Learn the techniques and skills to paint with watercolour on a
large scale, and explore the freedom this versatile medium offers
in a contemporary way.
This course will change how you view this traditional material by using it in a contemporary way. It will give you more freedom in your watercolour painting. By working with large paper and big brushes, you will build your confidence in painting large abstract nudes, as well as exploring your own body's movement in the painting process. The tutor will demonstrate how to work with large pools of colour and water, wet-in-wet techniques, as you extend the possibilities of your painting.
The life model will pose in unusual ways to help you build emotion in your painting. You should have some experience in life drawing.
By the end of the course you will know how to take control in painting, be able to make quick decisions, and understand the technical and expressive qualities of working with watercolour on a large scale.
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)
Dong Li-Blackwell studied in China, and MA Fine Art at Brighton University. She has won awards including 1st Prize, Royal Watercolour Society, 2012, and "The Best of 2013" collection on Saatchi Art.