More creative watercolour : using texture and special effects

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who have experience of watercolour painting and some special effects. This will produce unconventional and challenging images that push the boundaries. It’s watercolour (just) but not as you know it. Come along and explore something radical. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will be exploring new territory involving paper distressing and creasing, paper sanding, scorching and lamination, granulation and resist, watercolour with mixed media techniques. If you want to paint a ‘nice’ landscape, this is not the course for you.

Support and feedback

The tutor will always be there for help, advice and support.

Additional costs and requirements

A pencil, a range of brushes, palette and water pot, watercolour paints, watercolour paper.

An A2 piece of 9mm plywood or MDF to use as a drawing board.

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, but anything you did would be to your advantage.

About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.  

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.  

When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.  

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’  

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date26 Feb 2020
End date25 Mar 2020
Start time14:30
End time17:00
Concessions not available