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Papers, pigments, colour mixing, exploring the techniques of watercolour e.g. washes, bleeding, drying times, wet on wet, opaque colour, graduated fades, water to pigment ratios, drawing and observational skills.
This course is open to all who are interested in the subject; some drawing experience would be beneficial
None but some previous experience of an art based subject would be useful.
Demonstrate good drawing and observational skills. Demonstrate the control and flow of watercolour application. Demonstrate transparent washes and overlays. Recognise the importance of drying times and maintaining hard edges.. See and record comparative tonal values. Use colours informed by colour theory, and show how local colour becomes tonal when affected by light and shade. Develop your touch and handling to be in sympathy with form and content. Demonstrate a range of watercolour painting techniques, bleeding, graduated fades, wet into wet, washes and overlays. Demonstrate the ability to let the water do some of the work. Deconstruct and transcribe painting by watercolour masters. Draw directly with the paint (not just filling in areas).
Whole class talks covering resource materials, methods and examples. Practical work with individual discussion. Practical activities. Formal and informal discussion and feedback during the class.
Search out resource material, keep a colour notebook, prepare paper and sketches, stretch paper.
One to one and group feedback sessions. Your progress will be charted by both you and the tutor using your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.
Use your work to contribute to your portfolio which you may use to apply to higher level courses in adult, further or higher education. Work independently for pleasure. Use knowledge of colour mixing for other art disciplines e.g. interior design and fashion design, architecture.
We have some water colour paper available to use in class. You will need to bring your own paints and brushes although we have a limited supply for those who have none
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.