Start watercolour painting
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
This course will give you an introduction to some basic approaches to the wonderful medium of watercolour painting including techniques, methods and materials, such as what kind of brushes and paper to use.
What will we cover?
You will have an opportunity to work with guidance from observation of still life objects and also from your imagination. You will be shown methods and approaches to three basic watercolour techniques in this short course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- explore basic wash techniques
- mix colours using layers
- investigate creative use of marks, through accidents and intuition
- achieve confidence to progress to the next level.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners to watercolour.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical work in the studio, short demonstrations, examples & handouts, one-to–one tutoring, some group discussion.
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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may wish to continue to develop your work in watercolour painting on a follow on course such as, 'Exploring watercolour and mixed media', ' Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners', ' Watercolour: still-life and life painting' or 'Watercolour: life painting for beginners'.
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.