Introduction to watercolour painting

Course Dates: 24/09/22 - 08/10/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Start painting in watercolours and develop new skills in watercolour painting techniques and materials. Explore how watercolour paints and mediums work, and get advice from our expert tutor on the use of the different brushes and paper preparation. For beginners with little or no watercolour painting experience.
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Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00

Course Code: VM781

Available start dates 

Sat, day, 24 Sep - 08 Oct '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will give you an introduction to some basic approaches to the wonderful medium of watercolour painting including techniques, methods and materials such as what kind of brushes and paper to use.

What will we cover?

You will have an opportunity to work with guidance from still-life observation and your imagination: you will be shown methods and approaches to three basic watercolour techniques in this short course.

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

- Explore basic wash techniques
- Mix colours using layers
- Investigate creative use of marks, through accidents and intuition
- Achieve confidence to progress to the next level.

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

This course is for beginners to watercolour.

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

Practical work in the studio, short demonstrations, examples & handouts, brief one-to–one tutoring, some group discussion.

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.

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

You may wish to continue to develop your skills in watercolour painting on another watercolour course in the programme, for example 'Watercolour: still life for beginners', 'Introduction to watercolour ', 'Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners', 'Watercolour: life painting for beginners' or ' Watercolour: still-life and life painting'.

Chris Hough

Chris has taught at City Lit for over 25 years and is a former co-ordinator of the CityLit Fine Art Course , stepping down to concentrate on his painting practice and to teach more on the short course programme. He studied painting at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art and has post graduate qualifications in art history and a teaching qualification from the Institute of Education and from University of Surrey. He has understaken fellowships, residencies and travelling scholarships in Chicago, Paris, Moscow Region and West of England and has an established art practice which encompasses, drawing, painting, projection and small scale model, making. Instagram c.hough89

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.