Watercolour painting for beginners

Course Dates: 10/10/22 - 24/10/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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An introduction to the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour.
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Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00

Course Code: VM837

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 10 Oct - 24 Oct '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a chance to start exploring watercolour: have fun trying colour washes with expert guidance on some basic techniques, and the materials you need so that you can move forward to your next course.

What will we cover?

A series of guided studies will provide an opportunity to explore washes and colour, and gain some basic technical tips for watercolour, as you work from still-life and your imagination.

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

- Use a basic wash technique
- Develop colour with layering
- Investigate at least 2 techniques used in watercolour painting.

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

This taster course is for beginners to watercolour.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

Practical work in the studio, short demonstrations, examples or handouts, brief one-to-one tutoring and some group discussion.

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

Most materials are included. If you wish to use high quality watercolour paper, this may be purchased at cost from the tutor. Advice will be given about specific watercolour supplies.

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

There are a number of suitable watercolour courses at city lit which would be a perfect way to progress your skills. The ideal progression courses from this one are 'Start watercolour,' and 'Introduction to watercolour'.

Paul Dixon Tutor Website

Paul is an artist who works with drawing, painting and printmaking. He was educated at Jacob Kramer College of Art, Leeds, where he received an Art and Design Foundation certificate. Then after studying at Cyprus College of Art he completed a BA in painting at Winchester School of Art and later an MA certificate in painting at the Royal College of Art. As a tutor he has experience of delivering a wide variety of art courses, Paul prefers an open-minded approach to teaching, supporting learners through developing the skills they already have, while offering demonstrations, guidance and advice that help new learners to explore a basic grounding in drawing and painting skills. This attitude relates to his eclectic and varied approach to working, traversing both abstract and representational imagery. ‘What I enjoy about teaching art is the way that learners respond to exercises and projects in different ways and seeing the development of their work as a personal exploration. It shows an actual record of an individuals thoughts and feelings and I think the purpose of teaching is to embrace and support this.’

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.