Creative Watercolours - Gosport Discovery Centre - Friday 21st, 28th June, 5th and 12th July 2024


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Creative Watercolours

Gosport Discovery Centre

Friday 21st, 28th June, 5th and 12th July 2024

10.00am to 1.00pm

To enable learners to feel more confident in using watercolours in a loose and expressive way.

  • Understand that there are different ways to use watercolour paints
  • Use different techniques to create different effects
  • Use multiple layers of paint to build up your picture
  • Create at least two pieces of work using watercolours

Approachable sessions and activities to help you build your confidence and develop your skills in using watercolours expressively.

We will be looking at how to mix paint on the paper and will look at applying washes and paint to wet and dry paper.  We will be using salt, clingfilm, water, watercolour pencils and other objects to create effects and develop our skills, as well as building up layers of paint in our work.

We will be using photos and images as inspiration during the course.  Please see the details below for what to bring with you.

Who is this course for: Ideal for those wanting to gain confidence.

 Previous knowledge or experience: A basic understanding of how to draw (i.e. shading, texture, highlights and shadows) is helpful but not essential

What shall I bring:

You will need:

  • A range of watercolour paints (pan or tubes are fine)
  • A drawing pencil (i.e. 2B)
  • Plenty of cartridge paper (preferably A4) for practicing and activities
  • Heavier watercolour paper (A4) for your main pictures
  • Some watercolour pencils if you have them
  • Please also bring a water pot, cloth or kitchen roll, brushes and palette
  • A small container of Salt
  • A coin i.e. 2p coin
  • Clingfilm if you already have some at home
  • Small piece of thick card
  • Please bring a colourful photo/image to the first class
  • Please note that some of the techniques can get a bit messy. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. You may also find an apron useful

Next steps: Further art and craft sessions or clubs and societies

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made: 

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued  
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course 

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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