Watercolour is the most popular medium for people who take up art. This course is designed for both absolute beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to refresh their skills.
***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 0176660***
Sundays from 30th June 2019, 11:30am – 5pm, £125 for the 3 days.
Many watercolourists quickly become frustrated and give up with the medium, due to its unforgiving nature. This three day course will help you overcome that basic problem. Artist Roy Munday will introduce you to the materials needed. Initially, you will be shown how to lay on a basic graduated wash, wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry (two of the essential techniques) together with a variegated wash using more than one colour.
Master these and you will have made huge progress and will start enjoying watercolour. Roy will introduce a subject to the class and demonstrate the exercise before you practice yourself. These exercises will follow the principle of ‘lets keep it simple‘ so that your effort can be about mastering the technique of using watercolour.
You will start by using one colour, so you can concentrate on the application of paint without the complication of colour and how to work tonally. Working from a simple subject you will be shown how to use watercolour effectively so that you can achieve fluid, refreshing and spontaneous paintings, for which watercolour is most suited. You will be encouraged to simplify the subject rather than working to exact detail and fiddling – which often ends in overworked or static paintings.
The emphasis of the course will be to give you confidence so that you can take chances with the medium and experiment to create exciting work. You will be encouraged to work at home, if time allows, to speed-up your progress.
Tutor: Roy Munday
Roy is trained in traditional techniques in both fine art drawing and watercolour, which he uses to create his own portfolio of striking artwork. He has led classes and demontrations in both disciplines for several years, having been awarded the Norman Moores painting and drawing fellowship.
Spring Session 2019: Sundays from 30th June
7th, 14th July
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
£125 for the 3 day course (full course must be booked in advance)
You will need to provide your own materials, a full list will be provided 2-3 weeks before the start of the course. To ensure you get the most from the course you may wish to bring the below essentials:
- Watercolour brush pen set
- range of synthetic brushes
- watercolour gummed art pad
- set of pencils
- eraser and sharpener
- sponge erasers
- masking fluid
- kitchen towel
- jam jars for water
We have a suggested prefilled basket of all the materials you will need for the course with 5% off! Click here to view the basket and feel free to add or take away items.
- There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
- To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.