Course Provider: Nottingham Trent University
Contact Name: Linsey Richards
Telephone: 0115 848 2813
Course Length: Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm, 10 weeks
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Ten weeks of watercolour evening classes in Nottingham.
This course is ideal for those people new to watercolour or those with some experience.
October - December 2017
Whilst ostensibly a practical course the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the tradition of watercolour. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of watercolour and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.
On this course you will:
cover the basic tenets and processes of watercolour; wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry and washes
undertake colour mixing exercises and apply paint through traditional methods using brushes, before moving on to more inventive mark-making with splattering and stippling
be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter
be asked to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when undertaking a project.
What will you gain?
By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.
January - March 2018
This practical course builds on the course above, taking you to the next level in the subject of contemporary watercolour painting.
After traditional watercolour techniques have been de-constructed, contemporary uses of watercolour and how artists are using it will be explored. The course will be therefore be underpinned by theory and art historical references, which you’ll be encouraged to research throughout the course.
On this course you will:
extend wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry and wash techniques, beyond that which was explored on the beginners course
undertake advanced colour mixing and application exercises such as optical mixing (pointillism), use of complementary and split complementary colours, and the use of a limited palette
sample artist quality paints, brushes and papers
discover the breadth of mark-making achievable by using different materials
consider mixed media, other water-based media and collage
focus on an individual expressive project.
Tutor Profile: Margot Shores has taught drawing and painting at the Royal Academy as well as schools and various universities and colleges. In addition to her BA and MA in Fine Art she has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Margot’s expertise lies in providing a studio situation in which everyone can achieve their individual goals. She specialises in experiential learning and questioning to enhance students creativity, offering a platform from which students own art can be launched. As a practising fine artist she focuses on drawing and painting and undertakes commissions.
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