Watercolour: Tips, Tricks and Techniques - 4 day art residential


Duration: 4 days

Price: £485

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About the Course

A delightful art holiday at Slapton Ley Field Centre, run by the Field Studies Council.

This course is aimed at both beginners and more experienced painters. Subjects will be suggested both in the studio and, weather permitting, on location with tuition provided through a mixture of demonstrations and exercises according to your needs. Topics covered include: materials, planning, composition, masking and washes.This course is aimed at both beginners and more experienced painters who feel in need of fresh inspiration to make more progress, from botanical to landscape, seascape to portrait. Everyone can expect to get fresh ideas on how to see, plan and apply watercolour. Tuition will be through a mixture of demonstrations, exercises and, where possible, one to one guidance according to your needs, and will include plenty of practical work. The aim of the demonstrations will to be to show how the unique and elusive properties of watercolour, transparency and freshness, can be achieved. Subjects will be suggested both on location on the South Devon coast and in the studio, according to the weather. Amongst topics covered will be: choice of materials, information gathering, planning and composition, mark making, colours, washes, and masking. The emphasis will be on painting fresh, lively watercolours using the most direct methods possible.

Professional watercolour artists and tutors Rob and Siân Dudley offer a wealth of tricks, tips and techniques through studio and location based exercises that will benefit painters of all abilities and add to their own creativity and individual style through the exploration of watercolour in new and freshly considered ways.

See also 20 -23 July if you would like to join Rob and Siân for another course and enjoy a £125 discount.

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room and all your meals.

Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

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Course Start Dates

Monday 23rd July 2018

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