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Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners

Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but dynamic. Then this relaxed, eight week class, could be just for you. As you complete your personal watercolour paintings, by a process of mentorship, your tutor, a master of fine art, will show you basic techniques and skills. So, after spending just eight weeks, you will attain the confidence to paint pictures you will be proud to show your family and friends, as well as having a brand new means of artistic expression at your fingertips.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, participants should:

Recognise the complexity of watercolour painting.
Recognise the nuances of colour and colour mixing.
Identify where light and contrast are seen in painting.
Employ some of the various watercolour painting techniques available.
See and relate to painting form in its many guises.
Obtain confidence in the knowledge that they are able to paint almost any subject.

Content

This class covers the following topics:

Colour identification
Colour mixing and application
Composition and subject matter.

Intended Audience

These classes are geared towards people from the ages of eighteen years and upwards, who have either some previous art experience, or none.

Materials

We recommend you wait until one week prior to class commencement before buying any materials. We cannot refund any funds spent on materials if the class is cancelled. Please bring along the following:

MaterialsDrawing Board: A little larger than A4

Brushes: Medium size soft wash brush, and three round, soft brushes size 2, 4 & 6Sponges:
Small natural sea sponge
Pencils and Rulers: HB or H pencil and an ordinary rulerRubber:
Hard white Staedler rubber
Masking Tape (artist quality)
Water Container: Jam jar or equivalent
Mixing Dishes:
An ordinary large white china plate
Masking Fluid:
Watercolour masking fluid
Paints

Either tubes or pans (ie paint box pans) of the following watercolour paints:

Reds: Cadmium Red & Alizarin Crimson
Yellows: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon & Yellow Ochre
Greens: Hookers, Sap & Viridian
Blues: Cerulean, Ultramarine & Cobalt
Browns: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber & Raw Sienna

Note: Black and white watercolour paints are not needed.

Paper

Canson, 300gm watercolour pad, medium texture, size A4

About the tutor

John Wells has a Foundation and Pre Diploma from the Rochester College of Art, a Diploma in Art and Design (First Class Honours) from Brighton College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Art Degree from Reading University. John is a professional artist, and produces murals and works in trompe l’oeil for clients as diverse as Meriton Apartments and Fox Studios. John has extensive teaching experience in the adult education sector.

$295 Limited GST free / $265.50
Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners

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Contact us

Community College Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113