Day School: Painting Landscapes in Watercolour

Ref: C3744680

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: • Choosing paper • Simple colour theory • Colour mixing • Using brushes and other tools for textures • Wet on wet painting • Simple resists • Making a completed painting from photographs

Additional information about this course

Funder/Partner Requirements: This course is not funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available-contact the Branch for further details

Course aim

Looking at watercolour techniques and how to apply them to a landscape painting .

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:

  • Identify different types of watercolour paper
  • Use a colour wheel to identify harmonious and complimentary colours
  • Use a resist
  • Use wet on wet techniques to blend colour .
  • More experienced students may choose their own 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 .

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Beginners will find a useful mark making exercise at 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: Painting Landscapes in Watercolour

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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