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 still-life observation and 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, brief 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 skills in watercolour painting on another watercolour course in the programme, for example 'Watercolour: still life for beginners', 'Introduction to watercolour ', 'Watercolour: cityscapes for beginners', 'Watercolour: life painting for beginners' or ' Watercolour: still-life and life painting'.
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.