Painting - Water Based

Watercolour painting for beginners with Christine Forbes

Ref: S2D08923

Beginners

£254.00
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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

On this structured programme learn how to use observational drawing to gather information, and then apply this in your painting. Find out how watercolour paper and paint interact and how to use brushes for wet and dry techniques.

Learn the main principles of watercolour painting through a series of exercises and demonstrations and create a colour wheel for reference. Then generate sketches and develop your own techniques through to a finished painting. You will be supported with one to one advice, question and answer sessions and a group review. The tutor will introduce you to the basics of composition. You will also learn about visual editing.

Some poetic inspiration will be provided by the tutor. There will also be an illustrated talk on selected artists to show you different working methods.

On completion of this course you will have gained plenty of practical knowledge about watercolour painting and understand how to make the most of the spontaneity of this medium.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Kitchen towels
  • Please wear old clothes.
  • Students are requested to bring some paper and something to draw with for the first evening session.

Available to buy

  • HB Pencil
  • 8B graphite stick (Lyra or Koh-i-nor)
  • Plastic eraser
  • Watercolour paints
  • Knife/pencil sharpener
  • A4/5 sketchbook
  • 2 sheets of cartridge paper (140gsm) cut into 8 sheets
  • Masking tape
  • Daisy mixing dish
  • 1 sheet of good quality watercolour paper (300 gsm) cut into 8 sheets
  • Brushes - suggested sizes: Flat, soft hair wash brush size 20. Nylon round sizes 10, 6 and 2. ( Bring other brushes if you have them .)
  • Paints - suggested paint colours: Scarlet Lake, Gamboge, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, French ultramarine, hookers green.

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 12 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.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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