Watercolour for Beginners - Yateley Library - Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January and 6th February 2024


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Watercolour for Beginners

Yateley Library

Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January and 6th February 2024

10.00am to 12.00pm

Enjoy discovering how to paint in watercolours, and how to use the medium to achieve different effects.

Learn the basics and discover how to paint simple scenes using tried and tested techniques, taught through demonstration and hands on painting.

  • Select appropriate brushes and paper to work with watercolour and identify and describe the techniques you will use
  • Demonstrate use of tone and colour to create atmosphere, depth, light and perspective
  • Describe and demonstrate different techniques for masking and preserving the white of the paper to create highlights, pattern and texture
  • Demonstrate how to plan and paint an image from a reference and create 4 simple painted scenes of landscapes, still life and flowers

Who is this course for: People who would love to learn how to use watercolour to paint pictures step-by-step in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment

Previous knowledge or experience: No experience necessary, but you’re welcome if you have a bit of experience too and would like to consolidate your knowledge

How will I learn: You will learn from watching the tutor demonstrate techniques then having a go yourself

How will I be assessed: You will receive encouragement and constructive feedback throughout the sessions

What shall I bring: Materials list provided a week prior the course. Please contact the tutor if you require the list sooner (kristin.rawcliffe@gmail.com)

Next steps: Further art courses such as Drawing Portraits at Yateley Library or join Craft and Natter at Yateley 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.

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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