Watercolours for Beginners

Course Information

Course Code - C1AR028A
Start Date - 17/11/2018
End Date - 17/11/2018
Course Day - Saturday
No of Weeks - 1
Time - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tutor - Penelope Cowley
Watercolours for Beginners
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  • Band A - £35.00
  • Band B - £35.00

Course Description

Watercolours for Beginners

Introduction to Water Colour. Discussion on The Colour Palate for beginners, materials and how best to use them. Practical sessions on colour mixing to create colour charts, multi-tonal graduated washes for landscapes and experimentation. Create a watercolour from still life objects. Learn drawing techniques; apply washes and painting from dark to light with tones and hues.

The sessions will begin with a short demonstration and learners will be provided with work sheets to follow the techniques step by step. Throughout the practical the tutor will be on hand to give one-to-one help and advice.   

The introduction for watercolours aims to provide skills and techniques with in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to give learners the confidences and encouragement to continue to explore and create with watercolours.    


Please bring along:

Starter Watercolour Set of Paints and 3 watercolour brushes small, medium and large

Watercolour pad

1-2 HB Pencils, pencil sharpener and putty rubber

A jar or two to hold water. Natural sponge and some kitchen towel

Masking tape and masking fluid


Meet the Artist Penelope Cowley

In 1998 I came to Cardiff to study at the Cardiff School of Art and Design achieving a 2:1 in Ba hons in Fine Art. Following on from this I completed the PCGE in FE at University of Wales, Newport 2006. Since then I have been building on my practice creating a career as an professional artist with my main work presently covering themes in physics. I am presently being commissioned to create artworks for science departments in Wales and England the style of which can be considered as 'Artsci'  a form of art that assimilates science data and creativity. I returned to teaching in 2016 as a Vale Tutor to accompany my professional practice in Artsci. Tutoring learners of all ages and abilities is a wonderful way in which I able to impart my knowledge and techniques to bring pleasure and a sense of accomplishment to those who enjoy creating their own unique art. My classes are relaxed friendly environments to be enjoyed by all.

Venue - Palmerston Adult Centre Barry

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