Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Ref: C3677949

This course is currently full.
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Have you always wanted to try painting in watercolours? Then this taster session will show you some of the ways that you can get started on your own watercolour painting. We shall look at some of the basic techniques,materials and equipment that you need to give you the confidence to put paint onto paper.

Course aim

Watercolours. Let's get started on your watercolour painting journey. A course for beginners.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • List what basic equipment and materials are needed to start a watercolour painting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the basic techniques are used to build a painting.
  • Apply, or discuss how to apply, a wash of watercolour and how to build layers of colour.
  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the terminology used in watercolour painting.
  • Apply techniques to my own work and be ready to start putting watercolour onto paper.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This is a taster session and a longer course will be available in September.

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Introduction to Watercolour Painting

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Waiting List 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our student privacy notice

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