Art - Watercolour and Drawing All Levels (Topsham)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Matthews Hall, Topsham 03-Oct-19 05-Dec-19 Thursday 09:30-12:00 £203 £93

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

You will work at your own pace developing skills in observational and expressive art techniques, from still life to landscape studies. Suitable for beginners or more experienced students. 

Learning takes place through tutor explanations, one to one tutorial dialogue and practical demonstrations, as well learning from other class members.

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019. 

This course is also held at Exeter Community Centre on Wednesdays - click here for further information

What topics will I study?

Demonstrations, instruction and advice will be a central part of the sessions, which will include the following topics: Observational drawing

• Expressive mark-making in dry and wet media

• Colour theory and mixing

• Composition

• Perspective

• Watercolour masking

• Wet to wet washes

• Examples of relevant artists

Subjects for study may vary, but will include:

• Landscape from reference photos or from life

• Still life

• Figure studies

• Flowers

In addition, the course will cover technical aspects of watercolour, such as:

• Specialist papers

• Brushes

• Paints

• Paper stretching

• Equipment

What are the entry requirements?

None, this course is suitable for beginners and for the more experienced, as everyone will work individually with tutorial support and guidance.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

The course is structured to provide flexible educational opportunities that will meet your needs as your skills develop, so you could return to this course.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources will be provided for the first session, you will then need to build up your own materials

What do our students think?

The aims of each session were clear."

Great opportunity to exchange ideas."

We were able to put advice and lessons into practical use."

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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