NF191 - Art: Painting Birds in Watercolour NEW

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Course Art: Painting Birds in Watercolour NEW

In the natural world we see and hear birds every time we step outdoors. They are colourful and charming – it’s no wonder they make popular subjects for paintings. Learn how to paint feathers, eyes, feet and form in watercolour.

In this workshop we will paint a Chaffinch – a familiar and colourful garden bird.

Your tutor will provide a colour reference and simplified drawing of the subject.

Required Skills No formal qualifications are necessary, only a desire to be creative and a willingness to learn techniques to improve your painting. If you enjoyed art at school, or have always wanted to 'have a go' at watercolour painting, then this workshop is for you.
Teaching Method The class will usually include a short tutor demonstration and a chance to ask questions but is mostly practical. During the class there will be plenty of opportunity for one-to-one assistance. Towards the end of the session there will be time for everyone to come together and discuss what has been achieved and to compare drawings and paintings, if you wish.
Outcomes By the end of the course, learners will have increased confidence and ability in painting by plenty of hands on experience and will have improved their techniques.
Materials required Please bring your usual watercolour materials along with the following: Paints (pans or tubes): Cobalt Blue French Ultramarine Cadmium Red Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Yellow Yellow Ochre Burnt Sienna Sepia Designer Gouache opaque white (tube only) (If you can't get the gouache white, we will only use a little so don't worry) Brushes (Rounds): No.8, No.5, No.3 & No.1 (make sure the above come to a fine point) Plus a larger brush for washes Watercolour Paper: 300gsm (140lb) thickness Cold pressed (NOT) surface minimum A4 size 14 x 10 inches recommended Pencil (B or HB) Pencil sharpener and rubber Water container and good size palette and cloth/kitchen roll Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge but in order to avoid waste we are asking learners to bring their own re-usable coffee cups if possible.
Homework required
Assessment At the start of the course you will be given your own individual learning plan. Your tutor will record your entry level and together you will track your progress and achievements.
Progression to We will support learners to make informed choices about their next steps by providing appropriate individual and/or group information, advice, and/or guidance tailored to need and desired outcomes. You will be able to progress on your own or with a painting group. Join ‘Watercolour Landscapes – Beginners Plus’ at this Centre with the same tutor. Check out all our courses at
Duration 1 session
Start Date Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Course Costs £45.00
Concessions £36.00
Timing-start 10:00 am
Timing-end 4:00 pm
Course Code NF191
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