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 over this 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'.