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Autumn 2023: Miniature Painting in Watercolour

Venue: The Leathersellers Hall, London, EC3A

Dates: This workshop ran for five days from Monday 23rd October 2023 until Friday 27th  October 2023.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

We will use watercolour to paint a selection of small motifs that relate to the Leathersellers’ Company. After some preliminary exercises you will design and paint a pattern, border or spot illustration using these motifs. We will use the surroundings of Leathersellers’ hall for inspiration, as well as some of the wonderful objects in the Leathersellers’ Company Archive. As well as painting your design, you will learn colour-mixing techniques and how to use miniature paint brushes to achieve fine detail.


This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Sarah Hocombe. Sarah is a fresco painter and illustrator, with a special interest in silhouettes. Her illustration work has featured on products for well-known brands. Sarah is an experienced Creative Dimension Trust Tutor, and was a Visiting Lecturer at UAL for many years.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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