Drawing and Painting in Watercolour (Beginners)

Ref: C2422543

Students will learn the basics of how to use different types of washes; the use of brushes to make a range of brush marks; discover the principles of colour and how to use it; plus a variety of methods and techniques for creating textures and effects. Students will also learn about common tools and materials with advise on how to use them. In addition, the course will cover different approaches to painting and how drawing can be used to plan and enhance watercolour paintings.

Course aim

This course is aimed at beginners and forms a development of the basics of using watercolours including how to use drawing to plan and enhance your paintings.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and experience different types of watercolour washes and how to create them
  • Identify and experience the use of different types of brushes and other common watercolour tools and materials
  • Identify and experience the principles colour and how to use it
  • Identify and experience a variety of methods and techniques for creating textures and effects
  • Identify and experience different approaches to painting and how drawing can be used to plan and enhance watercolour paintings.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A list of tools and materials will be suggested in advance.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Drawing and Painting in Watercolour (Beginners)

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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