Watercolour - Beginners | Dartford Adult Education Centre

Watercolour - Beginners at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Watercolour - Beginners at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Price: £143.00 Starts: 20/04/2020 Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Tutor: Victoria Jane Wainwright Ends: 13/07/2020 Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre
Level: Entry Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

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 students 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.

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 bring 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 variety of pencils.You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you. Some materials including paper are available to buy from the centre.

What can I do next?

Further Beginners or Improvers courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome. 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.

About the Tutor: Victoria Jane 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.

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Getting there

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code DAR/80445/H/LC.
Course Code: DAR/80445/H/LC Book Now

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