Practical Drawing and Painting (Watercolour)

Ref: C2420123

The drawing and water colour course is designed to explore different ways of looking; drawing with a range of materials including pastels ( which contemporary artists and the impressionist painters used), and developing a watercolour painting technique. You will develop you're own sketchbooks with observational and imaginative drawing ; also mixed media work. We will look at examples of different styles of drawing that a variety of artists use and also pen and ink and water colour techniques.

Course aim

Introduction to drawing and painting techniques (watercolour) Drawing with a range of drawing materials ; drawing and painting with a brush and watercolour. Start a fresh with art or improve your art practice.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • 1. Create a sketch book diary and be confident to sketch at home, outdoors and in museums.
  • 2. You will develop use of watercolour painting techniques or improve use of colour and paint handling.
  • 3. Improve your well being through enjoying an art session working with other people and socialising with others interested in art.
  • 4. Start to develop a knowledge of other artists and art movements.
  • 5. You will develop techniques in showing tonal contrast , composition and colour skills.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Sketchbook and loose paper A4 or A3 sketch pads pastel paper and watercolour paper. Pencils hB , 2b , 5B. Chalk Pastels Pen and Ink Watercolours Synthetic or nylon watercolour brushes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Practical Drawing and Painting (Watercolour)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing