Why choose this workshop?

Watch the video to meet Ruth and find out more.

Do you know the basics of watercolour or an artist who needs to brush up on a few techniques or investigate a new way of working?

About the workshop..

Have you ever felt curious about how good you could actually be at painting in watercolour?

Let Ruth lead the way with her simple tricks and techniques, structured step-by-step approach, and unique planning process.

She is really excited to share this secret of success with you; her planning strategy, the PEA process.




Ruth says, "The PEA process is a way of making any mistakes in the planning process and not in the main painting process. I do this every time I start a painting. It saves time, effort, and heartache."

'Rolling in' is a workshop that focuses on the completion of one painting in watercolour.

This workshop is aimed at the artist who understands the basics of this fantastic medium but who would like to investigate a new way of working or brush up on their existing skills.

Take a look at what's included in the workshop:

  • A video reminding artists how to 'stretch paper.'
  • A downloadable Materials list.
  • A step-by-step demonstration to guide you through her planning process.
  • Step-by-step demonstrations to complete the finished artwork, 'Rolling in.'
  • An album of Royalty-free photographs for your reference.

Are you new to Watercolour?

If you're an absolute beginner, why not try one of Ruth's Courses before you dive into one of her 'focused workshops'.

Her courses are more in-depth and include downloadable pdfs of every stage of the course. These can then be used as a handy reminder for future reference.

Head over to one of the 'Course' pages to find out more.

unison pastels, daniel smith watercolours and paintbrush
Materials list

A Downloadable list of all the materials needed for the Workshop

planning sheet for watercolour painting of the sea
PEA process

Follow Ruth in her unique planning strategy.

Plan, Experiment, Apply

watercolour painting of a wave rolling in to shore.
Final artwork

Let Ruth guide you through her step-by-step demonstrations to complete the final watercolour painting - 'Rolling in"

A message from Ruth:

"It's always been a dream of mine to create an online painting course."

My name is Ruth Clayton, and I've been an artist for over 30 years, having gained an art degree at Leeds and a teaching certificate at Manchester university.

I have extensive experience teaching a wide age range of students and have taught in schools, colleges, prisons, and on a one-to-one basis. In my face-to-face workshops, the adult students often enrol year after year; I'm honored to call so many of them my friends.

I have also worked in the commercial sector, designing greeting cards and other merchandise.

I have had many exciting opportunities exhibiting my paintings and completing commissions and have enjoyed every part of my art career so far.

I'm passionate about watercolour and would love to share, with like-minded people, the hints and tips that I've learned over the years.


I’ve been to a lot of Ruth’s workshops over the years and enjoyed every single one. I look forward to more in the future. Ruth is a great teacher who explains everything step by step, is patient and encouraging. In addition, Ruth has helped me understand and enjoy painting in watercolour.  

Susan Shipley

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