Working from first principles, the tutor will introduce you to some of the myriads of possibilities using watercolour. You will feel completely at ease working with materials and creating watercolour effects, as no previous drawing or painting skills are required.
The tutor will introduce each technique through demonstration, enabling you to follow through each step and will also give you time and attention to make sure you understand the process.
You will create a patchwork of watercolour techniques that you will have as a reference for future work. Not only is it fun, but instructive and colourful. You will also create a patchwork of colour mixing samples and learn some basic colour theory. On completing this course, you will have learnt some basic rules and developed your knowledge and understanding of colour mixing, colour theory, brushwork and watercolour techniques.
Much of the mystery of watercolour is in method and technique; by learning these and practising them, you will create your own paintings with greater skill and confidence.
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)