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Boats at Low Tide by Martin Kelly

Watercolour Painting

This course concentrates on watercolour painting but also includes a bit of line drawing. Students will be introduced to various watercolour techniques such as wet on wet, mixing colours on the paper, wet onto dry, catching the tooth of the paper, scumbling, spattering, use of a rigger and feather, use of masking fluid, etc. Students will work at their own pace on subjects of their choice.

You can work on still life, flowers or from photographs.  I also have a wide range of watercolour images in a variety of styles and I demonstrate the various techniques involved as and when required.  All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to the more proficient.

Tutor:                    Martin Kelly

Time:                     Mondays 2pm – 4pm

Dates:                   Autumn term 2018: Sept 17 – Dec 10 (half term w/c Oct 22)
                               Spring term 2019:  Jan 7 – April 1 (half term w/c Feb 18)
                               Summer term 2019: April 29 – June 3 (to take into account May bank
                               holidays on 6th and 27th May)

Venue:                 Gosling Room

Fees:                     £124 for a 12-week term

                               £41 for a 4-week summer term

Art Class materials:

  • B or 2B pencil + eraser + pencil sharpener + 12” ruler
  • No 4 round watercolour brush
  • No 2 ‘Rigger’ or Liner watercolour brush (very long bristles)
  • a medium / large size, like a No 10 or 12, (cheap as in less than £3 ) ‘Mop’ watercolour brush.  If the shop does not have such a thing wait until class starts and we will sort it out then.
  • Winsor & Newton – Cotman Water Colour 12 Half Pan Sketchers’ Pocket Box (you should be able to get one for approx. £9), or bring in what you have but best not to buy a cheap set.
  • An A4 or A3 watercolour paper pad – 300gsm weight either Langton, Winsor and Newton Cotman, Aquafine, Bockingford or Cass Arts own brand.

I would suggest one with a nice texture (usually the one called ‘rough’), but if you want to create fine, detailed work, then a smoother texture would be best, such as ‘NOT’  or ‘cold pressed’ or even the smoothest paper; ‘Hot pressed’.

If you are a beginner please get the rough paper