About the Course
A course for beginners to explore the wonderful medium of watercolour from choosing materials and stretching paper to colour mixing and techniques for applying paint. Simple painting tasks and exercises will build your knowledge and skills.
The course will be run by Lorraine Green. Lorraine teaches watercolour painting and drawing to groups or on a one-to-one basis. After teaching the basic principles and techniques she encourage students to experiment and discover their own personal style and tastes.
Lorraine originally trained as a graphic designer and illustrator working in the design and print industry for many years before becoming a freelance artist. This allowed her to develop her own work and take on more commissions. Her practice calls upon a broad and varied range of sources with watercolour painting playing an integral role, but drawing and making are also consistent within the body of work she produces. Lorraine recently returned to university and obtained an MA in Fine Art Drawing further developing her interests and expand the diversity of her work.
She combines her fine art practice, which explores her love of drawing, with more commercially driven work which is inspired by the animals and natural world that surround her North Wiltshire home. Lorraine sells this work online and at various shows and fairs and also exhibits regularly in galleries.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Paints and papers will be available for the first class after this Lorraine will speak to you about the materials you may wish to buy, such as paints, brushes and paper, so you can continue your work at home between sessions.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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