Mask Like a Master Workshop (Up to 4 people)

300 GBP

Would you like to Mask like a Master?

Most artists are afraid of masking fluid but there is no need to be. Learn how and you’ll liberate your watercolour painting

Come join award winning artist Cathy Read at one of her workshops and take the fear out of masking.

Masking workshop photographing the demo

Free up your watercolour painting.

A master of masking, Award winning Artist Cathy Read creates distinctive Architectural paintings and will show how she uses masking techniques to make them. All without tearing paper! You will then get the chance to create your own masterpiece, with all the help you need.

If you want to apply paint with freedom to express yourself then masking  will bring a whole new dimension to your art. The trouble with watercolour is that if you paint white over an area it will never glow as much as the paper itself. To achieve white areas you must spend time painting labouriously around each tiny part you want to stay white. But that’s tedious and can deaden your work by interrupting what should be fluid lines. Masking is the quickest way to keep an area clean and liberate your brush strokes.

Yet many artists hate masking.


Common complaints about masking fluid are “It ruins the brush”, “How can I achieve fine lines?” “It goes all gloopy on me” “I always tear the paper” “It goes all hard in the bottle before I use it.”

End result is a ruined painting and an unhappy artist. Sound familiar?

What can you do?

Good news, there are lots of tips I can show you to will help you to overcome these issues! Masking is really the only solution and I can show you how to make the experience an enjoyable one.

2015 - Cathy Read - masking removal - digital image
©2015 – Cathy Read – masking removal – digital image


“V. enjoyable. Liked the demonstration. Small course size so lots of attention and help when necessary. V nice day.” (Andrea)

“Thank you, I’ve been stuck with a painting for ages and now I know just what I want to do!” (Mark)

“Absolutely fantastic, had an amazing time. Thoroughly enjoyable.” (Maria)

How it Works,

Come on your own or with a group Max number 4 people on the workshop. Book the workshop  Place your order and give me your contact number or email and we can arrange a date that suits you and your friends.


Come and be inspired …

You will get –
1 hour talk and demonstration
1 to 1 instruction as required

All the materials you need will be provided but please bring a drawing board so you can take your work home safely.
Copy of my ebook, based on the course and my blog posts entitled “Mask like a Master!”

Fee is for a one day, 9:00am - 3:00pm  workshop and includes tea and coffee.

Lunch is not provided but there is a pub opposite the Village Hall and the Post office in the Village also has food. Also, if you book a Thursday, the Chippy Van passes by the studio.



Tingewick, Buckinghamshire. (Venue detail will be sent with booking confirmation email)

If you have any questions please ring 07818240116 to chat about any of the courses, and to check availability.

About the Artist:

Master of Masking and Sultan of Splash, Cathy Read is a member of The Society of Women Artists and has exhibited with them and the Royal Watercolour Society in London. In 2015 she received the Barbara Tate Memorial Award at the SWA’s annual exhibition in London. She is a professional artist with a distinctive architectural style who exhibits and sells work in the UK and internationally.

Cathy was a contestant in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

Looking for a unique Birthday Gift?

If you book a workshop for a loved one!

You can also get a Acrylic ink and masking starter kit for £30 (These will need to be ordered 2 weeks before the course starts) Please order separately.