Drawing into watercolour painting

Course Dates: 13/09/22 - 11/10/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Starting with drawing, a series of exercises and experimental studies will introduce you to watercolour painting, by working both with observation and intuition, in a journey through colour and mark-making.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00

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Course Code: VM683

Started Tue, day, 13 Sep - 11 Oct '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

A series of exercises will be the basis for experimental studies, which will enable you to progress from drawing, using mark-making and colour, towards using watercolour paint. This is a good opportunity to explore several different drawing methods, in addition to watercolours, which will suit beginners to watercolour as well as those interested in combining and developing their drawing and painting.

What will we cover?

There will be structured work with observational and intuitive drawing.
Some work will be based on the cityscapes as seen from the Keeley Street building.
As the course progresses, you will be encouraged to develop a more playful exploration of the materials and processes, and creative use of colour and form.

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

- Gain confidence in both drawing and watercolour painting processes
- Explore colour through different contrasts
- Investigate mark-making in dry and fluid media
- Gain skills to progress further with either drawing or watercolour painting.

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

This course is for beginners to drawing and watercolour painting, or for those who have some previous experience and would like to try a different approach. Also for students who are thinking of taking a longer course but unsure which would be suitable.

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

Practical exercises led by the tutor, individual guidance & some group discussion. Optional homework will be set, and advice given on materials.

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

Basic drawing materials, and some watercolour paints are included in the course fee.
Watercolour paper is available to purchase from the tutor at cost, and advice on materials will be given in the first session.


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

Various drawing or painting courses would be appropriate as a follow-up; such as
'Watercolour: intermediate and advanced'
'Watercolour: developing your skills'
'Developing watercolour'
Your tutor will give individual advice as needed.

Jack Duplock Tutor Website

Jack Duplock After receiving a postgraduate diploma in painting from Royal Academy School of Art. Jack has taught at various institutions including UCA, teaching learners from diverse backgrounds and ages on subjects such as observational drawing, painting and research methods. Over the past 20 years, alongside his teaching, Jack has built an established art practice exhibiting both in the UK and internationally, including at the Agency Gallery London, Durden and Ray Los Angeles and Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen, Norway. His work has been included in New Contemporaries and John Moore painting prize. His work is in various private collections. Jack works primarily using watercolour, acrylic paint, pencil and pen and ink. Using photographs, both personal and found imagery. A recent body of work explored abstraction, figure and landscape inspired by the strange light and visceral folk history experienced during a residency in North Iceland. In his teaching, Jack delights in helping students follow their curiosity to develop new skills and perspectives in drawing and painting.

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.