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Art - Painting in Watercolour

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CV1010Art - Painting in Watercolour 24/02/202223/06/20227:00 PM9:00 PMGEARIESAvailable for enrolments
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More information about this Course


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COVID-19 In order to ensure the safety of staff and learners, the way we can provide courses in the Autumn Term has changed. See details below. There may be further changes if Government and Public Health advice changes. In these challenging times, the safety of learners and staff is our highest priority. We are therefore introducing a range of measures to protect every member of the learning community at Gearies. These include strict limits on class sizes to ensure social distancing can be maintained within classrooms. There will also be additional procedures and limitations around the use of entrances and exits, corridors and other public areas.

How will the course benefit me
Learners enjoy this course and often return. The tutor encourages a friendly supportive environment where you will be working with washes, glazes and wet-on-wet techniques. The themes will range from still life, landscape and seasonal subject matter. You could be working from objects or photographs, sometimes these will be provided by the tutor, sometimes by the learner. You will gain in confidence and skill level and it will be stimulating and enjoyable.

Entry Requirements
This course is NOT suitable for complete beginners. It is aimed at those who have some experience (even if only a little). Learners will be building on their confidence and skill base and extending their ideas and knowledge.

What will I learn
This 15-week course is an introduction to painting in watercolour. Learners will practise the basic techniques of watercolour and also improve their drawing skills. Basic watercolour techniques will be taught, such as washes, glazes and "wet-on-wet", with projects that could include wildlife, landscape and still life. Colour-mixing will be included.

Course Delivery
Projects will be set by the tutor, and regular demonstrations will be given. There will be group discussions and one-to-one guidance. Learners may be asked to bring in objects for still life, or reference material they have collected (photos, sketches, etc.). They will also be encouraged to learn from each other as well as the tutor. Learners will be expected to follow the course programme and attend regularly to ensure progression.

Learning Assessment
You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor, who will assess you continually and informally. An Individual Learning Plan will help you monitor your progress and reach your targets.

Extra Costs
You will need to buy all materials and equipment for the course in advance. Please bring the following to the first lesson: a basic set of watercolour paints, inc. colbalt blue, ultramarine blue, magenta, yellow ochre and cadmium yellow. Size 6 and size 8 brushes (nylon will do), an A3 or A4 Langton pad (cold or hot pressed) and a plastic container for water. Please note: NONE OF THE MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE TUTOR.

Progression Routes
To other art courses within the Institute. Some learners move on to foundation courses or GCSE art. Some learners return to this course again as the content is always changing and it is a popular course.

Health & Safety
Please follow the advice of your tutor for all health & safety matters.

Covid H&S
You will be expected to follow the social distancing arrangements in place for the safety of staff and learners.

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