Pen & Watercolour – Mindful Mark Making - Online course - Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd July 2024


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Pen & Watercolour – Mindful Mark Making

Online course

Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd July 2024

10.00am to 12.30pm

An introduction to combining pen with watercolours.

  • Use fine liner pens to draw at least two shapes and turn them into a form with either lines or values applied
  • Apply one colour group to at least one sketch using the colour wheel theory
  • Create at least two pen and watercolour drawings
  • Identify how a creative activity can be mindful

About the course: Fine liner pen and watercolour are beautiful mediums and when used together they create stunning effects

Who is this course for: Individuals looking to develop their creative skills using graphic pens and watercolours, over four 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 loose style of drawing 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 nature and urban scenes as the subject. The focus is on small scale sketches rather than a big final painting

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

What shall I bring:

  • Watercolour paper (Cold or Hot Pressed) 140lb in either a A4 or A5 pad or block or loose sheets
  • Sketch pad (doesn’t have to be expensive) or loose paper
  • HB Pencil and rubber
  • Waterproof fine liner pens (like the brand Uni pin) at least 0.1, 0.5 and 0.8 sizes or a black biro
  • Flat and round paint brushes small and medium (brushes come in number size but vary so much between brands, hence a rough guide)
  • Water pots x 2
  • Watercolour pan set or tubes at least Ultramarine blue, Crimson red, Cadmium red, Lemon yellow and a Brown like Burnt umber
  • Kitchen roll
  • Palette

Next steps: Drawing for Wellbeing

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