Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Topsham)

Art – Watercolour and Drawing (Topsham)

You will work at your own pace developing skills in observational and expressive art techniques, from still life to landscape studies.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Art and Craft
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level All levels
  • Location Community Locations – See Below
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date 01-Oct-2020
  • Day Thursday
  • Times 9:30-12:00
  • Fee £170 per term
  • Reduced Fee £83 per term
  • Course Code X0PWADE0/9/B

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 Matthews Hall, Topsham – click here for directions.

It’s also held at St Matthews Church Hall, Exeter on a Wednesday.

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.


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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