Brush up on watercolour

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WATERCOLOUR teacher Hugh Templeton is part way through a three-week visit to the island to teach young artists how to create their own work of art.

It is the fifth year Mr Templeton, who is based in Manchester but works across the UK, has taught in island primary schools.

And, for the first time, adults will also be able to get involved with a class of their own.

By the end of his visit, he expects to have taught about 1,000 children.

And he is also taking a few classes for school teachers, to enable to them to continue his work once he has left.

The adults session is suitable for absolute beginners. He will teach the five steps to watercolour success: choosing an inspirational subject (Isle of Man landscapes and sunsets); colour mixing; how to sketch in pencil; applying watercolour washes; how to complete a painting with the fine detail.

The class takes place next Monday (May 16) from midday to 3.30pm at the United Reformed Church hall, in Waterloo Road, Ramsey.

It costs £25, and includes a light lunch and art materials. To reserve a place call Hugh Templeton on 07951 598205. For more information go to

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