Watercolour painting

Watercolour Painting Courses in London & Online

Experience the versatile, subtle yet radiant qualities of working with watercolours and why it is such an absorbing art form. Beginners will be introduced to the basics of brush and wash techniques, alongside colour mixing through hands-on tutor demonstrations, with plenty of advice on materials along the way.

If you’re a more experienced student you can explore creative approaches to mark-making and investigate composition to plan and develop imagery. All courses reference a variety of watercolour artists’ styles and techniques to inspire imaginative work. We offer watercolour courses online, off-site and in our wonderful fully equipped watercolour studio.

For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team on visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Get skills in: experimental watercolour techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 30 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon
    Always wanted to experiment with watercolour painting? Now's your chance to learn how to make more imaginative use of washes and mark-making; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  2. Introduction to watercolour and mixed media
    Course start date:  Mon 30 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Watercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £188.00
  3. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban environment. There will be an introduction to watercolour artists who paint ‘en plein air’ and you will have the opportunity to build your confidence in outdoor painting in various interesting London locations. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
  4. Watercolour painting studio: nature and colour
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Celebrate the glorious colours found in nature by working from observation of natural forms. You will be encouraged to respond to the subject expressively using paint and other colour media to create a number of studies and one or more finished pieces.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £188.00

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