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Watercolour - Beginners PT 2 - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
6 weeks

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners

This is a structured course of practical projects, with a step by step approach, exploring a watercolour method or technique. You will learn to use various watercolour techniques, e.g. wet into wet, lifting out, stippling, wet on dry, how to mix and use colours using basic colour theory, and learn about different brushes and their uses.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- use various watercolour techniques
- mix colours using basic colour theory
- select and use appropriate brushes
- work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practice and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Liam Thompson

Liam Thompson studied at Chelsea School of Art and the City and Guilds of London Art School. A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition over three decades, he won the Royal Watercolour Society Young Watercolourist award and the travel award. He has exhibited in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the London Societies. Paintings are in the National Trust South East region and Northern Ireland region collections, and the Ulster Television collection. Prints and paintings are in private collections in many countries around the world. Liam is a figurative artist who paints mainly in oils and watercolour. He has taught adults for over twenty years.

View all courses taught by Liam Thompson 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.

What do I need to have with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper and a pencil. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you already have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate, please bring them with you to the first session.

What can I do next?

This is the first beginners watercolour course of this academic year. If you enjoy this one and want to learn more techniques, there are two further continuation courses in the spring and summer terms.

What do I need to join the course

This course is for absolute beginners or those with a little experience.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/114528/K/NC.