Intermediate Watercolour Painting with Julia Roach (Part 2)

Five week Creative Course


20, 27 June 2022
4, 11, 18 July 2022


Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+ 
For those who have a good understanding of watercolour painting and drawing and wish to develop their skills and style.

What will be covered in the class?
This course is structured to ensure participants enhance their established painting skills. All will create individual painting’s and explore ideas with guidance of an experienced watercolour tutor. You will have opportunity to incorporate mediums such sea salt/rubbing alcohol/ corn-starch. You will be introduced to array contemporary watercolour artists that are known for using these approaches as well creating a series of beautiful watercolour paintings.

Week 1: Textures and “wet on wet” backdrops painting organic forms / use fan brushes / sponging and line to create a bold beautiful watercolour painting

Week 2: Small scale watercolours, details from old buildings in the locality focusing on edges and surfaces depicting rusty metal.

Week 3: Depicting old weather rusty and weathered window / doors using the locality partly as inspiration (and revisit some techniques of previous weeks) fine liners/ inks and sea salt .

Week 4: After focusing on details in previous week the focus the bigger picture epic skies and textured foreground – introduction to using glycerine. one to one guidance and group instruction (some may wish to use rulers).

Week 5: Individuals ideas developed, explore depth and distance – planned and discussed over the previous sessions. Tutor led painting working upright or at angle.

What will students leave the class with?
Preliminary drawings using a variety of drawing mediums, lots of painting exercises and test pieces, as well focused watercolour painting/s on occasion pertinent to mediums or approach used.
What will I need to bring?
Please note as an intermediate course material are not included. You will need to bring:
  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour brushes
  • A household paint brush
  • Palette
  • Water container
  • Watercolour pad A3 (preferable) or A4 (minimum 300gsm weight)
  • Pencil (soft e.g. 2–4b)
  • Putty rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Drawing pad

Art Studio: The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Julia Roach is an established visual artist and facilitator whose practice is primarily focused on experimenting with mixed media, graphite and inks. Julia’s work often features collected and found objects. Drawing is intrinsic part of her creative process and my approach is predominantly figurative incorporating colour and exploring a variety of mark making approaches. Julia holds a BA in Painting from Canterbury College of Art and an MFA from Newcastle University.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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