Beginners Water Colour and

 

Mixed Media Painting Course

Structured, step by step staged learning,

with instruction, demonstrations and

1/advice for exercises and projects.   

For complete beginners (part 1) and for those with just a little experience(part 2)

Part 1 -10 wks. Starts Monday 7th  September Session times 1-3pm,  Course fee £100              

Layering and wet into wet techniques, The basic  colour wheel and mixing varying secondary  colours.  Using tonal values for to describe 3 dimensional  form.

Part 2 – 12 wks. Starts Monday 23rd September  Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £120

Wet into wet and using resist techniques. Mixing tertiary colours, using complements contrasts, and creating depth in your painting.

Intermediate Water Colour and

 

Mixed Media Painting Course

Structured, step by step staged learning,

with  instruction, demonstrations and 1/1

advice for  exercises and course projects.  

For those with beginner level skills and experience.                                           

Part 1 -10 wks. Starts Thursday 10th September Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £100

Intermediate water colour techniques, progressing  from existing skills.  The extended colour wheel,  and breaking the rules of distance.

Part 2 – 12 wks. Starts Thursday 26th November Session times 1-3pm.  Course fee £120

 Mixed media  and furthering resist techniques, mixing greens, and creating and using textures In a painting

Painter Workshops:

Combining Collage with Water Colour & other Media

These 10 week structured courses are on-going and are topic based.  Topics are chosen by students for subsequent courses from a large and varied range of options provided. Development of personal style is encouraged at this level.

For post intermediate / advanced students.

Starting Wednesday 9th September 2015           

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £100

“Combining Collage with Water Colour & Other Media”   

Collage is an easy way of adding variety and interest to a painting. The collage may be wording, pictures, or perhaps small pieces of colour.. The collage can be any type of paper which will provide a different character to the picture. Some papers can be used to provide a textured surface, which can be worked over with water colour or any other medium. The collage paper is glued into position, to cover some parts of the painting, and over this we can paint in water colour alone or incorporate other media into the picture. Collage pictures have a unique appearance that will never fail to fascinate a viewer.

Painter Workshops: 

Using Colour in Composition

These 10 week structured courses are on-going and are topic based.  Topics are chosen by students for subsequent courses from a large and varied range of options provided. Development of personal style is encouraged at this level.

For post intermediate / advanced students.

Starting Wednesday 2nd December 2015           

Session times 1-3pm. Course fee £100

“Using Colour in Composition”   

During this course, we will be focusing on the use of colour to provide balance and to create a focal point in the composition of a picture. We can also make good use of colour to provide both harmonies and contrast. This in turn provides an emotional response from our viewer. We can adjust, the choice of colour, it’s placement in a painting and the qualities of that colour. By modifying tonal values, intensity and temperature, to ensure an effective composition.

General

The venue is easy to get to, there is lots of space for (free) parking and the facilities are modern and clean.

Learn to Draw

Having enjoyed drawing immensely at school (in the 70’s), I’d only picked up a pencil a few times since and was disappointed because I couldn’t get ‘in the Zone’.  I thought what little skill I ‘d had was gone.  Kay’s structured and intelligent tuition reached into the bit of my brain that I thought was lost and gradually the skill returned.  It was astonishing to see what we all produced week after week.  Best of all, I regained that lovely feeling of being really alert but totally relaxed at the same time.  A lovely group of people.

Beginner’s Watercolour

I learned so much: choosing materials; stretching paper; different washes; really understanding colour mixing – and with only six tubes of paint.  I’d never used water colour before and found it very different – a bit like painting with smoke! – But Kay explained everything and it was very exciting and rewarding.  The lessons are a lovely mix of theory, demonstration and practical activities.  I’ve since looked at many books and they don’t even touch on half the really important stuff that Kay does in this course.

 

 

 

Intermediate Watercolour

I thought I’d learned loads on the beginners’ course but I developed and learned so much more on this one (still with only six tubes of paint).  The colour mixing lessons are inspired and should be on the national curriculum.  There are loads of opportunities to ask questions and try out the techniques.  Kay is so good at explaining things and encourages you to develop your own style.

 

 

 

Manda