Learn to Paint in Watercolours

Learn to Paint in Watercolours

Course Details

By the end of this course you will have:

Explored a range of painting techniques and approaches – through looking at a variety of artists and themes, including Mondrian (flowers), Sargent & Rodin (figures) and Turner (landscapes), as well as contemporary watercolours.

Built on previous knowledge and skills, such as colour mixing, properties of pigments (e.g. transparency). Students will be introduced to other water based media such as gouache and ink and improve observational drawing and painting skills.

Students will learn through demonstrations, one to one tuition, informal discussion and handouts.

This course is designed for students with some watercolour experience although beginners most welcome.

Information & Support

What do I need to bring to the course? 

Your watercolour set should include a pan or set of tubes with the following colours or similar:

  • A warm yellow and a cool yellow (lemon).
  • A warm red (Vermillon) and a cool red (Alizarin Crimson).
  • A warm blue (French Ultramarine) and a cool blue (Prussian or Cerulean).
  • Viridian Green.
  • Chinese or Titanium white, Ivory black.
  • Useful neutrals: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber.

Please also bring:

  • Watercolour brushes in a range of sizes, fine for detail, broader for washes.
  • An apron or shirt to protect clothes.
  • Kitchen towel or cloth to wipe brushes.
  • Containers for water – one for cleaning brushes and another for clean painting water.
  • A4 to A3 paper. A weight of 300gsm recommended.
  • You may wish to bring your own easel or table easel and a plastic sheet or newspaper to protect it.

Additional course costs.
You will need to pay for your own art materials. Advice will be given to keep costs to a minimum.

Please note that A1 and A2 sheets of drawing paper are available to purchase at the Centre.

Courses are run continually, and you will be able to join these to further develop your skills.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LLAC1193AU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 21/09/2021 to 30/11/2021 Time: 13:00 to 15:00 Cost: £120.00 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLAC1193SP Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 11/01/2022 to 22/03/2022 Time: 13:00 to 15:00 Cost: £120.00 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLAC1193SU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 26/04/2022 to 05/07/2022 Time: 13:00 to 15:00 Cost: £120.00 Contact: 01590 679457

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.