Watercolours: flower painting
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning watercolour painting and watercolour techniques. This course is aimed at any level, from beginner onwards.
You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of techniques for painting, including flower painting from both a still life and botanical illustration methodology. Each week there will be a different focus, technique or activity: experimental techniques, colour theory, perspective and composition, shadows and backgrounds. You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course via the online sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve.
Additional costs and requirements
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone / headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need to provide your own materials.
Additional information and resources
“How will I learn?
You will be working with your tutor and other learners using an online video platform called Zoom. Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout. You may wish to continue work between the sessions. This will help you to get the best from the course and to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.
Resources and additional information
Paper minimum size A3, cartridge and watercolour paper. · Pencil · Brushes · Watercolour paints, (tubes) · Palette and water pots · Other materials (salt, bleach, acetone or spirit) · Ruler · Pencil sharpener · Eraser
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on ‘watercolours using texture and special effects, illustration’ or choose from a range of Art courses: Abstract Painting, Still Life, Drawing & Painting or another art course with Learn Devon. You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you. Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.”