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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course ideally progresses on to Watercolour 2.