CARDIFF
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Realism in Watercolours

Realism in Watercolours

Saturday 02 March
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors in our Realism in Watercolours art class! Unleash your creativity and learn the secrets to infusing depth and intricate details into your artwork. Whether you're a budding artist or have some experience, this 2-hour session is designed for everyone. Discover the magic of watercolors and how to harness their versatility to elevate your art, regardless of your chosen subject. Join us for an inspiring journey where your imagination knows no bounds!
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£24      
 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 16 March
Bute Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the enchanting world of floral and nature watercolor painting during this exciting two-hour session! Explore the beauty of the garden as you choose your favorite subjects, snap reference photos, and embark on creating one or two stunning studies of plants and flowers.

Our expert guidance will lead you through the process, teaching you both traditional and contemporary composition methods. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, all levels of experience are warmly welcomed.

This isn't just a class; it's an opportunity to connect with fellow nature enthusiasts, handpick your subjects amidst the garden's beauty, and receive step-by-step guidance to complete your masterpiece. Plus, you'll leave with some exciting homework to practice your newfound techniques.

Come join us for a fun-filled session of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of painting nature's wonders!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 30 March
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the world of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner-focused class led by an experienced instructor. This workshop is tailored to help you master the fundamental techniques of watercolour painting, understand the nuances of color theory, and skillfully mix paint to bring your creative visions to life. Transform your newfound knowledge into a breathtaking work of art that you'll be proud to showcase. Join us on this artistic journey and unlock the painter within.
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£24      

Portrait Art for Beginners

Portrait Art for Beginners

Saturday 13 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Embark on a creative adventure in our Portrait Art for Beginners class, where the fascinating world of human faces comes to life! In this engaging two-hour session, you'll dive into the art of watercolor painting, perfect for those looking to enhance their skills. Whether you're an aspiring artist seeking to refine your techniques or a complete beginner, this class is tailored just for you.

Discover the secrets to capturing the essence of a person's face as you explore the intricacies of painting skin tones, hair, and detailed facial features. Our structured approach makes learning easy and enjoyable, even if you're new to the enchanting realm of watercolor portraits. Let your creativity soar and join us for an unforgettable experience filled with fun, learning, and artistic expression!

I'll run through some tips that will make it simple to paint a watercolor portrait, then will list out all the materials you'll need to get started. I'll also talk you through everything from choosing a reference photo to layer paints to get a realistic skin tone, to painting the details of someone's face.
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£24      
Character Art in Watercolours

Character Art in Watercolours

Saturday 27 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Are you interested in learning how to emulate the styles of your favourite characters? Come join this 2 hour watercolour class that will show you the ropes on how to bring life to your illustrations in the same way professional artists create characters beloved by audiences everywhere.
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£24      
Pet Portrait Art

Pet Portrait Art

Saturday 11 May
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Jennifer Lee
Come learn how to create portraits of any beloved animal companion with watercolours! In this 2 hour lesson, your watercolour tutor will teach you step by step how to recreate everything from fluffy fur texture, adorable ear shapes, glossy feathers, all the way down to the twinkle in the subject's eyes.

Your tutor will also instruct you on basic animal facial features, anatomy, and tips on realism to cater to your own unique style.
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£24      

ABOUT CARDIFF
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 which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

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 Cardiff Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
Enjoyed it and learnt some of the basics of watercolor
5/5
Katerina
2024-01-22
Really great class. I learned a lot!
5/5
Joe
2023-11-13
I feel so relaxed and I can learn a lot of new watercolor techniques from the instructor.
5/5
Hatsaya
2023-06-16

ARTISTS
Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee is an artist and illustrator dedicated to helping you hone your craft and create beautiful art in a relaxed, welcoming environment. As a student of the BA Illustration course at Cardiff Metropolitan University, she understands the importance of having a safe space to express yourself through your art as you learn. Which is why, as your instructor, Lee will always provide helpful techniques and encouraging advice that helps you explore your creative freedom as an artist! From traditional to digital, landscape to portrait, and cartoon to realism, Lee is passionate and knowledgable about a diverse range of art styles.

Jennifer Lee is available for private bookings

Available Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm.
Specialises in portrait art and general private tutoring in watercolours.

PHOTOS
Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Twilight in Penarth
I used to live in Penarth, and find it an interesting town by the sea, with lovely shopping, eclectic coffee shops, parks, and of course the wonderful pier. I am also fascinated by the wonderful lamps in Britain and beyond, their history and intricate designs. Hence this lovely lamp, taken from its neighbours, to stand proud and alone, but with the outline of the pier behind to illustrate its context of Penarth.
Credit: Lynne Hopkins
Instagram: @lynhopart

Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Penarth Pier Sunset
Chasing the sunset. I'm an artist and mother with a great love of running. Since becoming a mother in 2021, my free time has dwindled into near non-existence. So, when I do get out for a run, I always want to make the most of it. With little time to train, my exercise had been condensed into early mornings and evenings around my boy's sleep times. Despite the less favourable timing this has brought with it the glorious benefit of gorgeous winter sunrises and sunsets across the water.Alon
Credit: Ruth McLees
Facebook: @RuthMcLeesArt
Instagram: @ruthmcleesart
Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Sleepy squirrel please come out to play
I usually work with soft pastels and, recently started trying out watercolour. I discovered that although it's an unpredictable medium, I love the soft hues of watercolour washes. I became fascinated with learning the techniques involved with gold leaf embellishment and added just a smidgeon
Credit: Miss karen charles
Facebook: Art by Karen charles

Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-01-08
Title or Location: Never sure when the east me meets the west me
Bandra Arts Born in Mumbai, I spent my first year of life in an orphanage before being adopted and raised in the UK. Now based in Cardiff, I draw inspiration from my Indian roots and the natural world that surrounds me. My art is a fusion of ancient Indian art techniques and contemporary styles, resulting in vibrant pieces filled with rich colours and intricate details.
Credit: Susan
Facebook: Susan Cousins
Instagram: bandra_arts

Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-01-08
Title or Location: When we were very young
Bandra Arts Born in Mumbai, I spent my first year of life in an orphanage before being adopted and raised in the UK. Now based in Cardiff, I draw inspiration from my Indian roots and the natural world that surrounds me. My art is a fusion of ancient Indian art techniques and contemporary styles, resulting in vibrant pieces filled with rich colours and intricate details.
Credit: Susan
Facebook: Susan Cousins
Instagram: bandra_arts
Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-01-08
Title or Location: Peach fuzz
In honour of the Pantone colour of 2024. Peach fuzz. This bloom painting celebrates the peach fuzz colour and blooms for spring.
Credit: Susan Hay
Instagram: @suehaypatterndesign

Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: The Valley Beyond
I almost threw this away. Sometimes I have a hard time "pushing through" a painting that I am doing. I'm tempted to stop and say "this is not good, I won't finish it, it's awful". I painted the sky background a year ago and the painting just sat in a corner. One day I decided to just "play" with this piece of paper and I loved what happened! Quite often I find that I need to let my artwork just cook in a corner. Every once in a while I surprise myself!
Credit: Kathy Butts
Tucson Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Los Sue?os Sonoran
I use my small watercolor kit to document the places I experience while traveling and working on tje road. I was able to spend most of the winter in Arizona, spending time in the unique Sonoran desert. Where each saguaro cacti has its own personality within the Sonoran's surreal landscape.
Credit: Hannah E Ryan
Instagram: @eddied_out
Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Lone Oak
After I had joint replacement surgery on my left thumb, my dominant hand, I still wanted to paint. I thought that I'd just play with color using my right hand to wield the brush. To my amazement, I painted with more spontaneity and with a looseness I've been trying to achieve before. Maybe I'm ambidextrous and have only just discovered it (I'm 76).
Credit: Linda R Bahai

Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location:
Inspired by the beautiful sunny shores of San Diego, CA. I love hiking the trails to easy my mind and rejuvenate. May one find a place to R&R. Watercolor, cold press paper 18 x 24.
Credit: Diana Kim
Nashville Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Mill House Cabin
A friend owns several cabins in West Virginia. This is one of them. I gave her the painting.
Credit: Steve Wheeler
Phoenix Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Saguaro Sunset
First watercolor and ink, I created, when arriving, in, Phoenix AZ USA, in, 2015
Credit: William Whitlock
Facebook: Artist of light
Instagram: billwhitlock71

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