This is a four week course that will explore different subjects such as landscapes, still life and animals using watercolour paint. Techniques will include colour mixing, sketching with pen and wash, achieving 3 dimensions with light and dark, texture and some basic drawing skills. No previous experience necessary as your tutor will take you through each exercise step by step in a relaxed and friendly manner. Suitable for all abilities.
Thursday 18 october – Lake District in Autumn
Thursday 25 October – Deer in an Autumn Scene
Thursday 8 November – A Winter Seascape
Thursday 15 November – Autumn Leaves Wet in Wet
Materials list: Basic set of tools and materials needed for each week:
Surface: 1 x A4 or A3 equivalent pad of ‘Not’ surface watercolour paper 140lb/300gsm ‘Not’ refers to the surface texture of the paper and is also known as CP (cold pressed) or Bockingford
Brushes: 1 x size 10 or 12 and 1 x size 4 round watercolour brush.
Paint: Watercolour paint, either tubes or pans. If bringing tubes then you will need 1 white mixing palette or china plate
Recommended colours: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson
Other: White paint such as Chinese white, gouache or white ink.
1 x black waterproof ink pen size 03, 04 or 05 (I recommend one of the following: Pilot DR Drawing pen, Edding Profipen, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen, Mitsubishi PinPen)
1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container), tissues, 2B pencil, eraser.