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Traditional and experimental watercolour techniques will be explored, including the combination of watercolour with other media, e.g. pen and ink, charcoal. By working from both direct observation and from photographic references and sketches, you will encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter - landscape, still life, natural forms, etc. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate., , By the end of the course you should be able to:, Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter., Make a preliminary drawing to establish a composition., Select and use the appropriate brushes and materials., Mix colours using basic colour theory., Use a range of watercolour techniques, e.g. washes, glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc., Recognise the styles and techniques of watercolour artists., Work to health and safety guidelines., , There is no homework requirement for this course.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Victoria Wainwright
Victoria Wainwright is a professional Artist and Illustrator specialising in pen and ink and printmaking but with a varied background in illustration techniques and briefs. She regularly undertakes commission work where illustration is a feature, and has illustrated a number of published books. Victoria's main interest is in drawing people, capturing their movement and character.
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.Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills., At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
What do I need to have with me?
Please bring to your first lesson , , -a round brush preferably a no 12 sable 10 or 14 also fine) or synthetic brush, - three tubes of paint, preferably cadnium red (or vermillion) , cadnium yellow and ultramarine (Student quality is fine but Artist quality is better) , -either 300gm rough watercolour paper or change to buy some at the centre., , If you already have paints or brushes similar to above then please just bring those., , Your tutor will then advise you about further materials.,
What can I do next?
Further Improvers or Advanced courses.
What do I need to join the course
It is recommended that students have completed the Beginners course or have some experience. The course is also suitable for those who would also like to refresh their practice in this medium., It is important to note that Art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager before you enrol.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/110862/K/NC.
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