Watercolour painting

Ref: C2338130

During this course we shall be using basic watercolour tools, materials and equipment so that students can explore still life, landscape, figures, flowers and experimental subjects. If time and weather permits we do like to go out side to study nature and get experience of direct drawing and painting. Local exhibitions and shows of work can be entered by members of the group as there are at least 3 which they can enter within Nottinghamshire should any student wish to do so.

Course aim

Watercolour painting for beginners and improvers using traditional tools , equipment and materials . Other mediums may also be introduced according to students interest.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Control of brushes to make shapes and tones in washes.
  • An understanding of perspective to capture space and depth in a painting
  • A knowledge of composition and where in a painting to place the focal point or centre of interest.
  • Practical,experience of how to cut a mount to present a water colour or drawing.
  • Know how to estimate the value of a work by a rule of thumb method for insurance purposes.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Watercolour painting Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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