Watercolour - A Guide to Watercolour Painting

Surrey Adult Learning
Course summary
11 hours
10 - 147 GBP
Farnham, Guildford, West Molesey
Next available date: Contact for future dates. - Guildford
Professional Training

Course description

Watercolour - A Guide to Watercolour Painting

Watercolour - A Guide to Watercolour Painting [HDF3040G]: Overview

The course will establish a range of basic methods of watercolour painting through the use of photographs, found images or direct observation. It will also act as an introduction to the history and context of the medium.

What will we cover?

You will gain a good basic knowledge of the materials and equipment used in watercolour painting.
Practise and learn about the techniques and processes used in watercolour painting includng mixing various washes, use dry brush and discover a range of brush handling techniques.
Gain confidence in using materials and be encouraged to take part in group discussions.
Have access to one to one support.
The overall aim is to help you develop personal expression through a mixture of practice, discussion and demonstration techniques.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Suggested basic equipment:
Paper: Watercolour paper – Bockingford 140lb. (300 gsm) or similar.
Brushes: Synthetic or synthetic/hair mixtures, Round: 2, 6 and 8 or larger and a flat: ¾ or 1”
Paints: Student watercolours in tubes or pans; (Artist’s Colours if you can afford them). Most are usually contained in a beginner’s set or can be bought separately.
Gummed brown paper strip 1½ of 2”
Watercolour palette for mixing paint
F, HB, B pencils
Tissues and/or cotton rags
Small natural sponge

What can I do when I finish the course?

To progress on to other courses in another media, to join other art groups, societies or to develop further within the same class, meet like minded people and make friends

Additional information

Learners are expected to bring their own materials. Otherwise no additional costs.

Please note - you are able to enrol on future terms of this, or any other course by calling the Customer Service Team on 1044, or by visiting your local Adult Learning Centre.

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No qualification awarded.

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