april, 2024

2024fri26apr(apr 26)10:00 amfri05jul(jul 5)12:00 pmOil and Watercolour Painting - FULL£145 (£87 concession) Mixed ability art course suitable for anyone wanting to progress in Oil and/or WatercolourColeridge Community CollegeDay:Friday length of course: 10 weeks

Paint Pallett with blobs of white, red and brown paint and a paint brush in the brown paint


April 26 (Friday) 10:00 am - July 5 (Friday) 12:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

If you are a complete beginner to Oil and Watercolour painting, or have some experience then this is the course for you. The course is designed for complete beginners to painting, and those who have some experience. The course will be based on the teaching of essential skills. These skills will be transferrable to any genre, style or medium in painting (watercolour, oil or acrylic) both traditional and contemporary. You will be able to progress at your own pace and will build confidence accordingly. In summary, this is a skills based course intended to equip you with essential skills for any genre or style.
The course is priced per 10 weeks (one term); you may find, as many learners do, that you will want to continue for more than 10 weeks; if this is the case you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for another term.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No experience is necessary, this course is designed for beginners and those with some experience.

Learning Outcomes:

(Based on 10 weeks tuition) By the end of the course you will be able to:
• Recognise basic shapes
• Learn and apply new terminology to express ideas and intentions
• Identify forms and masses
• Experiment with application techniques
• Explore basic colour theory and how it connects to shape, form and mood

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Some materials will be provided for the first lesson, but papers, brushes and paints will be discussed and a ‘shopping list’ will be provided for those who do not yet have their own.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Yourself. Materials will be available to use although if you have any artist materials you are welcome to bring them along.

Shopping List To Be Discussed:

For watercolour
– 2B pencil
– synthetic brushes (round) sizes 6 and 10 (or similar sizes),
– watercolour paints in tubes or pans (the differences will be explained during the first lesson): Winsor and Newton ‘Cotman’ range, of one red, one yellow, one blue (Alizarin Crimson or Cadmium Red; Lemon yellow or Cadmium Yellow; Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue),
– watercolour paper (Bockingford, 300gsm/140lb) a pad (minimum A4) will suffice for first week.
– Container (such as plastic cup) for water.
All materials are available at a discounted price here: http://www.greatart.co.uk
For oil painting
Tear-off palette (small one will be sufficient to start)
Paints – 1 red, 1 yellow, one blue and a tube of titanium white (Alizarin Crimson or Cadmium Red; Lemon yellow or Cadmium Yellow; Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue),
Brushes – Hog or ox hair, flat brushes are best, 3 should be enough to start, size 10 – 12 (these will be about 1cm wide).

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise regarding other courses or workshops.
Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£145 (£87 concession) Contact the office on 01223 712340 to book your place and pay by card


Clive RiggsClive is a full elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, a professional tutor, painter, printmaker and demonstrator with more than 18 years’ experience.

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