Watercolour Workshop - Harbour Scenes in Pen, Ink & Watercolour Wash

Course intent

In this one-day workshop you will develop techniques and methods to paint a lovely Harbour scene with boats and/or buildings. You will be shown how to set up and compose a drawing or painting and be shown how to use pen, ink and watercolour wash.

Enjoy the well-being benefits gained through working in a friendly, creative learning environment

What will we cover?

• drawing and painting a Harbour Scene and you will be shown how to paint and draw water, boats and/or buildings

  • different methods of painting and drawing from a photograph, or similar found image, using pen, ink and watercolour wash
  • colour mixing and simple colour theory
  • explore composition, form, tone and texture
  • discuss, and put into context, some harbour scene paintings by various artists and, through this, you will gain some confidence in using new drawing and painting materials.
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    Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

    Beginners with some experience of drawing (but not necessarily painting) or Improvers, including those who need a refresher and may not have painted or drawn for a while, but feel like a day painting the sea. This workshop will teach you skills that will depend on your level.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

• a basic set of watercolour paints (as many colours as possible) that you already have or if you are buying: a half pan set of 12 colours e.g. Windsor and Newton/Cotman which are good as a starter set.

  • a waterproof pen with a fine point 0.2 fine marker is a good size (or a set of waterproof pens with various tips if you have them)
  • a small jar of waterproof black ink, (Windsor and Newton is good but any water resistant/ Indian Ink or waterproof black ink will be fine).
  • watercolour paper with a slightly textured surface rather than a rough textured surface
  • brushes & pencils
  • a palette / surface to mix on like a small white plate.
  • tissues & a jar
  • photographs or similar of harbour scenes if you have some (the Tutor will also provide images if you do not have any)

If you have any queries, please email the tutor at adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk or Amanda.buchan@surreycc.gov.uk

What can I do when I finish the course?

To progress onto other longer courses in watercolour or other media. For instance your tutor, Amanda Buchan, runs longer term courses in drawing and painting at Guildford centre on a Monday, drawing and acrylic painting on Friday morning. Additionally in Farnham centre on a Thursday morning in drawing and painting and drawing and acrylics on Thursday afternoon. SAL also offers other drawing and painting classes.

To join other art groups, societies.

Additional information

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if

you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

How to enrol

Our courses are for adult learners aged 19 or over. If you are under 19, please call 0300 200 1044.

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  • Day: Saturday
  • Start date: 15 Jun 2024
  • Time: 10am to 3:30pm
  • Cost: £62
  • Location: Farnham centre
  • Sessions: 1 sessions
  • Tutor: Amanda Buchan
  • Course code: QFDW6955GA
  • Places: Places available

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