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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details