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Get skills in: watercolour techniques and materials

Course Dates: 17/01/22 - 07/02/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Always wanted to try watercolour painting? Now’s your chance to learn how to begin washes and mark-making; enjoy exploring colour, and see if you want to progress to the next level.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VM074

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Mon, day, 17 Jan - 07 Feb '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This taster course will give you an opportunity to try out some of the basic techniques used in this subtle yet vibrant painting medium.

What will we cover?

- Which watercolour materials you need to start you off
- Guidance on beginners’ brushes
- Some basic watercolour techniques.

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

- Use a basic wash technique
- Mix colours using layering
- Explore at least two mark-making techniques using watercolour.

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

This course is designed for beginners, or those who want to go back to the basics; and is ideal if you want to develop your skills on a further course.

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 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.

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

This course will prepare you to follow on to any of the courses below:

VM835 Watercolour: still life for beginners
VM581 Introduction to watercolour
VM633 Introduction to watercolour
VM533 Introduction to watercolour
VM860 Introduction to watercolour
VM861 Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners
VM683 Drawing into watercolour.

Ruth Brison

Ruth has taught drawing, painting and mixed media for more than 30 years, at many levels including Further, Higher and Adult Education, all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham and London. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities and has exhibited diversely, including the Royal Academy in London. As an artist and educator she has an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Drawing is pivotal. Mixed media has become a central focus over the years and her practice has developed towards the interface between Fine Art and Textiles where elements of painting, relief and experimental textiles meet. Coming from a background of accomplished artists and educators’ she has spent many years developing values in educational practice and enabling students to access their own creative potential.

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.