Start watercolour painting

Course Dates: 21/04/20 - 05/05/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from still life observation.

Description

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 also from 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, 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.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

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

You may wish to continue to develop your work in watercolour painting on a follow on course such as, 'Exploring watercolour and mixed media', ' Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners', ' Watercolour: still-life and life painting' or 'Watercolour: life painting for beginners'.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
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 Hilaryrosen.co.uk.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VM860

Tue, eve, 21 Apr - 05 May '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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