Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes

Course Dates: 19/04/21 - 24/05/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
A contemporary watercolour course focussing on the urban environment through the effects of light, shade, space, distance and colour. This course will introduce the basic techniques required.
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Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00

Course Code: VH329

Mon, day, 19 Apr - 24 May '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Working from your own drawings, photographs or found images, you will be guided through use of washes and mark-making methods to develop an urban landscape painting in watercolour.

What will we cover?

The course will cover techniques for washes and mark-making; how to use contrasts of light/shade and colour effectively; and ways to create appropriate space/ distance in a composition.

You will look at various artists in the genre for inspiration.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Create a watercolour composition from sketches/ photos/ found images
- Apply appropriate techniques such as masking-out, mark-making to develop a painting
- Investigate layering methods to create tonal and colour contrast
- Start to develop and explore effects appropriate for your image.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All levels but some previous watercolour and sketching experience recommended.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Studio-based and off site, through practical tasks, demonstrations, regular individual feedback from tutor, and some group / pair discussion, as appropriate; plus optional homework to develop.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please note that all basic materials are provided.
Please bring an A4 sketchbook - ideally flatbound, landscape format
If you have your own brushes please feel free to bring along.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Watercolour painting Studio Still Life
Watercolour painting Studio Life
Watercolour painting Studio Personal Project
Watercolour painting Studio Nature and Colour.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.