From learning photography skills to baking bread, Cirencester College’s adult education courses have been proving popular over the last few months.

But perhaps the most unusual is learning how to paint with watercolours at your local pub on a course called ‘Watercolour and Wine.’

Karen Bell, faculty head for adult learning, began watercolour painting as a hobby, but has since encouraged students at the college to paint as part of their enrichment programme.

“Though the students have been given the same image to copy, they’ve all achieved a really different look with each of their paintings, showing how differently it can be interpreted. It’s been fantastic to see the students so inspired.”

After seeing the success of the students and how much they enjoyed painting as a hobby, Karen has organised and adult education course at the Greyhound in Siddington.

“The students were really surprised by what they could achieve, and it’s been great to show them what they’re capable of. Watercolour and Wine is for all levels of ability, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how the course goes in the New Year.”

Watercolour and Wine is coming in the New Year, with the first session on January 28 and the second on February 26, both at the Greyhound Pub in Siddington. Soft drink options will be also be available for participants.

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