The Joy of Watercolour

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Thame
Tutor: Jonathan Newey
Cost: £145  (8-week Code: 4027JN)

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The joy of watercolour
On this course you will be shown how to paint landscapes, still life and animals with the versatile medium of watercolour. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown techniques such as wet in wet, wet on dry, lifting and blotting, using white paint, colour mixing, different brush marks, painting fur, feathers, flowers, sketching with pen and wash and how to use coloured pencils on top of the paint. Each painting will be demonstrated, step by step, by the tutor. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for all abilities.

Thursday 8 April
Dramatic coastline seascape

Thursday 15 April
Buildings with pen & wash

Thursday 22 April
Still life with flowers using coloured pencils with watercolour

Thursday 29 April
NO class this week

Thursday 6 May
Continuation of still life with flowers

Thursday 13 May
NO class this week

Thursday 20 May
Summer landscape with buildings

Thursday 27 May
Portrait of a dog with watercolour & coloured pencil

Thursday 3 June
NO class this week

Thursday 10 June
Continuation of portrait of a dog with watercolour & coloured pencil

Thursday 17 June
NO class this week

Thursday 24 June
Tropical beach

Materials list:
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, Viridian Green, White paint such as Gouache, Chinese White or White Ink
Pens: 1 x black, waterproof sketching pen. I recommend a size 02, 03 or 04 in one of the following makes:
Pilot Dr drawing Pen, Edding Profipen, Mitsibushi Pin Pen, Faber Castell Pitt Pen (size F, S or XS)
A selection of colour pencils (crayons) Either normal crayons or watercolour pencils. As many different colours as possible
1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container)
Tissues, 2B pencil, eraser.

ZOOM participants: Please make sure you have everything out and ready to use at the start of each online session.
The reference photo will be emailed to you before each session.