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An Introduction to Watercolours

Mon 19 February, 2018, 2:00pmMon 26 March, 2018, 4:30pm


Date: Mon 19 February to Mon 26 March
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Price: 85 – 90
Venue: Jubilee Stores

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Mondays, 19 Feb – 26 Mar (6 weeks) / 2 – 4.30pm / £90 / £85* concessions 

This beginners’ course will show you how to lay and overlay watercolour washes, to deepen and change colours and to build up, step by step, a simple painting. Some basic drawing will be included to help you with composition. Along the way you will learn a few tricks of the trade to take away and continue with your new-found skills. A materials list is available online or from Box Office.


Materials List (student quality materials will be fine):

Water jars and drawing boards are provided, but it would be useful to have a drawing board of your own (MDF, approx 20in x16in)

A small box of watercolour paints containing 10 or 12 pans or tubes

3 round brushes, 1 large (12), 1 medium (8) and 1 small (2)

A palette. NOT a flat palette, but one containing a number of cups in which puddles of watery paint can be mixed – a deep ice cube tray works

Watercolour paper. A pad A3 size, 140lb (300gms) with a “Not” surface

Drawing paper. A3 size basic sketch pad or sheets of printing paper

Pencil HB, H or thereabouts

A putty rubber, a ruler and a roll of gummed paper tape.

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