Painting the Portrait in Watercolour - Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Friday 23rd, 30th September, 7th and 14th October 2022


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Painting the Portrait in Watercolour

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Friday 23rd, 30th September, 7th and 14th October 2022

10.00am to 12.00pm

An introduction to using watercolours to create a portrait.

  • Use watercolour to paint and describe facial features capturing both colour and accuracy
  • Apply at least one colour group (complimentary, tertiary of analogous) to at least one painting using colour wheel theory
  • Create at least four watercolour paintings of features and drawings using fineliner and watercolour
  • Create a portrait from a photograph capturing tone and colour using watercolour
  • Identify how a mindful and focused task lowers stress

About the course: Watercolour is a beautiful medium that has a long history of use and can be used to create both accurate and impactful paintings

Who is this course for: Beginners and improvers. Individuals looking to develop their creative skills using watercolours, over informal fun sessions

Previous knowledge or experience: None required except lots of enthusiasm, willingness to learn and a desire to have fun. This is a very creative style of painting and so very suitable for beginners

How will I learn: This is a relaxing and friendly course with step by step demonstrations.  You will be gently guided through different drawing and painting activities, starting at the basics. Each week will focus on specific elements used within art with the portrait as the subject. The focus is on building small scale sketches before attempting a final painting

How will I be assessed: Through observation, questioning, discussion and peer/self-evaluation

What shall I bring: All materials will be provided

Next steps: Painting buildings in watercolour and ink

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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