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An introduction to the materials and techniques required to produce exciting watercolours including drawing, composition and colour-mixing. 

What will you learn on this course?

A beginners’ guide to painting in watercolours

This termly course will give you an introduction to a range of watercolour techniques, and enable you to build confidence when painting in this medium.

Starting with a subject matter such as natural forms, landscapes, flowers, or still life you will have the opportunity to create a series of works that involve some of the following skills. 

·       Creating a balanced composition

·       Developing a draft drawing

·       Mixing colours

·       Blending and layering

·       Wet - on – wet

·       Wet – on - dry

·       Building tone

·       Adding texture through mark making

There will be opportunity to discuss ideas and intentions with the group and you will receive support in developing your own independent artistic style.

The tutor will develop a guided programme of study with the group, providing demonstrations and one-to-one support as required.

Who is this course for? 

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners who may be completely new to watercolours or may not have worked in this medium for some time. You don’t need any previous painting experience as full instruction is given.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible and a support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Watercolour paper is provided and also basic art materials may be borrowed on the day, such as pencils, erasers, sharpeners, brushes and paint.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

MAC can provide basic equipment and materials to participants attending most courses if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

As the course progresses students should expect to provide some of their own art materials that they bring to the class at their own expense. This would typically include watercolour paints, brushes and palettes.

Who teaches this course?

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

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Dates & Times

    A Beginners Guide to Painting with Watercolours (VA05 Spring)