What is the course about?
This is a chance to start exploring watercolour: have fun trying colour washes with expert guidance on some basic techniques, and the materials you need so that you can move forward to your next course.
What will we cover?
A series of guided studies will provide an opportunity to explore washes and colour, and gain some basic technical tips for watercolour, as you work from still-life and your imagination.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a basic wash technique
- Develop colour with layering
- Investigate at least 2 techniques used in watercolour painting.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This taster course is for beginners to watercolour.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical work in the studio, short demonstrations, examples or handouts, brief one-to-one tutoring and some group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Most materials are included. If you wish to use high quality watercolour paper, this may be purchased at cost from the tutor. Advice will be given about specific watercolour supplies.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a number of suitable watercolour courses at city lit which would be a perfect way to progress your skills. The ideal progression courses from this one are 'Start watercolour,' and 'Introduction to watercolour'.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details