Watercolour painting for beginners: intensive

Course Dates: 17/07/23 - 20/07/23
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Condense your learning on this intensive course. Working from still life explore a variety of application techniques such as layering, masking-out and creating textures to gain a grounding in the rich possibilities of the watercolour medium.
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Course Code: VM827

Full Mon-Thu, day, 17 Jul - 20 Jul '23

Duration: 4 sessions

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What is the course about?

Students will be led through a series of colour and mood studies in which a variety of basic techniques will be taught. Techniques include layering colour, masking out areas, creating texture, wet on wet and wet on dry. These studies aim to enable you to create rich tonal & textural effects in watercolour.

What will we cover?

Colour application
Masking out
Creating texture
Some observational still-life work.

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

- layer colours to create contrasts
- apply masking-out techniques appropriately
- investigate textural effects
- explore wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry methods.

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

This course is intended for beginners to watercolour; some drawing experience could be helpful, but is not essential.

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, group & pair discussion, & self- assessment with tutor feedback.

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. Easels will be used in the studio.

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.