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Watercolour Painting Now

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
1 week
329.17 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Next available date: 17/08/2020 10:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 16/08/2020
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Watercolour Painting Now

This course is ideal for those people new to watercolour or those with some experience.

Whilst ostensibly a practical course the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the tradition of watercolour. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of watercolour and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

On this course you will:

  • cover the basic tenets and processes of watercolour; wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry and washes;
  • undertake colour mixing exercises and apply paint through traditional methods using brushes, before moving on to more inventive mark-making with splattering and stippling;
  • be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter; and
  • be asked to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when undertaking a project.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.

“Thoroughly enjoyed the tutoring, activities and company. I Learned a lot and feel inspired to take things further.” RB, Summer 2012

“Really brilliant course, thoroughly enjoyed it all” Rachel, Summer 2015

"I found the colour mixing briliant and paramount to my work." CG, Summer 2016

"Excellent venue, the studio was superb and a first class tutor. A fabulous course." JR, Summer 2016

"I really enjoyed this course and feel like I learned lots. Margot was a very supportive and inspirational teacher. Having access to the NTU library was great too." PL, Spring 2017

"Please organise an intermediate course!" KL, Spring 2017

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: Beginners as well as those with some painting experience are welcome.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of attendance.

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Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews

A structured yet informal environment, with a great tutor. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will do more.
I found the colour mixing brilliant and paramount to my work.
Excellent venue, the studio was superb and a first class tutor. A fabulous course.
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