Painting landscapes

Course Dates: 12/02/24 - 14/02/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Watercolour is an ideal medium to capture the nuance of landscape through the effects of light, shade, space, distance and colour. This course will introduce the basic techniques required for this traditional genre.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00

Course Code: VM576

Mon-Wed, day, 12 Feb - 14 Feb '24

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

Working from your own drawings, photographs or found images, you will be guided through use of washes and mark-making methods to develop a landscape painting in watercolour.

What will we cover?

The course will introduce techniques particular to landscape painting, focusing on how to create contrasts of light/shade and colour effectively; and ways to create appropriate space/ distance in a composition.

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

- Create a watercolour composition from sketches/ photos/ found images
- Apply appropriate techniques such as masking-out, mark-making to develop a painting
- Start to use layering methods for tonal and colour contrast
- Start to develop and explore effects appropriate for your image.

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

For beginners to landscape painting in watercolour as well as those wanting to develop their existing skills.

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

Studio-based, through practical tasks, demonstrations, regular individual feedback from tutor, and some group / pair discussion, as appropriate; plus optional homework to develop the project.

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

The course fee includes most materials. Extra watercolour paper may be purchased from the tutor at cost.

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

Various watercolour and other drawing/ painting courses available at City Lit. Your tutor will give you advice for your next step.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.