Adult Education water colour painting
Adult Education

Watercolour Painting

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    Art and Design

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Watercolour Painting

The Watercolour Painting course is perfect for beginners and more advanced students with an open attitude towards new ideas.

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    About the course

    This Watercolours Painting course will allow you to understand how to use watercolours as a sketching tool and as a medium to produce longer studies and finished pieces.

    Each week you will look at different subject matter: still life, urban landscape and the human figure to see how to translate complex images into simple forms by controlling light and shadow. Through these workshops, you will see how painting theory is expressed in the work of great watercolourists from the 18th century to the present and be introduced to a variety of working methods that will broaden your painting vocabulary.

    The main focus of the course will be on controlling colour contrast and value, making use of positive and negative shapes to describe form and selecting the visual features that make a composition work. You will produce many quick outline sketches to hone observation skills and practice different watercolour techniques such as wet in wet, dry brush and paint lifting.

    There will be opportunities to practice painting studies “from life” and contribute to discussions on tonal painting, visual texture and colour choices.

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    To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

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    Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

    If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

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