BIRMINGHAM
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolours with our "Watercolour 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!
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£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 watercolour 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!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 July
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolour painting with our Beginner's Watercolour 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 watercolour 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 watercolour magic flow!
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£26      

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. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

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.
REVIEWS
What a great session! Sayma was very knowledgeable and helpful with tips and suggestions on how to get the results from our paintings using different techniques and brushes. The setting was also lovely for a morning of painting and I left with quite a few painted pages where we had practised techniques and brush styles and strokes, as well as a little painting that actually looked like something. I?d 100% recommend this class!
5/5
Nicole
2024-05-27
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
2024-03-21
Title or Location: This is where I found you...
A violent but vivid abstract image of a lonely dock. Personal experiences of loneliness and draining life experiences lead me to darkness, only to find myself again. I was an artist since childhood, but grew up as the only creative in my family following a path to utter loneliness and draconism of corporate survival. Exhaustion and isolation brought me back to art and thus I found my creator-self.
Credit: Sayma
Instagram: sakina_assets

Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-03-13
Title or Location: Moody sunrise
I have seen some rather moody sunrises and sunsets lately where I live which have inspired this piece. It was painted from my imagination and evolved as I went along into a piece I am rather proud of.
Credit: Alison Marsh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555932697497
Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-03-08
Title or Location: The March Hare
I was inspired to paint this portrait of a hare as a nice reminder that spring is just around the corner.And what better way than to paint the March Hare.
Credit: Lee Bagley-Bramwell aka LeeBB Art
Facebook: @leebb.art
Instagram: @leebb_art

Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-03-01
Title or Location: Lambing Season
I live in the Staffordshire countryside so this painting was inspired by the local farming community. This time of year is lambing season. So I wanted to celebrate that with a watercolour painting. It's also a reminder that spring is just around the corner. www.leebb.art
Credit: Lee Bagley-Bramwell aka LeeBB Art
Facebook: Leebb.art
Instagram: @leebb_art

Birmingham Watercolour Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Single Rose
Decided to paint a single rose, never having done so before. I think the stem is a little weak, something I would hope to improve on next time.
Credit: Mark Stanley
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

Adelaide Watercolour Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Black-fronted Dotterel
While visiting the local reclaimed wetlands at Mawson Lakes my son and I spotted and photographed a number of the birds and environment which I compiled into watercolour art. We have had a very dry summer and are awaiting much needed rain.
Credit: Marrilyn
Virginia Beach Watercolor Group
2024-05-26
Title or Location: Relax and Feel the Calm
This is a water color painting based on a photo I took last year when visiting MT. Love the wide open spaces and the beautiful sky. This photo was taken while sitting and relaxing along a river in Bigfork. Love to enjoy the views and then incorporate into my paintings. Water colors are such a great choice for landscapes because of the way they flow and blend together just like nature.
Credit: Dave Wray
Facebook: David Wray
Instagram: david.wray.121
Charlotte Watercolor Group
2024-05-26
Title or Location: Indian Trail, NC
At the age of 49, I decided to learn to paint. I have never even sketched or painted in my life. I love watercolor paintings so I started with that and I found that I love it. In February I committed to the 100 Day Project movement with D. Michelle Perry on her 100 Days of Wonder group. Each week she was giving us our Words of Wonder for each day. Day 35 was "Dew". I had already practiced water droplets for fun so I wanted to use them in a close up image of a leaf with dew on it. Th
Credit: Mindy Lassiter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindyloo
Instagram: @stillmindyloo

Winston Salem Watercolor Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: Cheerful Cardinal Upon a Teacup
I painted this cardinal happily perched on a teacup as a reminder. Through all of the stress and busyness of life it is so easy to get caught up in overthinking and ignore the small beautiful moments all around us like savoring a warm cup of tea, or noticing a tiny vibrant bird outside our window. 9x12 Watercolor
Credit: Amanda Goins
Facebook: Amanda Goins Art/ https://www.facebook.com/amandagoins44
Instagram: @amandagoins_44/ https://www.instagram.com/amandagoins_44/
Perth Watercolour Group
2024-05-23
Title or Location: Australian bush
I enjoy walking through Australian forest , specially this one in Jarrahdale , small historic town located 45 km south-east of Perth. This place used to be a first timber town in WA. Today just place to enjoy scenic woodlands, parks, river and very pictures forest. The beauty of this forest gave me an idea to paint this picture.
Credit: Jana Legowski
Newcastle Watercolour Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Iris
A study of an Iris in watercolour. One of a series of these beautiful flowers.
Credit: Margaret Milburn
Instagram: @margartpaintings

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