During this 5 week online course you will be guided through a number of different techniques of applying watercolour paint to a surface. Unlike other types of painting, when applied wet watercolour can be unpredictable, but you can learn some simple techniques that will help you to create beautiful and atmospheric pictures. Emily, the tutor, will introduce you to wet in wet technique, flat and graduating washes, mark-making and ways of creating texture.
There will be time to experiment with the techniques and Emily will demonstrate as you go along and give feedback on your work in progress. At the end of the course you will have created your own watercolour landscape painting. You will experience a fantastic way of enjoying a creative activity with limited materials whilst staying at home.
Suitable for beginners and anyone who wants
to practice watercolour techniques at home.
The course will be delivered over Whatsapp / FaceTime (whatever is easiest for you), Zoom and Padlet. Emily will begin and end the session via a group chat on Zoom and provide written information about the session and share pre-recorded video demonstrations on Padlet. Members of the group will be able to post comments, ask questions and send images of their work via Padlet. Emily will give one to one feedback via Whatsapp / FaceTime. This creates a virtual experience very similar to that of an in-person creative class.
Once signed up, you will be added to the Zoom group chat and Emily will guide you from there.
Things you need
In order to take part in the course you will need to make sure you have the following in place:
- Internet connection
- A smart phone or laptop/computer with the camera enabled
- Whatsapp / FaceTime or similar
- An email address to receive the link to the Zoom group chat (you don’t need a login)
Emily will help you to work with whatever materials you have at home but here is a list of suggested materials/equipment if you have access to them:
Watercolour paints (either in tubes or in a box), white plate or palette for mixing, an assortment of soft brushes, paper (watercolour or heavy cartridge in sheets or in a sketchbook), board for paper if not in a sketchbook (this could be a place mat or light bread board), water container, masking tape, kitchen roll and a water spray bottle (if you have one).
You will also need a quiet corner in which to work.
If you are able to you can order art materials online for delivery from Cass Art.
Emily Jolley is a trained painter having gained a degree in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She has been running art classes and workshops for many years in Brighton, Portsmouth and Greece. Her work was selected in The Sunday Times watercolour competition to be shown at the Mall, London. Emily’s practice is based at her studio in Phoenix Art Space.
Please note: by signing up to the course you are agreeing to share your name and phone number with Phoenix Art Space and this information will be passed on to Emily, the course tutor.
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