(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trumpington Community College
Lime Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 9FD
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Brief description: The course is aimed at painters of all abilities and will concentrate on building skills which can be applied to any project. There will be some application of traditional
The course is aimed at painters of all abilities and will concentrate on building skills which can be applied to any project. There will be some application of traditional skills where appropriate but the focus will be on more modern applications and adaptations of these skills suitable for any genre of painting from portraiture, figurative or landscape to abstract design.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Previous experience and knowledge will be built upon but there is no requirement for it as the course covers all ability levels.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Select, mix and apply colours according to their own preferences.
• Choose from a range of techniques and studio practices to enable them to achieve their goals (flat washes, blended washes, textured marks).
• Experiment with a range of innovative techniques and develop them to suit individual outcomes.
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
Nothing we will supply all but if you would like to bring materials (or already have) see below:
Watercolour paper- this should be 140lb weight (300gsm) and in a surface of your choice (Not is the intermediate surface and most popular). A4 size pad, spiral bound is ideal.
Watercolour brushes- If you are trying watercolour painting for the first time it is advisable not to buy expensive sable brushes. Synthetic brushes are much cheaper and easily good enough. A round brush with a good point (size 5 or 6) will do for most techniques.
Watercolour paints- 1 red (alizarin crimson or cadmium red), 1 yellow (cadmium yell0w) and 1 blue (cobalt or ultramarine). Tubes are best. Student quality is fine.
For the session you will need to bring:
A Packed Lunch.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Your tutor will advise you on other painting courses.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Clive RiggsI am a full elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, a professional tutor, painter, printmaker and demonstrator with more than 10 years’ experience.