Turner's Landscape Watercolour Techniques

 


Art Masterclass


 

Turner’s Landscape Watercolour Techniques


Course Dates: July 20th - 23rd 2020

Over three days, you will learn watercolour techniques used by William Turner; the legendary Romantic painter from the 19th Century and rival of Constable. You will be able to practice Turner’s widely admired techniques that made awe-inspiring and sublime landscapes seen in museums today. During this 3-day masterclass, our expert tutor will provide you with demonstrations and exercises to master his technique and create dramatic and spectacular scenes. You will also learn about the art history behind some of Turner’s most legendary watercolours and the life of the artist himself.

You can attend this art masterclass both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our masterclasses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Masterclass Structure: 

  • Day one: Morning - Lecture on Turner’s watercolours, followed by the introduction of painting materials and set-up. Afternoon - Explanation and demonstration of light theory, values and colour theory Students practice value, edges and colour theory exercises
  • Day two: Morning - Explanation and demonstration about perspective in landscape paintings, thumbnail value studies and technique exercises on Turner’s iconic paper. Afternoon – Students practice exercises
  • Day three: Explanation and demonstration of Turner's landscape technique followed by students painting a master landscape copy for the rest of the day.

By the end of the art course, you will have learnt about light theory, value, colour theory, edges, perspective, brushes for specific techniques, mixing colour and different watercolour techniques. You will also have a clear historical and technical framework that you can use when admiring Turner and other Romantic artists’ work in museums and galleries around the world.

Key Techniques:

Our art tutors will provide you with booklets and manuals to aid your development. Content covered in this masterclass includes:

  • Learn value and colour mixing
  • Learn wet-in-wet
  • Create texture

Suitability

Suitable for adults and teens. All levels of watercolour painting abilities, including the complete beginner. This art course is particularly suitable for those with interest in watercolour landscape painting and a love for Turner’s style.

How to Book

1. Purchase the course below.
2. You will receive an email with instruction about how to attend the masterclass online or on-site at our central London art studio.

BOOK YOUR COURSE

Course Dates

July 20th – 23rd 

Mon to Wed, 10-3 (Lunch Break 12-12:30pm)

Booking Closes:

July 15th 2020

Time left to book

£390 + VAT

Available seats left: 10

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MATERIALS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in an art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from the list below, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have also designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order the recommended pack for this masterclass here below.

Artists’ Watercolour Painting Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine watercolour set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Blue Lake, Phthalo Blue, Light Green, Viridian Green, Phthalo Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Mars Black).
  • Watercolour mixing palette
  • 5 watercolour sable round brushes of different sizes
  • Watercolour paper sketchbook
  • Bucket
  • Washcloth
  • Cotton Tote Bag in Black & Gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£160 | £125 + VAT

Artists’ Watercolour Painting Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine watercolour set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Blue Lake, Phthalo Blue, Light Green, Viridian Green, Phthalo Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Mars Black).
  • Watercolour mixing palette
  • 5 watercolour sable round brushes of different sizes
  • Watercolour paper sketchbook
  • Bucket
  • Washcloth
  • Cotton Tote Bag in Black & Gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£160 | £125 + VAT

OUR TUTORS

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

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