Tuition with Simon Cowper

I qualified as a teacher with a PGCE from the University of Exeter and I’ve been teaching ever since. After 24 years in schools and colleges I moved into adult education and began to exhibit my own work. In 2015 I took the plunge and became a self-employed artist and educator.

I’m an enthusiastic and supportive teacher with a good sense of humour. My classes combine foundation skills with experimentation and are suitable for adults working at all levels, from beginner to more advanced.

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Online classes – Simon’s paint along
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Enjoy watercolour classes in the comfort of your own home with my weekly online courses delivered via Zoom. Paint along with me as I demonstrate different watercolour techniques and share my approach to painting. Receive follow-up videos each week and enjoy access to a private image sharing site where you can upload your paintings and exchange comments and ideas with other members of our friendly group.

Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays at 2pm and last around 90 minutes.

Please contact me for further information.

Group tuition

Please contact me to discuss tuition for your art society or a group of friends.

Painting demonstrations

I deliver bespoke demonstrations for art societies and groups. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.


‘This was one of the best workshops I’ve done. Comfortable and fun with plenty of help if required. Some original ideas on composition and tone. I loved it all.’
Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society, September 2021

‘Simon’s enthusiasm is contagious. By the end of our demonstration we felt keener than ever to paint harbour scenes.’
Hayling Island Arts & Crafts Group, 2017

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