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Watercolour Painting Now (Summer School)

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Image by student on the summer 2016 course

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 14

This course is ideal for those people new to watercolour or those with some experience.


Course Code

CSCWAN02

Course Dates

31st July 2017 – 4th August 2017

Course Fee

£350.00
Course Description

Whilst ostensibly a practical course the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the tradition of watercolour. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of watercolour and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

On this course you will:

  • cover the basic tenets and processes of watercolour; wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry and washes
  • undertake colour mixing exercises and apply paint through traditional methods using brushes, before moving on to more inventive mark-making with splattering and stippling
  • be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter
  • be asked to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when undertaking a project.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.

“Thoroughly enjoyed the tutoring, activities and company. I Learned a lot and feel inspired to take things further.” RB, Summer 2012

“Really brilliant course, thoroughly enjoyed it all” Rachel, Summer 2015

"I found the colour mixing briliant and paramount to my work." CG, Summer 2016

"Excellent venue, the studio was superb and a first class tutor. A fabulous course." JR, Summer 2016

Tutor Profile: Margot Shores has taught drawing and painting at the Royal Academy as well as schools and various universities and colleges. In addition to her BA and MA in Fine Art she has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Margot’s expertise lies in providing a studio situation in which everyone can achieve their individual goals. She specialises in experiential learning and questioning to enhance students creativity, offering a platform from which students own art can be launched. As a practising fine artist she focuses on drawing and painting and undertakes commissions.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813