You will be introduced to some key watercolour skills and approaches, including some simple colour theory to paint beautiful still life paintings. You will be encouraged to work from careful observation, and the skills learnt can be applied to other ways of working after the course.
You will explore and consider the traditional key visual elements of art by painting in watercolour with a limited palette, where the paper acts as the white. You will begin to learn how to control the medium of watercolour and produce exploratory pieces and sketches, along with more formally finished paintings. An introduction to the work of other artists will help to guide you through your watercolour development. You will also be shown how to sequence a watercolour painting through observing practical demonstrations by the tutor. Any necessary additional drawing support will be provided during the course, as appropriate.
By the end of this short course, you will have an increased understanding of using and mixing colour from a limited palette in watercolour where the paper acts as the white. You will leave with some colour resources to use in the future and a selection of sketches and paintings. You will gain the ability to plan, sequence and execute watercolour sketches or paintings independently.
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.
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.
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)
Kim Whitby is an experienced educator with a first degree in Art Education at King Alfred's College in Winchester and has latterly gained a Fine Art Masters Degree at Aberystwyth University. She teaches regularly in London and with organisations, groups and societies.