june, 2021

2021mon07jun(jun 7)1:00 pmmon26jul(jul 26)3:00 pmWatercolour Painting£104 (£63 concession) Mixed ability art course suitable for anyone wanting to progress their Watercolour painting skillsColeridge Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 8 weeks


June 7 (Monday) 1:00 pm - July 26 (Monday) 3:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

8 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

Ever wanted to learn how to paint? This course is mixed abilty but welcomes complete beginners and those of you who have a little experience of watercolour painting. You will be taught the essential skills of watercolour painting, you will be able to transfer these skills to any style of watercolour painting, both traditional and contemporary. You will be able to progress at your own pace.
The course is priced per 8 weeks (one term); you may find, as many learners do, that you will want to continue; 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 necessary, this course is designed for both complete beginners and those with a little experience.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 8 week course you will be able to:
• Experiment with application techniques
• Paint a variety of subject matter, both from photo references and from life
• Recognise basic shapes
• Learn and apply new terminology to express ideas and intentions
• Identify forms and masses

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

In the first lesson your tutor will discuss papers, brushes and paints and a ‘materials shopping list’ will be provided for those of you who do not already have your own and who need to purchase some materials. Some materials are available to purchase at the class (e.g. paper).

For the first session you will need to bring:

Pencil – HB or 2B

Shopping list to be discussed in the class:

Brushes – two good quality watercolour brushes (round) sizes 6 and 10 (or similar sizes) and a wash brush,
Paints – watercolour paints in tubes or flat pans (the differences will be explained during the first lesson):
Suggested colours – Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red; Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue (useful additional colours will be discussed during the course)
Watercolour paper (Saunders Waterford or Langton or Bockingford, NOT surface, minimum weight 300gsm/140lb) a pad, loose sheets or a block (minimum A4).
White plastic or ceramic palette, scrap paper for testing colours. Sketch book (A4 or A3 size)

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

The tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£104 (£63 concession) Please call the office on 01223 712340 to book your place


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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