Developing watercolour

Course Dates: 29/05/20 - 26/06/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Paul Dixon

This course is ideal for those who have already explored the basic techniques of watercolour and would like to develop their skills further.


What is the course about?

This course is aimed at those with some experience of watercolour, or as a refresher course for those students who have some previous experience of using this exciting and versatile medium. With reference to a variety of artists, we will explore different themes, such as still life, landscape and architecture, developing methods and techniques to manipulate these varied subjects.

What will we cover?

-Painting with a restricted palette of colours to explore colour mixing and layering
-Watercolour techniques such as wet on wet, layering, drybrush and lifting off.
-Exploring artists and examining how they manipulate particular approaches to painting imagery
-Exploring styles and techniques to representing particular subjects in a variety of ways.

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

-Develop colour mixing with watercolour paints
-Explore different approaches to mark-making and brush technique
-Investigate composition to plan and develop imagery
-Explore the watercolour techniques of a variety of artists.
-Develop a range of painting styles and approaches to different subject matter.

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

-This course is for those with some experience using watercolour or as a refresher course for those who have taken previous watercolour courses.

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

-Tutor demonstrations, individual tuition and group discussions. There may be some work outside the class such as preparatory watercolour sketches/experiments and research of particular artists relating to exercises.

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

-There will be some watercolour paints available but students are encouraged to bring their own paints and brushes as the course develops. Advice on particular tools and materials will be given at the first session. There are sheets of watercolour paper available to use at cost price.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% iscount off everything from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at Terms and conditions apply, visit

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

-Drawing into watercolour
-Experimental watercolour techniques
-Watercolour: personal development
-Developing watercolour: personal projects.


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This course was challenging in a nice way. The tutor was very helpful and offered great advice and great instructions! He also offered variety which is always nice.
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Review by Makaila / (Posted on 09/02/2020)
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Course Code: VM120

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Fri, eve, 29 May - 26 Jun '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

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