Start watercolour painting

Course Dates: 18/09/21 - 25/09/21
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors: 
Start painting in watercolours and develop new skills in watercolour painting techniques and materials. Explore how watercolour paints and mediums work, and get advice from our expert tutor on the use of the different brushes and paper preparation. For beginners with little or no watercolour painting experience.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VM781

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Sat, day, 18 Sep - 25 Sep '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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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.

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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'.

Rebecca Allen

REBECCA BOYD ALLEN After receiving a BFA degree from Kansas State University, Rebecca moved to New York and studied at the New York Studio School. There, she studied with a vast assortment of New York artists, many with ties to the abstract expressionist movement. The Studio School selected her as an exchangee student to study at the Slade School of Art in London for one year. Returning to New York, she received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She has been teaching in London for over 20 years and created numerous courses, based on specific exhibitions and the permanent collection, at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Since 2010 she has been teaching at City Lit with courses including Life Drawing, Life Painting, Painting 2, Ways into Abstract Painting and many Watercolour courses. She has a background in figurative work, which has included observation, memory, and a love for tone and colour. More recent work is rooted in observation, yet more abstract in appearance, focusing on process and largely done using watercolour.

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.