Watercolour/Drawing for Everyone with Hilda Van Netten

Session 1

6-week class: Mondays,

Apr 6, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 25, 2020

6pm - 9pm



Session 2

6-week class: Wednesdays,

Apr 8 to May 13, 2020

6pm - 9pm


Session 3

6-week class: Wednesdays,

May 20 to June 24, 2020

6pm - 9pm


Hilda has a unique way of teaching watercolours: advanced students and beginners work together. She has found that everyone has something to give and the more advanced students often have a great way of encouraging newbies.


Are you a beginner? You will learn by doing. You will be amazed at what you can do with this medium once you’ve been given a few of the basic techniques.

Are you a former student or experienced water colourist? You’ll be working on subjects of your own choosing, so come with a half dozen high quality images to paint from. Hilda will help you choose which one will work best in watercolours and which will suit your style. We often are joined by both new and more experienced drawing and chalk-pastel students.


Hilda Van Netten has lived in Northumberland County for many years. She is a very talented watercolour and pastel artist who truly enjoys helping students to discover their artistic talents. You can see her work here.

“In Hilda’s watercolour classes and drawing classes, there is a warmth in the group. Everyone works at their own speed and level. Advanced students share knowledge as well. Everyone encourages each other….it is not a competition but rather personal development.” — N.N.


  • A watercolour palette

  • Minimum quality of Cotman Watercolour paints:  Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow or Quinacridone Gold, Hooker’s Green or excellent quality: Winsor and Newton, etc.  You can pick up more colours as you need them at The Painted Tree.

  • A few watercolour brushes (round, flat)

  • Minimum weight of 140 lb. watercolour paper 

  • Drawing pencil

  • Staedtler eraser

  • Masking tape

  • Paper towel

Friendly Reminder: Due to staff sensitivities to fragrances, please refrain from wearing perfume to class. Thanks! 


Tel: 905-372-1313


Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm 

Sat: 10am - 4pm


Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm



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264 Division Street

Cobourg, Ontario

K9A 3R1

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