Contemporary watercolour painting projects

Course Dates: 21/05/24 - 02/07/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Through a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also focus on exploring some watercolour approaches that can add variation and visual interest to your painting according to subject matter.
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Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00

Course Code: VH346

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Tue, eve, 21 May - 02 Jul '24

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will draw inspiration from selected themes and artists, to help you explore in more depth technologies and principles of painting. It will show some of the diversity of contemporary practice and the contexts within which it is made.

What will we cover?

You will work on short projects from observation, secondary sources and abstraction, exploring diverse brush handling, choices of paper and surface and relevant accompanying mediums. You will also explore pigment choices and gain a greater understanding of their characteristics and how to respond to these in a personal way.

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

• Use a broader range of painting techniques in watercolour.
• Select, mix and apply colours with greater confidence.
• Recognise the approaches and painting methods of selected contemporary practitioners.
• Give greater consideration to the scale and presentation of your work, through exploring context.
• Make more informed choices of materials and methods of application in developing your work.

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

This is an intermediate course for students with some basic painting experience, which can be in any medium.
You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You may be encouraged to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

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

• Practical work in the studio
• Short demonstrations
• Handouts
• One-to–one tutoring
• Group discussion
This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations and handouts etc.

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

Basic materials and resources are provided as part of this course, including watercolour paint, brushes and paper appropriate for the medium. Students are welcome to bring any additional specialist materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further themed courses in watercolour or painting courses in other media on the general programme. You may also wish to support your watercolour practices with courses from our drawing programs.

Anne-Marie Foster

Anne-Marie studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design and Advanced Printmaking at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. She has been working with printmaking, drawing, watercolour and mixed media since 1976 and has been involved in art education since 1987 at City Lit College of Adult Education, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University School of Art & Design, Norwich School of Art & Design, Havering college of Further & Higher Education, V & A Museum Education department (printmaking workshops,) Morley College of Adult Education. Anne-Marie has exhibited nationally including the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and internationally at Brooklyn Art Library USA, RAMOMA (Museum of Modern Art Nairobi Kenya,). Publications: Mandy Bonnell & Stephen Mumberson ‘Printmaking on a Budget’; Jane Stobbard ‘Drawing Matters’; Jackie Newell & Dee Whittington ‘Monoprinting’ Teaching forms an integral part of Anne-Marie’s art practice with both often acting as a stimulus for the other.

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.