Modern landscapes with watercolour

From £90

Thursday 25 August, 1, 8 and 15 September

7:00 – 9:00pm (BST)

 Online – Zoom    

  • Category: Course
  • Experience level: Suitable for all
  • Tutor: Lennaert Koorman

12 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this workshop: 

  • An understanding of composition skills and tonal values 
  • Experience of optically mixing and harmonising colours 
  • The opportunity to create up to three landscape paintings 
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Through experimentation, learn how to mix colours in layers and enhance them optically using watercolours 

Explore the incredible creative potential of watercolour painting and learn how to play with shape, colour and light through the application of layers of pigment. Tutor Lennaert Koorman will help to guide students in bringing these three elements together to create a playful and visually engaging watercolour painting.  

This course will begin with a tutorial in free drawing, in which students will simplify shapes and creative intuitive compositions. From there they will learn to look for contrast and different tonal values, before searching for the desired colour harmony within the piece. Discover the flexibility and power of watercolour, which is perfect for creating beautiful sketches and evocative paintings with just a paintbrush, pigment and water.    

Lennaert Koorman is a Dutch artist whose work is owned by collectors In the Netherlands and abroad. He was Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, and is one of the founders of The Fine Art Collective in the Netherlands. Koorman regularly gives guest lectures at various art academies in the Netherlands, as well as partnering on projects with the Minerva Academy in Groningen, the Classical Academy and AKI Enschede. 

Additional materials that students will need for this class:

  • Winsor & Newton watercolour paper block 7x10in - cold pressed
  • 1 inch brush

Lennaert will send out detailed information on the materials above leading up to the class. If you have any questions in the meantime please reach out to us.


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.