Course 2: Freedom With Watercolour – Intermediate to Advanced

Course outline

Watercolour is a lifelong creative medium, as you can find endless new ways to use it. The perplexities of watercolour are best understood by knowing its fundamentals. The most captivating and intricate watercolour is composed of few simple techniques.

The first four weeks of the course will guide the student through the watercolour materials and the basic techniques such as flat washes, graded washes, tonal values, and glazing and colour mixing.

With many demonstrations and hands on exercises, you will gain a wider appreciation and understanding of the medium of watercolour which will help you build your confidence to proceed to the next level. Following the fundamental skills you will learn four critical aspects for the watercolourist: Planning, Drawing, Timing and incorporating Figures into Landscapes.

Each week students will be given course notes and home work to complete.

Learning outcomes

In completing this well-structured course, students will walk away with sound understanding of the medium of watercolour and gain practical insights how it is possible to make intuitive use of watercolour to express themselves

  • Week one – Watercolour Materials
  • Week two- Washes
  • Week three – Tonal Values
  • Week four – Watercolour Techniques
  • Week Five – Planning
  • Week Six– Drawing
  • Week Seven– Timing
  • Week Eight – Incorporating Figures
  • Week 9 – Edge Control
  • Week 10 – Creative Mark Making

Please use the following link to register

http://www.anu.edu.au/cce/vaacourses/painting/Outlines/Freedom%20with%20Watercolour.php

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