Watercolour: Beginners (H0978CA20)


Online Course, Aspire Cloud


13:00 - 15:00


2 hours x 4 sessions

Helen Kelly

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£61.20
Total cost£61.20


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

The course gives a structured introduction to painting with watercolour. Starting with basic techniques and the use of materials, you will develop your knowledge of colour, colour mixing and composition. We will explore a range of subject matter including still life, landscape and you will use what you have learnt to make simple paintings.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

You do not need any prior knowledge or experience to attend this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

Suggested materials to bring include; a HB or B pencil, a soft rubber, A4 or larger sized sheets of watercolour paper preferably 140lb/300gsm either loose or in a pad, selection of watercolour tubes (to include red, yellow and blue), palette or white plate for mixing paint. Brushes (e.g. no 4 and no 8 round and a hake or 1” flat), similar to this set on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Royal-Langnickel-Majestic-Premium-Watercolour/dp/B00296817W/ref=sr_1_57? keywords=watercolour+brush+set&qid=1554118689&s=gateway&sr=8-57. Additionally it is suggested that you bring, masking tape, kitchen roll, notebook/sketchbook and a pen to make notes

Are there any additional costs?

Some additional items will be required during the course. Your tutor will discuss these with you

What can I do next?

This course will roll over into the continuation course next term. After 2 years on this course you should discuss with the tutor moving forward onto the improvers course. You can also enrol on other painting and drawing courses with Aspire; start to practice on your own or with friends; submit work for national or local exhibition; join a local art society. Alternatively, you might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest. Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk

Course Location

Online Course
Aspire Cloud
West Sussex
ZZ99 9ZZ