Watercolour painting for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for beginners to watercolour painting

Course content

You will start with some warm up exercises painting from life and then more freely.

Support and feedback

The tutor will provided 1:1 support, feedback and encouragement.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to bring your own paint, brushes and palette. There will be some basic economy watercolour paper to purchase from the tutor and drawing boards to borrow. If you wish to stretch paper you will need to bring your own board and gum strip.

Please ensure the course is running before you purchase any materials/equipment.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

The tutor may recommend artists to look at – this can also be done in class on the tablet.

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

I am an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and I teach study skills at Petroc college. I have taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. I graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art & I gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

I have worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq

I have lived in Devon for the past four years where I have recently set up my printmaking studio. My current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon and I am interested in texture and pattern in the landscape inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. I am interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

I aim to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience. I also aim that where possible learners are able to continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

My teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment.

I am a member of NDA North Devon Arts and have exhibited in their open exhibitions at the Broomhill Hotel also The Burton open exhibition and Westward Ho! open exhibition. In 2015 I took part in NDA Art Trek.

I currently have work in Lantic Gallery Tiverton Devon, Churchgate Gallery Porlock Somerset, Gallery 39 in Barnstaple and Off Shore Blooms in Braunton

Please have a look at my website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date27 Sep 2017
End date01 Nov 2017
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available