Watercolours for Beginners

Watercolours for Beginners

Course Details

You will learn the fundamental skills of painting in watercolours, from wet into wet techniques to more detailed approaches (This is often a preferential choice for the individual artists) 

You will learn how to mix colours from a limited palette and use various colour mixing techniques i.e. mixing colours on the paper, mixing colours before you paint, making the most of granulating colours. 

You will paint a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes and buildings. You will also use wax resist, lifting out and dry brush.

Information & Support

Your tutor will demonstrate various techniques at relevant points during the day.

Please bring with you: 

 

  • 2B Pencil and Eraser
  • Watercolours: Please bring whatever watercolours you have but suitable colours will be Raw Siena, Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow. If you have individual colours, then Indigo will also be useful.
  • Paper: A good quality watercolour paper 300 gsm (not smooth surface) Bockingford is a good choice. Bring the size you are most comfortable with either in a pad or individual sheets (purchased from art shops)
  • Brushes Synthetic brushes will be fine however if you have any Sable brushes please bring these. Flat or Round minimum size 6 (round)  

Suitable visual resources will be available however if you prefer to bring your own please do.

Additional courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills. Please see the current Leisure Courses brochure for details.

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.