BIRMINGHAM
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Saturday 02 March
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a vibrant journey into the world of watercolor with our "Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners" class! Get ready to dip your brushes into a palette of possibilities and let your creativity flow.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is tailored for beginners eager to unlock the secrets of watercolor magic. Dive into the basics of color blending, washes, and texture techniques that will breathe life into your creations. From dreamy landscapes to abstract wonders, discover the endless possibilities that watercolor offers.

Join us for a joyful exploration of watercolor wonders, where every stroke tells a story. Let's paint a world of imagination together!
book now
£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 30 March
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 13 April
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolor Class! Dive into the colorful adventure led by a seasoned instructor who specializes in making art accessible for beginners.

Embark on a journey to master fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the wonders of color theory, and discover the art of paint mixing. Turn your newfound knowledge into a mesmerizing piece of art that reflects your creative spirit. Join our small class for big possibilities and let the watercolor magic flow!
book now
£24      

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 27 April
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors with our "Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners" class! Unleash your creativity, learn basic techniques, and create stunning landscapes with ease. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a splash of imagination! Join us for a paint-filled adventure, where every brushstroke is a step closer to your masterpiece. Reserve your spot and let the colorful journey begin!
book now
£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 11 May
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 25 May
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolor Class! Dive into the colorful adventure led by a seasoned instructor who specializes in making art accessible for beginners.

Embark on a journey to master fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the wonders of color theory, and discover the art of paint mixing. Turn your newfound knowledge into a mesmerizing piece of art that reflects your creative spirit. Join our small class for big possibilities and let the watercolor magic flow!
book now
£24      

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors with our "Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners" class! Unleash your creativity, learn basic techniques, and create stunning landscapes with ease. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a splash of imagination! Join us for a paint-filled adventure, where every brushstroke is a step closer to your masterpiece. Reserve your spot and let the colorful journey begin!
book now
£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 22 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 July
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolor Class! Dive into the colorful adventure led by a seasoned instructor who specializes in making art accessible for beginners.

Embark on a journey to master fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the wonders of color theory, and discover the art of paint mixing. Turn your newfound knowledge into a mesmerizing piece of art that reflects your creative spirit. Join our small class for big possibilities and let the watercolor magic flow!
book now
£24      

ABOUT BIRMINGHAM
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Birmingham Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
ARTISTS
Sayma Shahid
Sayma is a versatile artist with expertise in fine art, photography, fashion art, and graphic art. She holds a degree in Art and Design from Birmingham City University and has subsequently shared her knowledge by teaching art and design in schools.

Primarily focusing on painting various 'scapes,' including skyscapes, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, and birds-eye views, Sayma combines a love for texture with an appreciation for simplicity in her work. Personal and reflective of her emotions, her artwork often takes on titles that mirror her feelings.

Sayma finds joy in utilizing textured wood surfaces and unconventional objects to create unique markings. An example is her use of an old debit card to craft a distant cityscape, yielding remarkable results.

While she initially concentrated on illustration and detailed work, Sayma has transitioned to more contemporary and abstract pieces. She finds this shift to be more enjoyable and effective in capturing attention.

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Sayma shares a valuable tip: never fear making 'mistakes' in your work, as paintings, like people, evolve over time, with their persona changing as time passes.

Sayma Shahid is available for private bookings

Mural and Large public work: I tend to seek to clients who want me to work directly on their walls within public buildings, creating enthralling images of the sky in its different personas and moods.

I do offer illustration services, as well as tuition.

PHOTOS
Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-02-11
Title or Location: Practice piece
Wheelchair bound after an incident with my leg and on holiday in Madeira I thought I?d practice my watercolour compositions
Credit: SYB
Facebook: SYB
Instagram: SYB

Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-02-11
Title or Location: Succulants
Recently retired I?ve found a love of painting with water colours. I love the form of succulents. So many interesting shapes.
Credit: SYB
Facebook: SYB
Instagram: SYB
Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-02-04
Title or Location: Birmingham canalside from the bridge
I follow a guy on instagram called _shamrock_sean and he's a great photographer. I spotted the photograph of the canal and Utilita Arena and loved the mix of old and new! And the colours were stunning. I contacted Sean and asked permission to paint his photograph which he kindly gave. I started to paint about 10 years ago, once my family had grown and flown, and I had more time to emerse myself in Art. I used to work in the Custard Factory in Digbeth. My job wasn't Art related but I loved spen
Credit: Diane Hickman at Custard tart Art
Facebook: Custard tart Art
Instagram: Custardtartart

Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-02-03
Title or Location: Donkey Duo
I was having lunch with a few friends, I had my phone on the table and when I showed them some of the paintings I had done, when one of them asked if I could do a painting of a donkey for his girlfriend. I was happy to oblige.
Credit: Mark Stanley

Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-20
Title or Location: Hummingbird on Bleeding Hearts
I painted this hummingbird for my mother for Mother's Day at my apartment in Redding California. I love how the hummingbird looks up in a searching hopeful way towards the bleeding hearts.
Credit: Crystal Dawn Williams
Memphis Watercolor Group
2024-02-20
Title or Location: Flowering Cherry Tree
Done with my non dominant hand sine I broke my dominant hand. Japanese watercolor and watercolor pencil.
Credit: Danetta Townsdin
Facebook: Danetta Manning Townsdin

Tucson Watercolor Group
2024-02-20
Title or Location: River and Trees
When I make these watercolor paintings, I'm aware that cameras and AI can make the art much faster than me. So I make these paintings using techniques that optimize the strengths of this medium.Exaggerated color palettes and wild brush strokes give the viewer a stronger sense of the communication happening between my mind, eyes, and hand as I make art. It's very low tech and personal. There are faster ways to make art, but none that express me better.
Credit: Roan Carter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riendo.camello/
Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Penarth Pier Sunset
Chasing the sunset. I'm an artist and mother with a great love of running. Since becoming a mother in 2021, my free time has dwindled into near non-existence. So, when I do get out for a run, I always want to make the most of it. With little time to train, my exercise had been condensed into early mornings and evenings around my boy's sleep times. Despite the less favourable timing this has brought with it the glorious benefit of gorgeous winter sunrises and sunsets across the water.Alon
Credit: Ruth McLees
Facebook: @RuthMcLeesArt
Instagram: @ruthmcleesart
Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: My first born
In this portrait, I wanted to depict the confidence and kindness I see in my daughter. A loose watercolor on 150 . I've been painting all my life and have illustrated several children's books. This is my first submission.
Credit: Joy Allen

Nashville Watercolor Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Cookie Monster?s Excellent Snow Day
This is a painting of my oldest son, Mike, when he was 2 - enjoying the snow in his favorite Cookie Monster snowsuit. Mike passed away 13 years ago at the age of 29 from complications caused by a congenital heart defect, so this was a special labor of love!
Credit: ArtByPauline
Facebook: Artbypauline
Instagram: Artbypaulinerogers
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