More creative watercolours 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 be there at all times for help and support for you.

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

Your tutor will be Harry Roberts. Harry started working for Learn Devon in 2012 and teaches various courses in arts and crafts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, feltmaking, ceramics and stained glass. Harry teaches to students of all levels at different venues in North and West Devon. Before joining Learn Devon he worked as a full time Art & Design Tutor at North Devon College (now known as Petroc). When he is not working he will either be found in his studio, making large paintings/sculptures or tinkering with his collection of cars and racing bikes (essentially anything that goes fast). Harry is also a qualified fitness coach and attends a local gym three times a week. He enjoys cycling, camping, spending time with friends, travelling (especially in India, Thailand) and cooking. Harry enjoys teaching and showing students new skills and possibilities through art and making new things. He believes creativity is life affirming and fun for everyone. He frequently changes his hair colour from blonde and pink to lilac, so he definitely doesn’t go unnoticed around our centre.

Start date03 June 2020
End date08 July 2020
Start time14:30
End time17:00
Concessions not available