Learn to paint nature in Watercolour Advanced Course with Michael

Duration: 1 hour
Price: £75.00

6 week course

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Learn to Paint Nature in Watercolour Advanced Course with Michael

Painting nature offers tremendous opportunities to explore the versatility, freshness and translucency of watercolour.

This course is aimed at participants who have had some experience in watercolour painting at beginners or foundations level. The course will explore the techniques and approaches of watercolour in more detail with a mixture of demonstrations and opportunities to practice and develop skills. You will gain more knowledge of colour, composition and develop your painting style.

Course Outline

WEEK 1: Exploring Colour Further

Using colour effectively is at the heart of watercolour painting. This session will give you the opportunity to explore the effects and range of colours we see in nature everyday to enhance your painting skills and develop your knowledge of colour.

WEEK 2: Loosening Up

Not everything has to be painted realistically as you know from the various styles of watercolour artists. This session will give you the opportunity for using loose impressionistic strokes to paint your subject whether it be a landscape, a flower or even a beloved pet.

WEEK 3: Skies and Washes 1

Painting skies tend to excite and frustrate artists in equal measures. This session, and the following one, will give you the opportunity to practice painting skies through the application of various washes and techniques.

Week 4: Skies and washes 2

Painting skies is a big subject given the infinite combinations of clouds and colours. This week will be a continuation of the previous session and give you the opportunity to practice skies in various scenarios.

Week 5: Painting Water

Painting water often poses challenges for artists in their early days, however it is an exciting subject to paint. Whether it is a coastal, riverside or lakeside scene there are several watercolour techniques that can be used to capture the essence. This session will give you the opportunity to practise building your confidence in applying these techniques.

Week 6: Painting with a limited palette

In this session we will look at painting with a limited selection of colours. When achieved you can provide a tremendous array of colours and versatility. This session will be also be helpful in creating harmony and unity in your painting and provides experience of mixing colours effectively.

The course will be of particular interest to those who have already taken a beginners course and wish to step up a level and improve their watercolour skills, techniques and experience.

The course will be of particular interest to those who have already taken a beginners course and wish to step up a level and improve their watercolour skills, techniques and experience.

What you’ll learn:

  • Combine a number of techniques and methods to build your creativity and confidence
  • Tips on how to approach a particular challenge depending on the subject matter
  • Develop your watercolour painting skill at a pace that suits you.

What you’ll need:

To join this Learn to paint nature in watercolour advanced 6 Week Course, our tutors suggest that you have paper, watercolour paints and something to lean on (table/board/easel)

Your Tutor

Michael Gahagan is an accomplished artist and professional business and life coach who delivers painting and drawing tuition in an engaging, relaxing, fun and supportive style to people of all artistic abilities. His animal illustrations have also appeared in numerous articles and books.

Joining our live classes

Our ‘live’ classes will take place via Zoom. We’d recommend using a laptop or desktop if possible to make it easier for you to take part. Upon booking your class, you will receive an email confirmation with full details of how to join and your link to the zoom class.

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