The Heatherley School of Fine Art £55 / 50 Friends & Students 10am - 4pm

Capture the ever-changing magic of city parks and hidden green spaces, using an exciting combination of watercolour and collage, in a one-day workshop with Emma Haworth ARWS, 2010 first-prize winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and exhibitor at the 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


During the day you will learn to create a contemporary narrative work, drawing from disparate sources and influences. Create a back drop of your favourite garden or park . Then looking at the wildlife and birds that visit the garden and arranging them in the space using collage and watercolour .


Providing you with an insight into her imagination and style, Emma will help you to tell stories and hint at the secrets waiting to be discovered by observant city dwellers. She will use a wealth of book and photographs to assist you in your depictions of the flora, fauna and people in your favourite London parks and spaces.



  • Paper - Please bring 2 large pieces of watercolour paper for final piece. As large as you would want (A2 or larger?) 
  • Smaller pieces of watercolour paper to practice on
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Water pot(s)
  • A selection of watercolour paints (including a number of greens - sap green, olive green), inks and gouache too if you have them
  • Drawing pen (if you'd like to use one)
  • White acrylic paint
  • A larger brush for background washes
  • A very small detail brush (or two) for animals and birds
  • Reference material. If you have a park or garden you would like to paint please bring an image of it: either a printed photograph or on a tablet
  • Emma will also bring some books if you don’t have anywhere in mind