Introduction to watercolour and mixed media
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VH344
Available start dates
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will explore inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches. Applying a range of techniques to different grounds, we will study the expressive qualities of surface, combined with a range of imagery, searching out ideas and themes that can promote visually stunning and personal work.
What will we cover?
You will explore inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches. Applying a range of techniques to different grounds, we will study the expressive qualities of surface, combined with a range of imagery, searching out ideas and themes that can promote visually stunning and personal work. With reference to a variety of artists, we will explore a variety of creative methods and techniques to manipulate the materials. Mixed media is always surprising and unpredictable so makes for exciting work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- expand your creativity through experiments with mixed-media
- combine watercolour with other media to enhance your painting style
- explore visual elements (shape, colour etc) to develop a composition
- present a composition from your own source imagery.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for all levels.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Explanation and demonstration. Images of artists’ work where referenced as examples. Practical work. One-to-one discussion. Informal group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic materials included, but students are encouraged to bring their own paints and brushes if they have them. Advice on all materials will be given at the first session. There is a charge for the watercolour paper we use at cost price.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Watercolour Painting Studio: Life
Watercolour Painting Studio: Still Life
Watercolour Painting Studio: Urban Landscape.
Anne-Marie studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design and Advanced Printmaking at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. She has been working with printmaking, drawing, watercolour and mixed media since 1976 and has been involved in art education since 1987 at City Lit College of Adult Education, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University School of Art & Design, Norwich School of Art & Design, Havering college of Further & Higher Education, V & A Museum Education department (printmaking workshops,) Morley College of Adult Education. Anne-Marie has exhibited nationally including the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and internationally at Brooklyn Art Library USA, RAMOMA (Museum of Modern Art Nairobi Kenya,). Publications: Mandy Bonnell & Stephen Mumberson ‘Printmaking on a Budget’; Jane Stobbard ‘Drawing Matters’; Jackie Newell & Dee Whittington ‘Monoprinting’ Teaching forms an integral part of Anne-Marie’s art practice with both often acting as a stimulus for the other.
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.