INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR
This online class is for anyone who wishes to explore the exciting potential of contemporary watercolour.
We study various artists who have used watercolours, build a visual databank of various techniques and discuss the elements that make up a great work. Technical applications and processes will be demonstrated so as to highlight the possibilities of this medium, and to achieve the expression you are looking for, or to inject new possibilities into your current practice.
This supportive, explorative, fun online class is suitable for beginners, or for those with some basic painting experience, though not necessarily with watercolour.
Reliable desktop computer/smartphone/laptop
Internet connection /wireless
Zoom account can use a free version
Watercolour paints: pans or tubes, for beginners pans, are easier to work with
Watercolour paper: 300gsm cold press roughly A4 or A3 size, loose pack of sheets or block
Flat synthetic brush approx. size 24, smaller will work
Round synthetic brush approx. size 6 - 10
Purple delicate painters’ tape
Candlestick or masking fluid
Butter or pallet knife only needed if working from a watercolour block
Session 1 Introduction to the course and watercolour materials. The tutor will demonstrate several techniques.
Session 2 Techniques continued, putting various techniques together to create finished works.
Session 3 Colour theory, glazing, tonal exercises, negative painting.
Session 4 Reflections and flowers: different types/techniques demonstrated.
Session 5 Composition, looking at the elements that make a work of art through a slide presentation of historical and contemporary artists works.
Session 6 Blind contour drawing and music are an explorative, fun escape from the world while finding creative ways to keep your watercolour practice going. Demonstration, slideshow, and music.
"Krystie is excellent, very inspiring... just lovely... she runs a great class". Kate Jones