Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Exeter)

Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Exeter)

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.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Art and Craft
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level All levels
  • Location Community Locations
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date Various (see below)
  • End Date Various (see below)
  • Day Wednesday
  • Times 13:00-15:30
  • Fee £170 per term
  • Reduced Fee £83 per term
Overview

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.

This course is held at St Matthews Church Hall, Exeter.

  • Autumn term: 02/10/19 to 05/12/19 – 9 weeks
  • Spring term: 15/01/20 to 18/03/20 – 9 weeks
  • Summer term: 22/04/20 to 24/06/20 – 9 weeks


It’s also held at Matthews Hall, Topsham on a Thursday.

 

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

Next steps: 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.

Entry Requirements

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

Facilities

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

Additional Costs

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

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