• Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’ve got some experience in acrylics or oils and want to branch out, this online "Watercolour Painting Diploma Course" has plenty for you to get stuck into, and all for just 29€!
  • Learn how to choose a subject, how to see it as a painter would, and how to find time to paint!
  • The course explores different styles of painting in watercolour and helps you consider your own creative expressions.
  • You will keep a journal and sketchbook, and the practical exercises throughout the course will help you build techniques.
  • It even shows you how to consider yourself an artist, grow your portfolio and sell your work online.
  • Take a look under "Details" for the full syllabus.
  • A great hobby to do with friends or in a group.
  • Would make a great gift.


Painting is often used for mental health therapy, and it's not surprising why. 

It is so absorbing, relaxing and creative that it gives the mind a break from the day to day.

So why not give this online "Watercolour Painting Diploma Course" a try.

With a huge 80%, it was 143.76€ and is now only 29€!

What Will You Learn?

Begin your creative and technical journey into the world of watercolour painting! Learn techniques, follow practical exercises, and develop your personal style. We’ll look at the work of professionals and learn how to create, learn from and display your work. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’ve got some experience in acrylics or oils and want to branch out, this course will have plenty for you to get stuck into.

A gentle and practical introduction to watercolour painting, you will learn the different tools and equipment used and follow detailed techniques with practical exercises. You will learn how to choose a subject, how to see it as a painter would, and how to find time to paint! The course will explore different styles of painting in watercolour and help you consider your own creative expressions. You will learn about light and shade, perspective and distance, traditional and modern techniques. 

You will keep a journal and sketchbook, and practical exercises throughout will help you build techniques while working in a reflective practice. Creative exercises challenge your perceptions and imagination, and solid technical practice builds your skill. 

Lastly, the course will ask you to consider yourself as an artist. From finding the time to paint to prioritising painting in a productivity-obsessed world, we will explore the value of pursuing a creative practice. Through considering others’ artwork throughout the course, you will learn to view the work of others as a painter, considering the painting as a whole and the details therein. You will learn techniques that you can transfer from critiquing professional painting to your own work and how to continually grow creatively. We will look at growing your artist’s portfolio and even selling your work online. 

To follow the course effectively, you will require various painting tools, such as brushes, paints, sketchbooks and accessories, and you will need space and time to paint. Access to the internet will allow you to view videos and websites, and if you can access local galleries, this will improve your critical eye too.

By studying this course, you will:

Develop a solid understanding of art theories

Receive practical instruction on the tools and techniques used in watercolour painting

Learn how to best display, preserve, and share your finished pieces

Create your own full-size painting, along with keeping a journal and sketchbook!


Module 1: Introduction to Watercolour Painting


Part 1: Welcome to Watercolours

Part 2: Choosing Your Tools

Part 3: Choosing a Subject

Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Water and Washes

Part 1: Water, Water Everywhere!

Part 2: Watercolour Technique: Washes

Part 3: Painting Graded and Variegated Washes

Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Transparency and Luminosity

Part 1: Transparency and Layering

Part 2: Watercolour Technique: Glazing

Part 3: Working with White

Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Light and Shade

Part 1: Light and Shade

Part 2: The Language of Light

Part 3: Shadows

Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Colour

Part 1: Paint the Rainbow

Part 2: The Colour Wheel

Part 3: Watercolour Technique: Mixing Colours

Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Texture

Part 1: The Rough and the Smooth

Part 2: Brush Strokes, Splattering and Lifting

Part 3: Dry Brushing, Salt, Scratching and Scraping

Part 4: Resisting, Stippling and Combos

Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Choosing a Subject

Part 1: What Catches Your Eye?

Part 2: Seascapes, Beaches and Water

Part 3: Portraits and Animals

Part 4: Still Life, Flowers. Abstract, Patterns and Fantasy

Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Composition

Part 1: What Goes Where?

Part 2: Elements of Composition

Part 3: Sketching

Part 4: Choosing a Colour Palette

Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Putting It All Together

Part 1: Finding Your Style

Part 2: Put It All Together

Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Show the World

Part 1: How to Show Off

Part 2: Selling Your Work


Module 10 Assessment


The Watercolour Painting Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.


  • Vouchers are valid until the end of April 2021
  • After purchase, please forward the email you receive from CoolDeals with your voucher attached to enquiries@centreofexcellence.com
  • You will receive an email back with instructions on how to access the course
  • Vouchers can be used immediately
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Online study with tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course, 150 hours of study
  • Works on any device, no software required, just an internet connection
  • Can be bought as a Gift

Centre of Excellence

Bring out your artistic side, with this fantastic online "Watercolour Painting Diploma Course". Normally 143.76€ now only 29€, it's perfect for beginners, or if you have painted/sketched in other mediums. A relaxing, creative hobby that can be done indoors, by the sea or in our beautiful countryside. Take a look at what's included!

29 €

143,76 €


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