Get skills in: watercolour techniques and materials

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 17/05/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: 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 discover if you'd like to take it to the next level.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

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Course Code: VH866

Finished Tue, eve, 26 Apr - 17 May '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.

Anne-Marie Foster

Anne-Marie studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design and Advanced Printmaking at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. She has been working with printmaking, drawing, watercolour and mixed media since 1976 and has been involved in art education since 1987 at City Lit College of Adult Education, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University School of Art & Design, Norwich School of Art & Design, Havering college of Further & Higher Education, V & A Museum Education department (printmaking workshops,) Morley College of Adult Education. Anne-Marie has exhibited nationally including the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and internationally at Brooklyn Art Library USA, RAMOMA (Museum of Modern Art Nairobi Kenya,). Publications: Mandy Bonnell & Stephen Mumberson ‘Printmaking on a Budget’; Jane Stobbard ‘Drawing Matters’; Jackie Newell & Dee Whittington ‘Monoprinting’ Teaching forms an integral part of Anne-Marie’s art practice with both often acting as a stimulus for the other.

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.