Paint in Watercolour

When and Where

22 Apr 2020 - 8 Jul 2020 (33 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00
Morley College London Waterloo Centre


Full fee
£330 Staged Payments may be available
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Paul Dixon
Course code

What you will learn

Watercolour is one of the most rewarding and versatile paints to work with and can be used for rapid sketch work and initial studies as well as highly finished works. Its adaptability as a painting medium enables the artist the opportunity to work both indoors and outdoors, recording things seen from direct observation, translating imagery from photographs or exploring the imagination. It can be applied and manipulated in a variety of ways, allowing the artist the opportunity to investigate and develop a range of techniques and approaches. This course will encourage you to create work in a group environment, while at the same time exploring your own individual ideas and potential through particular exercises and personal projects. Beginners are welcome.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Explore ways to develop watercolours from direct observation and imagery such as photographs.
  • Generate and explore a range of techniques and approaches to using and manipulating watercolour.
  • Explore ways of using and manipulating drawing with watercolour.
  • Explore how watercolour can be combined with other mediums, such as pen, pencil, ink.
  • Have a developing knowledge of how colours mix and interact through the medium of watercolour.
  • Advance your knowledge of historical and contemporary artists who explore and manipulate watercolour in different ways.
  • Develop a personal project/study of your own using the watercolour medium.

Class format and activities

You will have the opportunity to identify whether you wish to work on an individual project or on within a group theme which will vary from course to course. The theme of this module will be the relation of watercolour painting to drawing. There will be a variety of subjects to paint from observation plus painting from the figure. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge, experience and supporting each other via group discussions and shows of work with group crits. The tutor will facilitate group discussions, give presentations, demonstrations and work with students

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

No. This course is available to complete beginners as well as more experienced learners.

What you need to know before you enrol

No strenuous exercise or workload is required from students. There may be a little homework study but this is optional. Some watercolour painting may be created outdoors, weather permitting.

What you will need for your class

It would be useful to have a sketchbook and something to write, draw with.
You will need to have your own Watercolour paints [tubes or pans as well as brushes: [Flats and Rounds, each size 6 and 12] as well as a HB pencil and some tissues/paper towels. Sheets of Watercolour paper can be bought at Morley College. Other materials needed will be advised during the course.

What you can do next

You can re-enrol and continue to develop your study of Watercolour further. Also, a variety of other drawing and painting courses are available to study at the college.