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Sketching and Watercolour

Course overview

Have you got an inner Artist that is waiting to burst out in full colour? If so, our Sketching and Watercolour course is picture perfect for you!

This course is ideal if you’re a creative person new to sketching and watercolour or if you’ve already got some experience and looking to refine your existing skills!

This course offers the opportunity for the student to both develop their artistic skill and share their ideas in a comfortable and friendly environment with like minded people.

This course is taught by a professional artist and experienced teacher; her work is exhibited both locally and nationally.

Materials for the first session and a small sketchbook will be provided . Full details of what is required for the course will be given at the first session and students are welcome to bring any drawing/watercolour painting materials that they already have.

Course Modules

Each week the course covers different aspects of how to develop sketching techniques and use watercolour paint in a variety of ways.

The subject matter includes still life, animals, people, landscapes and buildings whilst techniques taught are both traditional e.g. colour mixing and composition and experimental. Sessions also include references to both historical and contemporary art.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and the more experienced who wish to expand and develop their practical and visual knowledge. Students will be encouraged to visit local exhibitions and artists talks.

What can I do next

This course is designed to be ongoing to allow students to continue practicing their art. Those wanting to specialise in a particular area e.g. Portraiture, could join a specific class for that. Those wishing take a more academic approach could investigate professional art courses.