Watercolour Painting

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Watercolour Painting

Contact us for more information about this course. Here is a list of courses we are currently offering that you can apply for:

VAARY2475 weeks10th Jan 2019Thursday7:00pm - 9:00pmCaroline Marsland£68.00Varndean CollegeNo
VAARZ3455 weeks2nd May 2019Thursday7:00pm - 9:00pmCaroline Marsland£68.00Varndean CollegeNo

Course Information

Who is this for?

Beginners and those with some experience.

What Will I Learn?

How to mix and match colours. Lay on washes and how to control water. Use colour as a compositional tool. To be more expressive by trying out weird and wonderful techniques.

Content of the Course

Starting with making your own colour wheel, learn how to mix and match colours. There will be demonstrations every lesson and examples shown. Explore how to use colour to denote mood. Look at composition and take a journey from near to far to put narrative into your paintings. Try out different experimental techniques to be expressive and find your own style. Advice will be given on paints, brushes and paper

Equipment Needed

Any watercolours and brushes you might have. Advice will be given on the first lesson on recommended equipment. (There will be some available on the first day). Paper can be supplied.

Work needed to be Done outside of the Classroom

None, but it is useful to keep a small sketchbook to note down things that inspire you.

Assessment Details

Tutor feedback. By the end of the course you should be able to complete a finished watercolour working from photographs and still life. You will have gained the confidence, skills and techniques to create colourful and beautiful Watercolour paintings inspired by still-life and landscape. You will understand how to use a brush effectively, how much water to use and how watercolour paint works.

Teaching methods

Demonstrations by the tutor and examples of other artists work will be shown. Follow simple and enjoyable exercises. Having fun by messing around with watercolours.

What Next?

Other art courses or clubs

Other Costs: A charge of £7 will be made for materials at the first lesson.

Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.

Information on how to enrol

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