Brighter Futures Programme Summer 2024

Forest Arts Centre
19th July 2024
Art and Craft, Health & wellbeing, Workshops
1 day
10:00am - 4:00pm

Nicky has been teaching Art, mainly painting and drawing since 2017. Starting in Sussex in the Brighton and Worthing area, she now lives and works in Hampshire, as an Art Lecturer at Itchen College and professional exhibiting artist.  Drawing from her extensive experience teaching all mediums her private classes focus on her own preferred and much explored mediums using inks or watercolours.

Nicky’s drawing classes are based on the model that we can all draw, its just tapping in to the right methods for you.  Drawing is not just about pencil to paper, she will show you how to combat the fear of drawing through studying still life and found objects encouraging you to draw for pleasure and enjoyment using achievable methods.

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AM - Working in Watercolours - Big Atmospheric Skies

Exploring ‘wet on dry’ and ‘wet into wet’ methods to create beautiful paintings from reference imagery and the imagination.  Creating land laying next the coast, imagine weathered outcrops and Atmospheric Skies. Learn mindful techniques for working in watery mediums, using free flowing methods in a relaxed environment.

I will explain the benefits of paper types and paint brands for a more enjoyable painting experience post class.  Initial colour mixing introduction on my own unique techniques for creating ‘non muddy’ paintings.

All materials supplied.

Suitable for all abilities.

PM - Working with Watercolour - Rough Seas & Calm Seas

Exploring ‘wet on dry’ and ‘wet into wet’ methods to create beautiful paintings from reference imagery and the imagination.

From calm shimmering seas to rough stormy seas, create simple pleasing artworks exploring the creation of atmosphere in your paintings.  Adding a little drama into your art, building on the morning sessions free flowing and therapeutic style.


This is a one day course taking place on Friday 19th July, 10:00am - 4:00pm



Brighter Futures Courses are free of charge, and all materials will be provided. These courses are part of the Hampshire County Council Adult Community Learning Programme, Hampshire Learns. To be eligible for a course you must be 18+ years old, live in Hampshire and feel as though your mental health and wellbeing may benefit from attending a creative course.  

To register your interest in attending one of these courses, please click here, to fill out our self-referral form. 

To find out more about Brighter Futures, please visit our webpage, Brighter Futures | Hampshire Cultural Trust (

  • mix of different shades of browns to create a seascape watercolours painting
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