Start watercolour painting

Course Dates: 09/06/22 - 23/06/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from observation.
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Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

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Course Code: VM860

Full Thu, day, 09 Jun - 23 Jun '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 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 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.

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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'.

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.