throughout the day to create your own paintings.  There will be opportunities to discuss Turner’s approaches to watercolour painting as well as tutor demonstrations and reference material.

All materials will be provided.

About Karen Lester

Karen enjoys working with a range of painting and drawing media, including printmaking, sometimes combining these to create mixed media images. Each type of medium brings its own exciting possibilities and unique qualities, something she continually explores.

Her interest in Printmaking developed at Kendal College whilst completing a Foundation Degree in Drawing with the University of Cumbria.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Cumbria and Lancashire over the last 25 years and she has been involved with projects including Printfest and C-Art and runs occasional print workshops for the National Trust at Allan Bank, Grasmere as well as for private groups.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011

Website - Karenlester.com

Booking is recommended for these events.

Tickets are available via Skiddle. To avoid the online booking fee please call the Box Office on 01228 618700 to secure your place.


Adult: £45 Concessions: Members/Students £40 All day workshop


On: 16 th November 2019, 10:00 am


Community Room