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About the Course
These materials go well together, yet are very different. Learn how the addition of water can make the pigments run and blend in exciting ways.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Work confidently with a variety of materials
Understand how different materials can be put together effectively
Understand how materials can help you express your ideas in different ways
Experiment with a wide variety of techniques and approaches
Class format and activities
You will work on good quality watercolour paper. There will be simple demonstrations and technique experiments to show you the possibilities within each material and process, and how they work when combined. You will have the opportunity to choose which materials you want to work with, and how much you want to combine them. Ruth will give demonstrations and you will all start by following some quick instructions to learn basic techniques, then you will be encouraged to develop your own work using these techniques.
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
No. You can enjoy this course whatever your level. It can be simple enough for those with little or no experience, and challenging enough for more advanced students.
What you need to know before you enrol
This course takes place in D11 which is on the first floor, accessible by a short flight of stairs.
What you will need for your class
A sketchbook if you have one.
Some source material for your ideas : this is visual imagery I would like you to bring to help you with ideas for your work. It could be a postcard, a drawing from your sketchbook -if you already work in one, a photograph etc. Something that you feel might give you a starting point for your work. I will bring books and photos as well, so there should be plenty to stimulate your ideas. You might even want to work from music or video... up to you.
Materials will be provided, but you might like to supplement them if you have your own, or are very attached to your own brushes or paints. You will each be given a large piece of A1 watercolour paper; brushes, paints and graphite will be in the studio for your use. We will cut this paper up into smaller pieces, and will all start working together on some technical exercises, to get you used to the materials. The paper you are given might well be enough, but it depends on how large you want to work and how prolific you are. You can buy extra watercolour paper from the college for £1.40 a sheet (cost price).
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