Beginners Watercolour (4 x 2.5 hour evening sessions)

Tutor: Private: Ian Scott Massie

Level:
Novice

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Weekly Daytime

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Dates: 17, 24 March, 14, 21 April

If you’re new to watercolour or haven’t painted in watercolour for a while, this 4 week course with Ian Scott Massie is just the thing to get you going. Over 4 sessions you will get a comprehensive grounding in the principles of using watercolour.

– Learn the principles of watercolour painting
– Be confident of the materials & equipment needed
– Try out and experiment with different techniques
– Be guided through the processes involved and be inspired!

Over the 4 sessions you will try out different techniques and apply them to your paintings week by week, including a “homework” project. There will be plenty of one-to-one support available.

What to expect

A weekly course at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create and develop your skills. The weekly format allows you to develop your work and ideas between sessions, you can work more at your own pace and really feel you have moved on from week one to the end.

You can expect the usual warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet and get to know like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There may be two courses going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the others are up to!

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Due to the requirement for change-overs between morning/afternoon/evening sessions for weekly courses, the finish time given is fairly crucial – the session should not overrun.

All refreshments are included before and during the session each week although lunch is not. However, by popular demand we do provide a light lunch consisting of soup or similar and a pudding from 12:00pm until just after 1:00pm so that anyone attending either morning or afternoon sessions need not go hungry! The cost is £5 and it can be booked and paid for each week for the following week. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you require lunch for week 1.

What you’ll need to bring with you

If you do have your own equipment, the list below will be required. If you don't have all this, there will be some materials available to either buy or borrow.

Boards will be provided but if you have a support that you normally use, bring it along.
Plates and a few palettes will be available but if you have one, please bring it
A selection of watercolour brushes including a large round or flat brush.
A pencil, rubber and small sketch pad. Masking tape.
A selection of colours, preferably in tube form, which are of reasonably good quality plus a tube of white gouache. Please avoid own brand or discount store paints - the better the quality the more pleased you'll be with the results.
At least five sheets of good quality watercolour paper - no smaller than 10” x 8” of at least 140 lb. (The weight is usually given on the cover of a pad.) We will be doing some fairly wet work so the better the quality and the heavier the paper the better. Crimson & Blake or Crawford & Black papers have proved unequal to the job on previous workshops!
If you have stretched your paper beforehand (something I don't do) please bring some unstretched sheets as well.


A small selection of paints will be on sale if you need to replenish your supplies.

Tutor: Private: Ian Scott Massie

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