Watercolour painting studio: life painting
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM236
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will explore the particular use of watercolour in relation to life painting. There will be an introduction to basic anatomy and proportion from observation of the life model. You will practice colour
mixing for flesh tones, mark making and different watercolour techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush etc to vary your approach to paint handling.
What will we cover?
We will cover primary, secondary and tertiary colour mixing and expand upon the watercolour techniques particular
to painting portraits and the human form. We will also cover proportional measurement to improve accuracy when
observing the figure.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Effectively use different watercolour techniques particular to painting the human form and portrait
• Gain an understanding of colour mixing in watercolour
• Vary your approach to mark making
• Develop your skills in composition and observational accuracy.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is appropriate for all levels, but some prior experience in the medium and with life drawing is reccomended - this is also a refresher course for students with some experience of watercolour.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Individual support and feedback.
Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are watercolour paints available for the first session, but students are encouraged to bring their own paints and a large watercolour brush as the course develops. Advice on all materials will be given at the first session. There is a charge for the watercolour paper we use at cost price.
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
After this course you may wish to extend your knowledge within watercolour or pastels or try some of our other drawing and painting courses.