Beginners watercolour: intensive

Course Dates: 11/04/22 - 14/04/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Condense your learning on this intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VM827

Mon-Thu, day, 11 Apr - 14 Apr '22

Duration: 4 sessions

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What is the course about?

Students will be led through a series of colour and mood studies in which a variety of basic techniques will be taught. Techniques include layering colour, masking out areas, creating texture, wet on wet and wet on dry. These studies aim to enable you to create rich tonal & textural effects in watercolour.

What will we cover?

Colour application
Masking out
Creating texture
Some observational still-life work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- layer colours to create contrasts
- apply masking-out techniques appropriately
- investigate textural effects
- explore wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry methods.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is intended for beginners to watercolour; some drawing experience could be helpful, but is not essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Studio-based, through practical tasks, demonstrations, regular individual feedback from tutor, group & pair discussion, & self- assessment with tutor feedback.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course fee includes most materials. Extra materials, ie watercolour paper, may be purchased from the tutor at cost. Easels will be used in the studio.

Rebecca Allen

REBECCA BOYD ALLEN After receiving a BFA degree from Kansas State University, Rebecca moved to New York and studied at the New York Studio School. There, she studied with a vast assortment of New York artists, many with ties to the abstract expressionist movement. The Studio School selected her as an exchangee student to study at the Slade School of Art in London for one year. Returning to New York, she received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She has been teaching in London for over 20 years and created numerous courses, based on specific exhibitions and the permanent collection, at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Since 2010 she has been teaching at City Lit with courses including Life Drawing, Life Painting, Painting 2, Ways into Abstract Painting and many Watercolour courses. She has a background in figurative work, which has included observation, memory, and a love for tone and colour. More recent work is rooted in observation, yet more abstract in appearance, focusing on process and largely done using watercolour.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.