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Watercolour - Beginners and Improvers

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Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre, Sevenoaks
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
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

On this Watercolour beginners course in Sevenoaks students will be introduced to fundamental watercolour techniques to provide an initial skill base upon which to build. Classes will be relaxed and friendly and involve experimentation with a range of techniques in a structured tutor led programme. 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.

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.

View all courses taught by Victoria Wainwright here

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.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring to your first lesson

-a round brush preferably a no 12 sable brush ( Daler Rowney graduate)
- three tubes of paint, preferably cadnium red or vermillion , cadnium yellow and ultramarine (Student quality is fine eg. Winsor & Newton Cotman)
-either 300gm NOT/ cold pressed watercolour paper or change (£1.80) 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 and where to buy them

What can I do next?

Another watercolour course

What do I need to join the course

Those with little or no experience of using watercolour.

Getting to your course

Find us

Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Hatton House
Bradbourne Road
TN13 3QN

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/111573/K/LC.