Watercolour painting for beginners
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM782
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Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This is a chance to start exploring watercolour: have fun trying colour washes with expert guidance on some basic techniques, and the materials you need so that you can move forward to your next course.
What will we cover?
A series of guided studies will provide an opportunity to explore washes and colour, and gain some basic technical tips for watercolour, as you work from still-life and your imagination.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a basic wash technique
- Develop colour with layering
- Investigate at least 2 techniques used in watercolour painting.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This taster course is for beginners to watercolour.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
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 some 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?
There are a number of suitable watercolour courses at city lit which would be a perfect way to progress your skills. The ideal progression courses from this one are 'Start watercolour,' and 'Introduction to watercolour'.
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.