This course has concessions available

Watercolour For Beginners

Traditional and less conventional materials and

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone interested in working with watercolour, either as a beginner or for those who have previous experience with the medium but lack confidence. All are welcome.

This Course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB
This a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station

What does this course cover

We will explore a range of techniques for applying and manipulating watercolour on a variety of paper surfaces in a contemporary style.
There will be weekly painting exercises leading up to a final personal project.

What will it be like

Practical demonstrations will be given by your tutor and there will be painting exercises to take part in.
There will be handouts provided with useful tips, extended learning and also examples of established artists' work for historical context.
Each week you will receive individual support as well as take part in group discussion/feedback.

What else do you need to buy or do

An allocation of paper will be supplied but you might want to purchase a wider range of papers for the course.
New students need only buy 3 x colours of paint, small tubes, of RED, YELLOW AND BLUE (it's not worth purchasing lots of different paint at this stage).
A mixing palette and a few synthetic sable brushes (numbers 4 and 6 are recommended as well as a 1' flat brush for washes).

What this course could lead to

Further exploration of the medium on other courses offered at the Mary Ward Centre, progressing to Level 3 Foundation in Art and Design.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’