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Watercolour - Beginners

Course code: QPRV101P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

15:30 - 17:30

Days of week:


Course date:

23rd Sept 2024 - 9th Dec 2024

Course location:

District Community Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

This practical and comprehensive course will teach you the skills and techniques you need to paint in this beautiful and inspiring medium, whilst receiving lots of help and support from your tutor.
This course is designed for those who wish to learn how to paint in the medium of watercolour

You will: Explore a variety of washes and use of brushwork Learn how to mix different colours and how to achieve light and shade. Experiment with different watercolour effects to produce creative textures on paper. Explore and develop your own personal style and painting signature. Receive lots of help and advice through demonstrations from your tutor, plus one to one guidance and creative work within a supportive group setting. Please do not purchase equipment/materials until your course has been confirmed. What you need to bring to the first session: A4 watercolour paper pad - 140lb or 300gsm, no lighter ( a pad of Langton Rough is recommended)

Paints - such as Winsor and Newton’s Cotman range or Daler Rowney’s Georgian range- Tubes are much easier, so, tubes indoors is probably the best option, rather than pans.Colours: • Essential: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultra Marine Blue, Viridian Green (or Phthalo Green, but not both!), Permanent Rose (very helpful for flower painters), Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre.

Selection of brushes- Choose from sable brushes at the top end, nylon brushes at the cheap end or synthetic Sable blends in the middle• A big one and a small one. (Number ten round and a number two round recommended for smaller A4 or A3 sized paintings). If you work big then a large hake is useful

Small white plate/palette to mix colour on. Jam jar for water Kitchen paper HB pencil and sharpener Eraser

Please note there is no session on 28/10/24.

There is Free parking at this venue

What next?
Watercolour – Beginners B
Fee information
You are expected to provide your own materials, which might cost you up to £20. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £90.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Learning & method assessment
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.