Watercolour for beginners foundation course

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Description

Watercolour for Beginners - Note this course is delivered online. Each class is 2 hours long.

A comprehensive 8 Week Foundation Course structured to deliver step by step practical experience of the medium.

All your questions will be answered and you will build a repertoire of effective painting techniques. Clear demonstrations, explanations and Paint-alongs are delivered online via Zoom.

Output - The participant will be able to confidently apply a range of appropriate watercolour techniques and will be able to plan and execute a watercolour landscape.

Lesson 1
Understanding the medium
We explore your expectations and motivations. Expert guidance on paper, brushes, colours, materials and equipment.
Introducing pigment to water and observing its effects closely. Time to play and learn.

Lesson 2
Exploiting the medium
Understanding and using the unique effects of the watercolour elements - pigment, water, paper and timing.
Learning how to create form and how to exploit the medium for impact. More playtime to explore the possibilities.

Lesson 3
Directing the medium
Beginning to guide the medium for your own purposes. Observing the beautiful effects of Colour mixing. Exploiting transparency and exploring brushstrokes to produce a simple but delightful painting subject.

Lesson 4
Controlling the medium
Learning different techniques for your Wash. Drills.
Flat Wash on Dry Paper
Flat Wash on Wet Paper
Graded Wash on Wet Paper
Graded Wash on Dry Paper
Graded Wash with Colour Transition

Lesson 5
Creating sky and clouds by Exploiting the Variables.
Wet, Moist, Damp and Dry Paper Drills
Wet on Dry
Wet on Wet
Dry into Wet
Dry on Dry

Lesson 6
Fun with Colour - Wet-in-Wet painting of a cockerel
Learning about letting colours bleed into one another for a loose, exciting effect.

Lesson 7
In this penultimate lesson we will plan and execute a complete landscape. We concentrate on what makes a composition, using artistic licence, drawing the composition and doing the first Wash.

Lesson 8
Continuing on from the previous lesson we will paint Wet-in-Wet and finally with Dry Brushstrokes to complete our painting.

What you will need for the course

Palette of Core Colours
Cotman 21ml tube colours
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Viridian Green
Chinese White

Extra Colours
Cobalt Turquoise by Winsor & Newton
Lavender by Holbein
Neutral Tint by Winsor & Newton

Brushes
Squirrel Mop size 11
Synthetic Sable sizes 10 and 6

Paper
Saunders Waterford 140ib/300gsm Rough 14” x 10” Block Pad of 20 Sheets

Backing board set at an angle/Masking Tape/ Water Atomiser/2 Water Pots/Kitchen Roll

Your Tutor
George Boyter is a professional watercolour artist and teacher.
“ This course is for someone who really wants to learn how to paint in watercolour. That’s what I was 5 years ago when I committed to my ambition to become an artist. I sought out the 2 most renowned watercolour masters in the world and spent time with them on intensive courses. I watched, listened and learned intently. I took their advice and adopted their teaching methods and painted as frequently as I could. Learning never stops of course, it simply becomes a joy - as does painting. This course delivers the essential fundamental building blocks so that you can become the artist you aspire to be.”

Recommendation
"You are an amazing teacher and I am enjoying it all so much!"
Elizabeth Glover

“George’s teaching style is relaxed, friendly, engrossing and informative far beyond expectations.When demonstrating how to design, execute and complete a painting using this complicated medium, George is first class. I would recommend George without hesitation.”
Dominic Bertelli

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Class notes, via email, will be made available for you to download and keep. You work at home using your own materials and equipment. I can give recommendations as to what you may need if you're starting out.

What you will need

Saunders Waterford ROUGH 300g/m/140lb watercolour paper
Size: 16" x 12" Block (20 Sheets)
Bockingford ROUGH 300g/m/140lb watercolour Spiral Pad
Palette of Core Colours
Cotman 21ml tube colours
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Viridian Green
Chinese White

Extra Colours
Cobalt Turquoise by Winsor & Newton
Brushes
Squirrel Mop size 11
Synthetic Sable sizes 10 and 6

Paper
Saunders Waterford 140ib/300gsm Rough 14” x 10” Block Pad of 20 Sheets

Backing board set at an angle/Masking Tape/ Water Atomiser/2 Water Pots/Kitchen Roll

Maker

George Boyter at George Boyter

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

8 weeks (10:30am to 12:30pm)

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Reviews

Live online course
Ronald Holland - - #32072

Good introduction into how the medium works. Lots of information to absorb and take on board, then play with. Looking forward to the next steps and getting a better understanding of water colour.

Live online course
Trevor Coop - - #32071

Very interesting 1st lesson, I learnt a lot about the medium of water in a way that I never would have imagined. Basically that the water is in charge and it is up to the pupil to exploit that. Using the will of the water to achieve the desired effect. Really looking forward to next week.

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