Course code: QCRT104P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: Part Time
Course level: E
3:30pm - 5:30pm
17th Jan 2022 - 4th Apr 2022
01235 555 585
This course will cover the very basics of watercolour techniques and application - Exploring techniques such as wet into wet, layered washes, dry brushing, glazing, and wax resist. We will look at colour mixing and “palette craft”, develop observational skills through still life painting and more free and expressive painting through landscape.
Materials Required - Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.
Buy a middle range brand of paints such as Winsor and Newton’s Cotman range or Daler Rowney’s Georgian range. Watch out for cheap paints as they do not mix well together and can fade. There are two kinds of watercolour paint: pans and tubes. Solid pans or half pans are the traditional tablet like solid paints that come in boxes, they are very useful for painting outside in the landscape as it is all together in a neat box with the lid doubling up as a palette. They require far more discipline to use and are therefore harder for the novice. Tubes are much easier, so, tubes indoors is probably the best option
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.
Brushes - There are sable brushes at the top end which are very nice to use, last a lifetime and expensive too. There are nylon brushes at the cheap end which do not hold so much water and go furry after a while. Then there are synthetic Sable blends which are priced somewhere in between and are very good. A big one and a small one. So, a number ten round and a number two round. For smaller A4 or A3 sized paintings should be OK (If you work big then a large hake is useful for big blocking in large areas)
Paper - I would recommend a pad of Langton Rough: weight 140lb or 300gsm, no lighter or it will not take the paint well. There are three basic textures: Hot-Press smooth, for fine detail like anatomical painting, Not, which is a general all purpose medium texture and Rough, often favoured by landscape painters as it is good for expressive painting and atmosphere.
Palette - I prefer a white plate, but a simple plastic watercolour palette is OK
A pot for water; jam jar or similar
Please note there will be no teaching session 24/02/2022
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16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £121.00Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £12.50
Total Cost: £133.50
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £72.60Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £12.50
Total Cost: £85.10