Get skills in: experimental watercolour techniques

Course Dates: 30/05/22 - 20/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: 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

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Course Code: VM020

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Finished Mon, eve, 30 May - 20 Jun '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.

Paul Dixon Tutor Website

Paul is an artist who works with drawing, painting and printmaking. He was educated at Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds, where he received an Art and Design Foundation certificate. Then after studying at Cyprus College of Art he completed a BA in painting at Winchester School of Art and later an MA certificate in painting at the Royal College of Art. As a tutor he has experience of delivering a wide variety of art courses, Paul prefers an open-minded approach to teaching, supporting learners through developing the skills they already have, while offering demonstrations, guidance and advice that help new learners to explore a basic grounding in drawing and painting skills. This attitude relates to his eclectic and varied approach to working, traversing both abstract and representational imagery. ‘What I enjoy about teaching art is the way that learners respond to exercises and projects in different ways and seeing the development of their work as a personal exploration. It shows an actual record of an individuals thoughts and feelings and I think the purpose of teaching is to embrace and support this.’

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.