This is a fun day-long taster course in watercolour painting for those who may be considering a longer evening or daytime course and are wondering how much they will enjoy it.
Throughout the day the tutor will lead the class in numerous short demonstrations , followed by sort practical painting sessions to introduce you to the common techniques used in watercolour painting. The tutor will demonstrate how to mix colour with an emphasis on working tonally, and the importance of planning the sequences needed for a work on paper.
You will make many ‘sketchbook style’ explorations in the morning (although these may be done on sheets of paper), learn about paper varieties, paint types and some additional materials, whilst practically manipulating watercolour paint.
During a part of the afternoon students will have the opportunity to apply their learning and paint from a selection of still life items*. Tutor feedback and support will be constant during this longer afternoon painting session. A short review of learning will complete the day. Throughout the day you will be encouraged to play and enjoy the application of paint whist also developing an understanding of ways of working from observation.
*This course is remotely taught. A list of essential materials and still life items will be provided. Please plan ahead to gain the most from your day. The course price was adjusted to exclude price of the materials which are usually provided by the Academy.