Understanding colour relationships is the key to successful painting, so we will explore in greater depth the way pure pigments interact with each other to give clarity and transparency to a painting. Luminous greys, glowing darks and clear greens will all be part of the process.
Composition involves selecting, simplifying and giving structure to communicate thoughts, feelings and atmosphere. Through colour and composition, a new vibrancy can be given to your painting.
This is a course involving your mind and your heart as well as your paints and brushes.
This course is designed for watercolour painters with some experience, although all are welcome.
Angela Burton is an experienced teacher with particular interest in helping beginners to enjoy their first encounters with watercolour painting. She is a qualified Froebel teacher and spent two years at the Torpedo Factory Art School in Washington DC studying watercolour painting. Returning to the North West Angela worked with DOT-ART and the Bluecoat Centre in Liverpool. She continues to teach at Higham Hall in Cumbria.
She was a board member of Manchester Camerata with responsibility for their education outreach programme and has close links with Chester University Centre for Creative Learning.
She has had two exhibitions in the North West and her work has been shown in Germany and the US. Her work can be seen on the SAA website.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
This residential course includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.