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Watercolour for Beginners

Monday 24 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
22 Hours / 11 Weeks
3 High Street, Sidcup

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£122.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Explore a variety of watercolour techniques, both traditional and experimental and use them to create texture and form in your paintings. Mix and match colours accurately and work from a wide variety of subjects and learn to paint with more confidence and develop a personal style.

Entry requirements

Suitable for those with little or no experience of watercolour painting.

What you will learn

You will learn basic Watercolour techniques, both traditional and experimental, and use them to create a number of paintings, exploring a wide range of subject matter. Watercolour techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, colour mixing and blending, covering a wide range of themes and subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, still-life and illustration.

How you will learn on this course

You will learn basic Watercolour techniques, both traditional and experimental, and use them to create a number of paintings, exploring a wide range of subject matter. Watercolour techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, colour mixing and blending, covering a wide range of themes and subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, still-life and illustration.

How you will be assessed on this course

1.Develop a knowledge of watercolour materials. 2.Demonstrate understanding of colour theory. 3.Recognise the work of a number of established artists. 4.Know how to lay a watercolour wash. 5.Identify various types of watercolour paper. 6.Know how to plan a successful composition.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

n/a.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Work outside the classroom is not compulsory but as it will help your progress to practice techniques learned during the course, homework assignments will be set.

What you need for your course

• Tubes or pans of artists’ quality watercolour, in four colours: blue (French Ultramarine or Cobalt Blue) yellow (Lemon Yellow) red (Permanent Rose) brown (Burnt Sienna) • Good quality watercolour paper, one or two sheets • Watercolour brushes, one round (size 8, 10 or 12) and one flat • Pencil • Small sketch book/notebook

What you need to bring to the first class

Before buying any of the items listed below, you may wish to wait until the first lesson, so that the tutor can advise you what you will need. If, however, you wish to purchase your materials in advance, the website references given, from which you can place an online order or compare prices, offer good value for money. If you prefer to purchase your materials from a shop, most art shops will stock all of these items. Cass Arts, located behind the National Portrait Gallery in central London, is a good retail outlet offering discount prices. • watercolour paints, artists’ quality • water-soluble coloured pencils (optional) • a tube of Chinese White watercolour, or white gouache • 2B pencil • plastic eraser • ruler • masking tape • paintbrushes • small water spray bottle (optional) • small sketchbook, preferably with hard covers https://www.jacksonsart.com/ www.cassart.co.uk http://www.atlantisart.co.uk/ https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/

What you can do next

Further watercolour or general art classes. Please check the brochure or our website www.lecb.ac.uk for details. Need to up skill in Maths, English and Digital Skills – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills course offer. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

3 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6EN Nearest Train Station: Sidcup. Buses: 51, R11, 233, 321, 492 Limited parking on site, behind Waitrose and Travelodge turn right into St Johns Road and please park in the designated LECB space. Nearest public car park Grassington Road, entrance by Morrisons. For further details of parking, please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking