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Back to Basics Watercolour (Online)

Course overview

Using the vibrant and versatile medium of watercolour, this course offers the basic techniques to beginners and those who have dabbled and wish to build their confidence and expertise.

This four week course offers a combination of videos, downloadable pdfs, worksheets and exercises for extended study. There will be a weekly, one hour, online session with the tutor where techniques will be demonstrated and students can ask questions and share work.

The tutor is a practicing artist whose work is represented at Bevere Gallery in Worcester and in exhibitions across the country. She has taken awards at major exhibitions in London and is an experienced teacher.

What you will need for this course:
- Small sketchbook or cartridge paper pad
- Pencils – HB, 2B and 4 B
- Eraser (putty and or plastic)
- Pencil sharpener
- Watercolour brushes: No10 and No 4 round. Optional 10mm Flat brush
- Watercolour Paint: Small set of tubes or pans including: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Suggested extras: Paynes Grey/Neutral Tint, Cerulean Blue
- Paper: Watercolour 300gsm/140lb Cold Pressed (NOT) rough in pad or block A4 in size (approx)
- 2 water containers (Jam jars)
- White mixing palette
- Kitchen Paper

- Board to work on
- 1” Masking tape

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is for anyone who wants to discover their inner creativity and express themselves through watercolour paint. It concentrates on mastering the basics from which more expressive work can be built.

Course Modules

Week 1: Working with established colour theory you will practice how to identify and mix colours and tones.

Week 2: Using wet in wet washes and wet on dry painting you will concentrate on the subject of fish.

Week 3: Combining the methods from week 1 and 2 will work with the subject of a flowers and foliage making simple drawings and creating a variety of greens.

Week 4:Studying the basics of simple composition and using your green mixes from the previous you will create a countryside scene.