Watercolour painting for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

In this watercolour painting course, you will learn different painting techniques that will enable you to develop your skills within watercolour painting. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will learn different watercolour painting techniques including, washes and masks, you will learn how to mix colour and learn about colour theory. You will be able to experiment and create a sample book of techniques. In the following weeks you will be able to develop these skills in short projects including painting from natural objects or something of your own choice. Throughout the course your tutor will show you different artists work to inspire and inform you.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice.

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring any watercolour paints that you may have, together with brushes and paper.

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 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, there is no need to do anything in your own time, but you may wish to experiment on your own between classes.

About the tutor

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

Nicky is 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.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners can continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date17 Sep 2019
End date15 Oct 2019
Start time18:30
End time21:00
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