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Botanical Art - Watercolour Painting - Beginners and Improvers

Day of week:
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Tonbridge
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:30
12 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

Learn how to observe and produce beautiful drawings of plants and flowers from the real thing on this Art course. Observational skills will be developed throughout and you will learn more advanced techniques of painting in Watercolour as the course progresses.
The tutor for this course will guide you through:
What to look for to help you when making your drawings
Consider the composition of the image on the paper
Colour matching your palette to your plant or flower
Drawing and the use of line for accuracy
Help with the understanding of plant biology
This is a very considered art that can help you produce drawings to be proud of.
The Sessions will be tutor led, to enable you to build your knowledge and skills in a progressive structured fashion leading to the opportunity for more self directed work as the course progresses and you build your confidence in the subject.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

What do I need to bring with me?

A good watercolour paper A4 sized painting sketch book, brushes and watercolour paints. You will also need to have suitable pencils and a clean de-labeled jar for water. Please bring a long anything you think could be suitable and the tutor will talk you through what you need as the course progresses.

What can I do next?

Further art or botanical courses.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course who have an interest in using watercolour and producing accurate observational drawings of plants and flowers.

Getting to your course

Find us

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/107789/K/NC.