Drawing and Watercolour Painting
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About this course
Are you interested in developing your drawing skills and in painting with watercolours? If so, our course will help you to do this. You don't need any previous experience as our tutor caters for all abilities providing a high degree of individual help and attention. All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment with different techniques.

What will I learn?
The aim of the course is to help you to develop your observational skills and stimulate your creativity while exploring different techniques in both drawing and watercolour painting.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Use pencil for creating shading using hatching and cross hatching techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tone and perspective
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with different wash techniques
  • Use colours to express emotion.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Drawing Techniques - using pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and pastel to develop gradations of tone created by shading, hatching and cross hatching
  • Wash Techniques - flat and graded washes, wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, creating highlights, textures and effects
  • Observational Skills - developing observation skills to gain a deeper understanding of what we see
  • Composition - visual balance; positive and negative shapes
  • Colour Mixing - the transparent, opaque and staining qualities of watercolour
  • Subjects - a broad subject range will be covered including still life, landscape, architecture, figures and sketching on location.
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
Additional costs and information
You should bring with you drawing pencils (HB, 2B & 4B) and a putty rubber to the first session as well as any other drawing and watercolour painting equipment you already have. The tutor will advise you about any additional equipment and materials you may subsequently need. You may also wish to bring with you some small change for tea/coffee refreshments.
What could I do next?

You may be interested in enrolling on some of our other creative courses, such as Life Drawing and Painting in Acrylics. Other creative courses available at Wiltshire College include sewing, knitting and crochet, printmaking, creative writing, picture framing, upholstery and interior design.