Watercolour with Confidence

COURSE DETAILS AND AIMS:
Watercolour with Confidence introduces learners to the joy of
watercolour painting. Watercolour is a very flexible medium which can
be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. You need not have a vast array of
materials and can start with a few key items. These will be highlighted
during the sessions. The lessons are focused on developing a confident
approach to watercolours. You will learn techniques in a friendly relaxed
environment and be invited to develop and share your own successes
and failures, the latter being a very important part of the journey as
what does not suite one painting may be exactly what is needed in the
next.
You will be introduced to various artists during the term to see how they
have developed their painting practice. You will discover what excites
you and inspires you to paint and gain a better understanding of the
language used to discuss your work. Painting is a journey and risk taking
and experimenting are part of the process. You will have the chance to
explore subjects that excite you and learn from your classmates as they
follow their chosen areas of interest. The classes are suitable for
beginners and those with more experience.
We will explore, line, colour, tone, and form to progress your ideas.
Classes use:
• Demonstrations
• Discussions
• Peer Group Learning
• Gathering information for sketchbooks
• Practical drawing and painting exercises

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR:
Clare Basel is a mixed media artist passionate about materials and how they
interact. She creates evocative, intuitive paintings inspired by travelling
and storytelling. Her interest in colour and pattern stem from a
fascination with the effects of weathering and decay and the cycle of
regeneration. She works with oil paint, cold wax, acrylics & watercolour.
Her work has been showcased at the Islington Contemporary Art Fair,
The Stroud House Contemporary Gallery and has been bought by private
collectors.
She has been working as a tutor and mentor for six years and her
special interest is helping empowering learners to find their visual
language and build a confident approach to art making.
During lockdown she has been exploring the potential of mixing fluid
acrylic layers with collage papers and found that these are extremely
versatile materials for both abstract and representational work.
She studied Stage Design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Fine Art
at Central St Martins and Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge
School of Art. Her continued interest in CPD led her take the Creative
Visionary Programme with Nicholas Wilton in 2020.

Course Details

Day Tuesday
Time 13.00-15.00
Weeks/Term 10
Start Date 20/09/2022
Cost £136
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