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Painting courses at The Wilton Court Hotel.
Wilton Lane, Wilton, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 6AQ

To book onto the watercolour painting course contact Roger  Tel. 02476 735617
or e-mail 

Please note that there will be no painting courses run in 2019

I am taking a year out from teaching in 2019 to do more of my own painting around the UK
as well as completing commissions.
Courses being run in 2020 will be shown on this site in September 2019

Two day watercolour painting courses at this
stunning riverside location.

Nestling  on the banks of the River Wye and gazing over to Ross on Wye,
the Wilton Court Hotel enjoys the most idyllic location with its own riverbank
 frontage as swans gliding past , and  a wide variety of  wildlife 
- including kingfishers, Peregrine falcons  and the occasional otter -
 may be spotted.

A fifteen minute walk across the picturesque bridge will lead you into the town,
 distinguished by its 16th century market place and Tudor timbered houses
clustered around the striking 17th century market hall.
(where twice weekly markets are still held).

Ross on Wye is surrounded by breathtaking Herefordshire countryside
and the Wye Valley.  Places of interest  nearby include the Malvern Hills,
 the Black Mountains, the Forest of Dean , various historic castles ,
 the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester, plus the Market
 towns of Hay on Wye , Ledbury, Leominster and Ludlow.


Watercolour painting courses held at
the Wilton court are designed
for beginners and improvers.


  • They are fun, informative, working in a no pressure, relaxed environment.

  • All painting tools and materials are supplied for the course.

  • Two days  tutoring from a professional artist
    including demonstrations of techniques used.

  • A maximum of 5 students allowing 
    time to give each student individual tuition.

  • Many often bring non painting partners who go out during the daytime
    to visit the local places of interest or do their hobby of walking, fishing,
     photography etc.

Wilton Court Hotel dining room




First day

Tea, coffee, and  water
 is available in the art room throughout the day.
(included in the course fee)

Start at 9.00 a.m. - Introduction.
Including information on tools being used.

09.45 a.m. Start first painting

12.30  Mid day sandwich lunch

1.30p.m. start afternoon painting session.

Finish between 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

3 course evening meal
Bed and breakfast
(with en-suite facilities and English breakfast)

Second day

Tea, coffee, and  water
 is available in the art room throughout the day.
(included in the course fee)

Start at 9.00 a.m.
9.00a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Painting

12.30  Mid day sandwich lunch

1.30p.m. start afternoon painting session.

Finish between 4.30p.m. and  5p.m.

A comprehensive set of notes on
tools and techniques used
are supplied on the course.



Watercolour workshops

Content will be depending on your personal requirements.

Beginners will get a sound grounding in the basics so 
they can practice with tried and tested 
techniques that are normally used.

Knowing your tools.
 Sizing your picture.
Understanding colours.
Using light and shade.
Shading, tones and texture.
Watercolour techniques used.
 Still life / landscapes / 
seascapes / flowers 

Beginners should take home
2 or 3 completed pictures.

2018 Course prices

For people not requiring any B & B or evening meal the price
of the 2 day course would be  250.00 per person.

For people requiring  B & B and an evening meal the price
of the 2 day course would be 345.00 per person.

 If  2 people attending the course are sharing a double or twin
bedded room and also requiring an evening meal  then the
 price would be  315.00 per person.

For non-course attending partners a discounted
B & B and evening meal price would be 60.00

If you wish to arrive the night before the course or extend your stay then
I can also arrange this for you but payment for any extra nights B&B
are to be paid by you directly to the hotel, usually during your stay.

A  50.00 non refundable deposit is asked for at time of booking.
Full payment is to be made before 30 days prior to your course date.
Should you cancel your booking within 30 days of the course
 date then all monies paid are non returnable.
Should the course be cancelled by myself then all monies would be returned.

Book early to avoid disappointment as there are only 5 places on each course.

Gift vouchers can be purchased for these courses

Click here for course dates

Here are some of the Student's comments about the group watercolour painting courses
held at the Wilton Court Hotel

Barbara.....................Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Cannot believe how much I have learnt and what I have achieved.
Found the style of teaching  (step by step) suited me.

Nicola......................... The course was amazing.  Roger amazed me at how much he brought out of me. I couldn't believe the
paintings that he was helping me to produce. I was amazed at how easy some of the
techniques were which created magic on the paper.

Pamela.............. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course.

Karen ..........Fantastic !  Steep learning curve but such a positive feedback built my confidence quickly. Great venue and
I would love to come back for a refresher course next year.  Thank you.

Janet ...........................Very good and informative. Excellent tuition and good company.  I had a lot of fun.

Christine ....................... I really enjoyed it all. My nervousness soon disappeared as we started to paint and
Roger was very helpful and easy to talk to.

Sidney........................ Excellent course.  I would recommend it to anybody.  I will not hesitate in making a return visit.

Jan ............ Excellent course.  Easy to follow, extremely informative.  I learnt so much and with Rogers notes feel that
I will be able to carry on using the techniques learnt. I would recommend that anyone
who is looking to improve their watercolour skills attend this course.

Shehda .......... I really, really enjoyed the two days. I feel that I have learnt so much in such a short space of time.
 The tips and techniques that you have taught me have really helped my confidence grow.
Thank you so much.

Susan ............. I have never done anything like this before and was blown away by what I achieved with the help of Roger.
Great fun , lovely venue and I am sure I will do another one when I can.

Richard ............. Excellent and great to  learn all the various techniques.   Also a very nice relaxed format
made the two days most enjoyable.

Carol .............  Brilliant !  Thank you Roger. Looking forward to creating other sunsets and spending more time painting.
You are so patient and a truly excellent teacher.


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The Wilton Court Hotel website by clicking here.

Click here for a booking form

To make a booking enquiry telephone 02476 735617 

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