Watercolour Lessons

1-1 tuition.
Mentored by Mick Bensley
Rottingdean, BN2 7HG
For ages: 18+
Standard £20/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


I welcome everyone from complete beginners to those who already have experience of watercolour painting. I'll guide you through your own projects or create projects designed to support your learning process. I demonstrate techniques and can walk you through each stage of creative a watercolour painting. During each stage I will teach and explain specific watercolour techniques, including selecting materials, drawing skills and colour mixing. I am available to teach on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Classes are given at my professionally-equipped artist's studio in Rottingdean, East Sussex. Please contact me using the Contact Mentor button for more information.

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


I was born in Sheringham, on the North Norfolk coast and growing up by the North Sea, I developed a profound understanding of its many moods and adverse weather conditions. The desire to capture it in paint began. In the late sixties after reading Cyril Jolly’s book ‘Henry Blogg of Cromer’, I produced my first watercolour paintings of maritime rescues. The descriptions of the rescues, impossible feats against overwhelming odds and the selfless courage of the men who crew our lifeboats that inspired and motivated me to paint this subject. I was a student at Norwich School of Art, after which I worked in London for 15 years as a designer and illustrator. Throughout the seventies I continued to paint maritime watercolours and oils and in 1980 returned to Norfolk to paint professionally. I have since gained a reputation as a marine artist of skill and accuracy, with paintings in private collections around the world. Four highly successful exhibitions of paintings and books depicting the ...

Learning aims

To know how to select the most appropriate materials for your project/painting.

Watercolour Lessons  block mentored by Mick Bensley
Watercolour Lessons  block mentored by Mick Bensley
Watercolour Lessons  block mentored by Mick Bensley
Watercolour Lessons  block mentored by Mick Bensley

What's provided


Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

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Nevill Road, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HG

Pricing information

Standard: £20

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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