Using Watercolour – Painting the Seasons - Alton Library - Monday 22nd, 29th April, 13th, 20th May and 3rd June 2024


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Using Watercolour – Painting the Seasons

Alton Library

Monday 22nd, 29th April, 13th, 20th May and 3rd June 2024

2.00pm to 4.00pm

An introduction to using watercolours to capture the beauty of landscape paintings over the seasons.

  • Create using watercolour to paint and express the seasons capturing both the colours and atmosphere
  • Apply colour and tone appropriate to reflect the seasons to all paintings using colour theory
  • Create at least three watercolour paintings taking account of perspective affecting hue, chroma, tone and temperature
  • Identify the key fundamentals to creating a work of art that will support growth in your techniques and skills

Watercolour is a beautiful medium that has a long history of use and when used correctly it can be used to create stunning paintings with atmosphere and/or impact

Who is this course for: Beginners and improvers. Individuals looking to develop their creative skills using watercolours and to gain an understanding of foundation skills, 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 varied style of painting and easily utilised with correct application 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 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: All materials will be provided for a materials fee of £10

Next steps: Understanding Colour and its Application in Painting at Alton Library

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.

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