Course overview

Come and join our tutor at the Green Spaces venue in Plymouth to learn more about painting in watercolours in a supportive and relaxed environment. This course is ideal for those learners who have some previous experience who wish to develop their skills and expertise in painting a wider range of subjects. In this Watercolour course you will use an assortment of natural history objects to observe, draw and paint with accuracy and detail, resulting in thoughtfully composed paintings of beauty and slow meditation. Our experienced tutor will guide you in using new techniques so you can create wonderful new pieces of art.

Course description

This course is aimed at learners who may have had some previous experience in using watercolours and wish to increase their skills. Using a range of subjects from nature you will learn composite watercolour techniques to build on your painting week by week. This course is focused on using natural history objects to astound the viewer and the painter.

Our experienced tutor will guide in you using new techniques to enhance your painting using demonstrations and one-to-one support supporting you to reflect on your own work.

This class is perfect for those people who want to develop their painting in a very calm and relaxed environment. ·

On this course you will learn to

Layer different colours of paint to produce the subtle and complex replication of nature;

Paint objects from nature with observation and accuracy

Use a variety of paintbrushes to achieve different effects

Learn to ‘Look and see’ with a critical eye

Express views about yours and others painting

From this course you can progress on to further watercolour courses at the venue or simply enjoy your new skills for your own pleasure.

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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