Course overview

This is a 6 week watercolour painting course for anyone wanting to learn or improve their painting skills. You will learn how to draw and paint within a group of like-minded budding artists. Guidance and support is offered throughout the course from our talented tutor, to develop your artistic skills. You will also have the opportunity to connect with and support others in a small artistic community. No previous skills in watercolours are needed to join this group. This course is held in Nailsworth, Stroud, in an independent living community and you will find peace and relaxation in a wonderful Cotswold setting.

Course description

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner of watercolour painting, this course will help you apply and practice classical techniques in a subtle way in your own work.

If you would like to have a fresh view of watercolour painting, and learn how to achieve expressivity by carefully combining techniques such as glazing, graded wash or blending, this course will offer you an introduction to this style of painting.

It will also encourage you to create your own original artwork based on the techniques learned.

This 6-week course is aimed at beginners to intermediate level students and will introduce you to different inspirations for painting in watercolour and help you to explore methods for working spontaneously and expressively. You will be shown a diverse mixture of styles, techniques and approaches and encouraged to use your own techniques. Sessions will contain ideas for exploring self-expression and encourage you to try out new ways of approaching your own paintings.

You will learn in a friendly environment with like-minded people and a supportive tutor.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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