Create watercolour paintings that are exciting, creative and personal. Extend your use of watercolour techniques and develop your freedom of expression.
Watercolour techniques you’ll learn include how to create and use tone, colour theory and mixing, structure and composition. We’ll also explore the experimental use of pastels, inks and other media in connection with watercolour.
Subjects covered include working from observation, still life, life and portrait models. As well as developing personal projects and studying the great masters
This course is for all levels of ability. Your tutor will meet you at the level you’re at.
12 January – 30 March 2023 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
12 Thursdays / No half term break
Tutor: Natasha Lien
Course #: TH09
Please bring the following materials with you on your first day:
- Watercolour paper
Heatherleys stocks good paper which you can buy from the shop: Saunders Waterford Paper (semi rough). Arches Aquarelle paper (rough or semi rough). Please note, you get what you pay for. It’s worth buying good quality paper.
- Arches block pads of paper. Any size.
- Sketchbook A4 or any preferred size, to make notes/preparatory studies.
- Pencils: 2b,3b,4b,6b & an eraser
- Brushes: size 16 pointed round.
- Sable brush size 12 is a useful pointed round
- Two water jars e.g. faber castell portable ones.
- Kitchen roll
Recommended pigments. Available in small tubes from the Heatherleys shop.
- Lemon Yellow (in some brands it’s best to get cadmium lemon yellow)
- Cadmium Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow
- Cadmium Red
- Alizarin Crimson (permanent)
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Umber Paynes Grey
- Viridian Green
- Yellow Ochre