Watercolour painting: experimental approaches

Course Dates: 14/01/25 - 04/02/25
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Build your confidence in watercolour how to approach painting. Learn how to apply imaginative of washes and brushwork; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you would like to take it to the next level.
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Watercolour painting: experimental approaches
  • Course Code: VH073
  • Dates: 14/01/25 - 04/02/25
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Hilary Rosen

Course Code: VH073

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Tue, day, 14 Jan - 04 Feb '25

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is aimed at beginners to watercolour, or as a refresher course for those students who have some experience of using this exciting and versatile medium. With reference to a variety of artists, we will explore a variety of experimental
methods and techniques.

What will we cover?

In each session you will experiment with colour mixing and watercolour techniques such as wet on wet, layering and dry brush for a more intuitive imaginative response.

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

• Layer washes to mix colours.
• Use a variety of approaches to mark-making and brush technique.
• Respond to the work of a variety of watercolour artists to create more imaginative work.

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

This is a beginner’s course, ideal for those new to the medium or for those with some basic experience who want a refresher in watercolour painting.

You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You may be encouraged to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

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

• Studio-based practical tasks.
• Tutor demonstrations
• One to one guidance
• Group discussion.

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

Basic materials and resources are provided as part of this course, including watercolour paint, brushes and paper appropriate for the medium. Students are welcome to bring any additional specialist materials.

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

City Lit has a range of watercolour courses running throughout the year, including Drawing into Watercolour, Watercolour Painting: mixed media techniques, Introduction to Watercolour Painting, Developing Watercolour Painting, Watercolour Painting Studio: still life.

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.