Watercolour Painting – Expressive and Traditional Techniques

Watercolour Painting – Expressive and Traditional Techniques

Course Details

By the end of this course you will have explored a range of painting techniques and approaches. You will do this through looking at a variety of artists and themes, including Mondrian (flowers), Sargent & Rodin (figures) and Turner (landscapes), as well as various contemporary watercolours. This learning opportunity will build on your previous knowledge and skills such as colour mixing, properties of pigments. You will also be introduced to other water-based media such as gouache and ink, while improving your observational drawing and painting skills. You will learn through demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, informal discussions and handouts. This course is designed for students with some watercolour experience, although beginners will be welcome.

Information & Support

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.
  • B or 2B drawing pencils.
  • Hairdryer, if possible.

Useful neutrals include Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LLAC1196SP Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 10/01/2023 to 21/03/2023 Time: 13:00 to 15:00 Cost: £132.00 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLAC1196SU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 18/04/2023 to 27/06/2023 Time: 13:00 to 15:00 Cost: £132.00 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.