Watercolour: For All (LDH413CD22)


Drill Hall, Horsham


10:00 - 12:00


2 hours x 9 sessions

Helen Kelly

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£117.00
Total cost£117.00


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

What is the course about?

BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME to this Learning for Personal Interest course. You will learn and develop a wide range of techniques in watercolour painting that will help to build your confidence in this medium. These will include flat, overlaid, graded and blended washes. You will also be shown simple methods of colour mixing and some exciting texture techniques. Alongside this you will be encouraged to improve your drawing skills. As a guide, by the end of the course you will have produced samples of watercolour techniques, colour mixing charts and completed several finished pieces of work Your tutor will help you set personal goals for you to aim for and provide regular feedback on how you are doing. All lessons will have learning aims which the tutor will share with you and they will track how you are progressing throughout the course and keep you informed. This is a practical course with lots of opportunities for getting hands-on experience using a wide variety of techniques.

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

This course is designed for all abilities including beginners.

What do I need to bring with me?

Suggested materials you will need for the course: A4 cartridge pad, 2H, HB and 2B pencils, an eraser and sharpener. A3 pad of Cold Pressed watercolour paper Tubes of watercolour paints: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Red, Permanent Alizarin, Cerulean Blue (or Winsor Blue Green Shade) and French Ultramarine, or the nearest equivalent to these 6 colours. I recommend the following set of watercolour brushes as being very good value for money: Curtisward Mastertouch Aquamarine Round Artists Watercolour 8 Brush Set. Circular white plastic palette with 8-10 wells, 2 water pots, kitchen paper, some cling film. Please get in touch with Aspire if you would like to contact the tutor about materials.

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?

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, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

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

Drill Hall
Denne Road
West Sussex
RH12 1JF