Who is this course for?
This course is for both absolute beginners who would like to explore the simplest techniques of watercolour painting and for those who wish to build on basic core skills. The sessions will be relaxed, friendly and supportive.
Creating something new, using your hands, learning a new skill and making friends can help us to feel less isolated, can increase our self esteem and encourage us to use our time more productively, giving us a greater sense of wellbeing.
“No one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action,”
Professor Stewart Brown
You will be exploring the exciting possibilities of watercolour – experimenting with colour mixing, creating a variety of effects starting with abstracts. For this course the theme will be sea shore still life and seascapes
Support and feedback
Learners will get individual support and feedback from the tutor. Group conversations about project ideas will be encouraged.
Additional costs and requirements
Please bring. a small A5 watercolour pad – The Langton (cold Pressed) brand are best and can be bought from the Topsham art shop. Roll of low tack tape (Scotch or Magic Tape is best) You will be supplied with paints and brushes and larger watercolour paper sheets initially and advised about the basic watercolour materials you will need to buy for the rest of the course.
About the tutor
Along with working as a fine art tutor for Learn Devon Louise Banks also runs her own drawing courses and workshops in local community centres and galleries. She currently runs a regular Life Drawing class at Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Having trained at Goldsmiths’ College London she has over thirty years’ experience of teaching art to children and adults.
As a practising artist she has exhibited work in London, Hampshire and Bristol galleries and art fairs including venues such as the Air Gallery in Dover Street and The Affordable Art Fair, London. She mainly works in oil paint and inks. Media work includes an interview and demonstration on Channel four’s The Afternoon Show and a feature in Country Living Magazine.