Day School: Expressive Watercolour Techniques

Ref: C3742736

The morning will be spent looking at techniques through simple exercises, working from photographs to create a full painting in the afternoon .The workshop will be suitable for those new to watercolour as well as those with more experience. Basic materials and equipment provided. Looking at: • Simple colour theory • Colour mixing and layering • Using brushes and other tools for textures • Wet on wet painting • Simple resists and masking techniques • Making a completed painting from photographs

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Funding agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

This workshop will give the chance to work with watercolour in a loose expressive manner. Basic equipment and materials will be provided.

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:

  • Use a colour wheel to identify harmonious and complimentary colours
  • Use wet on wet techniques to blend colour .
  • Use layering to mix colour
  • Use a resist and masking to keep areas of paper clear of paint.
  • More advanced students may suggest their own learning outcomes.

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?

  • 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?

  • Basic materials and equipment will be provided . Please wear an apron or old clothes and bring something for lunch .

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Beginners will find a useful mark making exercise at createsomeart.co.uk in the menu under 'Resources'.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: Expressive Watercolour Techniques

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

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

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