Autumn 5-week Term 1:
21 September – 19 October 2020
Autumn 5-week Term 2:
2 November – 30 November 2020
Half Term: 26–30 October 2020 (no teaching)
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Join artist tutor Julia Roach on this five week course exploring basic techniques to becoming a confident and creative watercolourist. Students will be introduced to brush techniques and basic washes before moving on to a longer tonal study using learnt approaches. The last part of the course will focus on the great outdoors and a celebration of the season, working with watercolour materials to create responses to natural still life compositions and landscapes.
What will I need to bring?
You should bring a watercolour pad, basic set of watercolour paints, an apron, a drawing pad and pencil, and a medium sized household paint brush. Shared tools including palettes, paintbrushes and easels will be available for your use but you are welcome to bring your own. Artwork will need to be taken away between weeks, so please bring something to transport your work. We find a vegetable box is suitable.
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.