Watercolour Painting

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VAARZ345 5 weeks 2nd May 2019 Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm Caroline Marsland £68 Varndean College No

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
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's Next?
Other art courses or clubs

Financial Information

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


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