Watercolour Painting

Ref: C2346456

Watercolour painting is very popular at the moment and many people want to have a go for the first time since leaving school at this medium. In this course I shall go through what basic materials tools and equipment you might use. Some watercolour papers are better than others so to start off on the right foot we need proper paper to work on. It also helps if you have decent brushes to work with and some reasonable watercolour paints. As well as the afore mentioned items it might be useful to also have pencil , rubber, sharpener , water pot, mixing palette and small sketch/note book.

Course aim

This course is for beginners and improvers to enjoy using watercolour and experiment with some new tachniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Produce experiments with colour and a finished painting
  • Find out what marks and effects you can create with brushes and other mediums.
  • Use perspective to help improve the look of buildings and still life objects.
  • Work up a sketch or painting in the style of an artist or art style that you like or have recently discovered.
  • Apply the theory of design and composition to a work you have produced in class or for home work.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring to the class, water colour paints, water colour brushes, watercolour paper, pencil, sharpener, rubber, masking fluid, candle wax, ink, pastels, sketch book/note book and mixing palette.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Watercolour Painting

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