Courses & Workshops

Painting With Watercolours

Free Online Class

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
Starting 4th June 2020
6 week course

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This is an exciting online course which will introduce you to watercolour painting and line and wash techniques. You will learn how to use a range of different processes and techniques, both traditional and experimental. You will work towards developing a range of paintings and studies. The lessons will involve demonstrations you can paint along to as well as experimental colour, technique and texture studies. You will be able to work from photographs provided by the tutor. At the end of each session there will be some limited time for one-to-one feedback to be given.

Mixed ability; suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.

Lessons will be held on zoom and information on how to log on will be given when you book. You can use a computer, tablet, or phone. A camera to photograph your work is also advised.

As part of the Drawing Class You also have access to an online file containing lesson notes, reference images, materials lists and extra topic information. Feedback can be given during lesson time or by email or on the closed Facebook group.

Lesson notes will be provided and the tutor will advise you on any further reading and links that might be useful and/or of interest to you. A basic tool kit will be required - see below. Guidance will be given on all materials and additional/optional materials will be advised and talked through with alternatives by the tutor.

Pad of watercolour paper 140lb – A4 or similar size. Cold Pressed (also called ‘N.O.T.’) is recommended.
Watercolour Paint (Tubes or Pans are both fine.)
Selection of watercolour brushes, must include one large round. (Soft synthetic or natural hair) (A Range Of Different Brushes might include: Pointed Rounds, Mop, Rigger, Fan, Flats and a Hake If You Have One. Don’t worry if you are unsure, these will be explained in class).
A range of H - 4B pencils or just HB
Putty rubber / eraser
Paint Pallet or old plate.
Water pot (jam jar or similar)
Paper Towels/Kitchen Paper
Spray/Misting Bottle
Scrap Paper and notebook
Hairdryer - I recommend having a hairdryer with you to speed up the drying times between layers but please put yourself on mute before using it.

Optional extras:
Cling film
Masking Fluid (Removable) and Soap/Washing up Liquid
Waterproof drawing pen / Indian ink and a dip pen
Sponges (Natural Sponges Are Best)
White Gouache Paint / white pen / white acrylic
Salt (Not Containing Anti-Caking Agent)
Coarse Sand
Watercolour Mediums (Granulation Medium, Etc.)
Small Pots for Mediums/Ink
Palette Knife
Old Toothbrush
An Apron!

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