Watercolour for Beginners / intermediate
This course is aimed at complete beginners who want to learn the basics of
watercolour or students with some knowledge wanting to improve their watercolour skills.
What The Course is About:
You will be taught about colour mixing and a range of watercolour techniques.
You will be finding ways to express colour, light and texture using watercolour techniques.
Subjects covered will range from simple still lives and landscape, architecture and the human
form. We will be experimenting with different ways of using paint and will look at how watercolour
painters use various techniques. Your tutor will also demonstrate how to use techniques such as
“wet in wet” or “wet on dry” and reserving.
What to bring to the first session:
Most materials can be bought in the school shop but you will also be given a list of materials
when you sign up for the class. For your first session please have watercolour paper, and a
pencil plus 3 tubes of the three primary colours – Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue and Cadmium
Yellow, and a watercolour brush – either an 8 or a 10.
500ml bottle of water, small container.
For complete beginners
or students with some knowledge wanting to improve their watercolour skills.
You will learn the basic principles of observational drawing and be shown how to interpret visual
information. During the course you will learn watercolour techniques and paint from a variety of
subject matter. The aim of the course is to help you develop your skill as a watercolour painter
and also improve your drawing skills.