Watercolours: for all

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all levels, you will work at your own pace and level of ability. The tutor will offer 1:1 support as required and beginners may be given separate exercises to take them through the basics.

Course content

For beginners and those who wish:

Weeks 1-5: We will explore various ways to use the paint and associated tools through weekly exercises given by the tutor and will look at relevant painters.

Weeks 6-10: We will work more independently on our own painting or sketchbook work with 1:1 support from the tutor.

For returners:

You may wish to build on your own style and interests with weekly 1:1 discussion with the tutor.

There will also be the option of working from a still life in class.

All learners: first session

We will begin with some experimental and easy warm up exercises so please bring watercolour paint, paper, palette and brushes to the first session.

Support and feedback

Lots of 1 to 1 support and feedback and encouragement from the tutor and group participants.

Additional costs and requirements

Entry requirements: willingness to have a go!

Please bring with you:

– pencil and sketchbook.

– pad of watercolour paper

– Soft brushes

– Palette or plate

– Kitchen roll

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a  short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged  over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No – but the tutor may suggest you look at certain painters in between sessions to enrich your learning.

About the tutor

Suzy Fasht has been teaching drawing and painting for Learn Devon for the last eight years and is fully qualified to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector. She trained in Fine Art to post-graduate level and continues her own painting practise from her studio at Seale Hayne.

Further information about suzy at

Start date19 Jan 2018
End date16 Mar 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
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