Art Short Course

WATERCOLOUR

Watercolour


Traditionally associated with landscape painting due to its portability and scope for luminosity, watercolour can offer an enormous range of painterly effects. Our courses lead art students through the basics of watercolour painting into lessons tailored to their individual interests. From tinted sketches to multi-layered large-scale works, we offer students the flexibility to choose the focus of their lessons. We encourage perspective students to allow themselves adequate lesson time in order to experiment with the range of painterly effects that watercolour offers.

Suitability


This course is suitable for students with a specific interest in watercolours and the immediacy offered by that medium. Depending on your level, we have packages suitable for both those looking to create a foundation of technical knowledge and students wishing to expand and refine their practice. Particular emphasis will be placed on providing:

  • An understanding of colour theory and of how it relates to this medium.
  • Good knowledge of tools and materials involved in the process of developing a watercolour painting
  • Sound observational skills and ability to portray depth and space
  • Confidence in using watercolours to experiment with different subject matters and visual approaches.
  • An understanding of washes and layering
  • A comprehension of mass and line colouring
  • Experimentation in the depiction of different textures
  • The possibilities of manipulating watercolour paint for the purpose of creating various visual effects

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED

Our art courses are based on individual tuition with a maximum of 10 students allowed per class. Students will practice with different subjects and following a unique study plan according to each student’s skill level. Our tutors will closely work with each student, providing step by step guidance.

You will have an online account to book any of our weekly lessons via our website. Bookings will allow the tutors to know that you are coming and arrange the suitable subjects according to the feedback on your account. Your account will also be used by our tutors to leave feedback about your progress which is shared with the other teachers. This information allows tutors from different timeslots to be briefed on your progress, including what you did in the previous lessons, and what you should do in the upcoming ones, so to provide you with structured and sustained tuition.

As all our tutors are briefed on your progress, the time slots you book each week do not necessarily have to be on the same days and with the same tutors. For example, you can book a lesson on Wednesday with the tutor on duty this week and then book a Thursday lesson (which has a different tutor) for the week after.

If you have enrolled for a particular course, our tutors will cover all the necessary technical skills and guidelines that you should practice (see the tables below). We encourage students to attend lessons with different tutors as well. Many of them have different approaches to something you may have to learn, therefore enriching your views on how to approach a subject or a technique.


Choose A Course


WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

35
lessons

A full-length beginners course will allow watercolour art students to delve into the foundational aspects of handling this delicate medium. This course is intended to provide the student with a wide range of skills which would serve as the basis of a watercolour portfolio. In fact, upon completion of this course, most students will choose to continue to an intermediate level where they can focus on a specific subject or genre.

25
lessons

In this extended beginners course, art students will learn to further vary the application of watercolour paint through layering. Building on the skill set learnt in the early lessons of the course, students will have the opportunity to experiment with layering, opacity, drawing and mark-making.

15
lessons

This course offers a basic introduction to the techniques and materials involved in watercolour painting, followed by the development of these techniques. Students will learn colour mixing and begin to explore methods of creating differing edges and textures. Discussion of both historical and contemporary masters and practices will inform the development of students’ work

How to book?

35 Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Lessons (2 hours each)

15 Lessons (2 hours each)


35 Lessons


£800+ VAT (£1,050 | save £250)

5-months course

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Opacity
  • Drawing and mark-making with watercolours
  • Approaching a specific subject matter and projects to practice and experiment with foundational technical aspects.
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

25 Lessons


£600 + VAT (£750 | save £150)

4-months course

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Opacity
  • Drawing and mark-making with watercolours
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

15 Lessons


£450 + VAT

2-months course

  • Introduction to watercolour materials
  • Introduction to watercolour techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Creating different edges and textures
  • Approaching historical and contemporary examples

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?

WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATES

35
lessons

This full-length intermediate course will provide watercolour students with the possibility of refining in a more complete manner the technical aspects of their practice. A study of the work of some of the masters of watercolour, including JMW Turner, will be key in providing examples of techniques of a more complex nature. By the end of this course, the art student is expected to have a sound knowledge of the medium, to be developed further in the advanced course.

25
lessons

The extended intermediate course caters to students looking to push their knowledge of watercolour. It will also allow art students to approach and understand the unique relationships between this medium and the different subjects it can be used to depict, ranging from landscape to portraiture and still life.

15
lessons

The intermediate course offers the inquisitive student the chance to fully explore the wide scope that watercolour painting offers. Through a series of both experimental and more highly finished works, the student will begin to develop a personal touch and style. Ideas of mass and line drawing will be introduced, and a fuller knowledge of different materials will be reached.

How to book?

35 Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Lessons (2 hours each)

15 Lessons (2 hours each)


35 Lessons


£800+ VAT (£1,050 | save £250)

5-months course

  • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
  • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
  • Introduction to new materials
  • Development of personal touch and style
  • Relationship between the medium and different subject matter (e.g. portraiture, landscape, still life, etc.)
  • Master the complex compositional arrangements with the medium
  • Explore and tame new complicated techniques
  • Introduction to the work of historical masters
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

25 Lessons


£600+ VAT (£750 | save £150)

4-months course

  • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
  • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
  • Introduction to new materials
  • Development of personal touch and style
  • Relationship between the medium and different subject matter (e.g. portraiture, landscape, still life, etc.)
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

15 Lessons


£450+ VAT

2-months course

    • Development of an experimental and finished body of work
    • Introduction to mass and line drawing with watercolours
    • Introduction to new materials
    • Development of personal touch and style

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?

WATERCOLOUR COURSE FOR ADVANCED

35
lessons

Through this full-length advanced course, art students are expected to master the medium in their subject/genre of interest. This is intended for students who already have a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of the medium and is structured to allow students to explore more contemporary approaches to watercolour painting.

25
lessons

In the extended advanced watercolour course, students will be offered personalised tutoring over the course of 80 hours of lessons, during which they have the opportunity to select the themes of classes, allowing for the development of a substantial body of work and the creation of a distinct style.

15
lessons

The advanced watercolour course will be tailored to the requirements of the student. Tutors will asses the level of expertise of each individual student, and work with them to help further develop their understanding of the medium. The study of both historical and contemporary masters will be encouraged to further inspire the art student to experiment with their practice.

How to book?

35 Lessons (2 hours each)

25 Lessons (2 hours each)

15 Lessons (2 hours each)


35 Lessons


£800 + VAT (£1,050 | save £250)

5-months course

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint
  • Build or expand a professional portfolio/body of work with watercolours
  • Fully master a specific genre (e.g portraiture, or landscape, portraiture, etc.)
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

25 Lessons


£600 + VAT (£750 | save £150) 

4-months course

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint
  • Build or expand a professional portfolio/body of work with watercolours
certi-icon

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

15 Lessons


£450 + VAT

2-months course

  • Tailored advice and studies on specific subjects
  • Support with fine refinements of technical aspects
  • Explore new and contemporary approaches and styles with watercolour paint

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?