How to Control Flowing Watercolour

Ref: C3673495

To improve on your technique and build confidence by experimenting with a variety of styles and methods. To encourage students to use a bolder, immediate approach that will help to create more depth and impact into finished works. A staged series of demonstrations and step by step procedures allowing the student to build up paintings from initial pencil drawing, planning a composition, through to finishing brush strokes. Varied subject matter will allow the use of exciting styles and techniques to be put into practise. Advice on achieving a well balanced drawing with accurate proportions and a three dimensional feel, how to create variegated washes, blend your colours and achieve detail where needed. Individual attention, group discussion with plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas and make suggestions. Lots of helpful advice and handy tips given throughout.

Course aim

This course aims to develop your confidence and broaden your knowledge on a variety of watercolour methods and techniques, to be used on a variety of well ranged subjects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Create an impacting image.
  • Paint soft focus effects useful for backgrounds.
  • Draw a three dimensional building.
  • Be able to control wet and flowing colour.
  • Create texture using flexible plastic and scrubbed brush strokes.

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

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?

  • 2b pencil, rule and eraser. Watercolour paper, paints and brushes, palette and water container. Materials can be provided if necessary.

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
  • 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

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How to Control Flowing Watercolour

Enrolment Conditions

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

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