This watercolour course is suitable for both complete beginners as well those who want to further develop their understanding of the watercolour medium and progress with their knowledge of its properties. During the course you will practically explore and practice number of skills including controlling tight details in watercolour, working using varied amounts of water, mark-making, lifting colour, representing textures and adding/ removing paint to create texture. These explorations will be based on first hand observations of real items, patterned surfaces, varied textures and surface finishes.
On the final day you will have time for a longer more finished painting which combines the course aims; both looser and more tightly painted areas. It will focus on planning the sequenced execution of this (and subsequent) work in watercolour. The final watercolour may take the form of an observed still life, or personally devised project by the student.
This course is suitable for beginners, although having followed an introductory day to watercolour or short course, would be beneficial as we will not have time to focus on every aspect of this complex medium. Some prior knowledge of drawing or understanding of very basic colour theory would be helpful.