Get skills in: experimental watercolour techniques

Course Dates: 07/02/22 - 28/02/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VH073

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 07 Feb - 28 Feb '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is aimed at beginners to watercolour, or as a refresher course for those students who have some experience of using this exciting and versatile medium. With reference to a variety of artists, we will explore
a variety of experimental methods and techniques.

What will we cover?

We will experiment with colour mixing and watercolour techniques such as wet on wet, layering and dry-brush for a more intuitive imaginative response.

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

- Experiment with colour mixing
- Utilse a variety of approaches to mark-making and brush technique
- Explore the work of a variety of watercolour artists to inspire more imaginative work.

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

This course is for beginners or as a refresher course for students who have some experience in watercolour painting.

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

- You will be taught by demonstration, individual and group tuition and discussion.
- You may be asked to research artists relating to course sessions.

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

Basic materials included. Advice on all materials will be given at the first session if you'd like to bring your own brushes and/or paints. There is a charge for the watercolour paper we use at cost price.

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

Watercolour studio still -life
- Watercolour studio life

- Exploring watercolour and mixed media.

Hilary Rosen

Hilary Rosen is a born and bred artist both working and teaching in London. She graduated from Nottingham where she received her BA Hons in Fine followed by three years at the RCA where she achieved an MA from the RCA at the Painting School . Hilary has been painting and printmaking ever since and is based in a studio in Bethnal Green. Her work has regulary been exhibited in a gallery in Hamburg over the past 30 years, alongisde other exhibitions and shows both internationally and nationally including India, Australia, Ireland, Scotland and various locations in England. Her continuing practice has been complimented alongside her teaching, of which has taken place at City lit and other institutions as a visiting lecturer including UEL, Nottingham Trent and Middlesex University. Hilary's main teaching involvement at City lit is within the water colour courses but also teaches within other drawing and painting provisions. To see examples of both Hilary's work and her upcoming shows please visit

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.