Painting - Water Based

Watercolour painting with Christine Forbes

Ref: S1D10231

Beginners

£136
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About this course

Learn to handle brushes, use colour and study form and composition as you paint in watercolour.

Course Description

An inspiring day to launch your exploration into watercolour painting. The tutor will begin this one day course with a talk on the basic principles of observation and use of colour. Drawing and painting from still life, you will discover the exciting versatility of watercolour. You will explore form, create washes and discover brush handling. During the afternoon, you will complete your own watercolour painting.

You will also look at how different artists interpret still life through their use of colour, composition and technique.

There will be some simple demonstrations to follow as well as one-to-one guidance. The day will conclude with a brief discussion to help give you the confidence to keep painting.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • The cost of providing all the materials and tools to be supplied for the course, including paper, paints, pencils, erasers and the use of brushes.

What students need to bring

  • Suitable clothing for this practical day
  • Notebook and pencil if you wish

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • General art materials including paints, paper, brushes and drawing materials.

"To spend a day away from normal routines and away from Covid. It felt safe coming to West Dean and immersing myself in something different for the day...a real tonic. The tutor was great and I don’t think anyone felt better or worse than any one else on the course!"

Nikola, 2020

Tutors

Christine Forbes

Christine Forbes is a Sussex artist and graduate of Northbrook College, Worthing. Her background is in design, acting, fashion and catering. She has been teaching for over 16 years (both adults and children) and includes: The National association of Gifted Children and HMP Ford. She continues to work for private, club and corporate clients. Christine exhibits regularly and is a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society. She runs her own gift card business.

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