Always wanted to learn Watercolour painting but don’t know where to start and how to? Visual Arts Centre’s Watercolour Painting Course is what you need! 看到幅幅精彩的水彩作品，想学水彩画吗？新加坡视觉艺术中心的水彩课程正适合您！我们提供专业的水彩教程和所有的材料，让您可以轻松学习掌握水彩画！
What is covered in the Watercolour Painting Course: Materials knowledge and understanding of watercolor painting, methods and techniques of watercolor painting, application and innovation of special expression techniques used in watercolour painting in painting various subjects. Subjects are: Still Life, Landscape, Architecture, Portrait, Figure, others. Styles: Realism, Distortion/Semi-abstraction, Surrealism etc.
a) Still Life: Through observing the still life sets of vegetables, fruits, ceramics, utensils, flowers, cloth fabrics, etc., one will learn the skills of form and composition, space, how to observe the colours of the subjects, colors of the environment, the characteristics of light and its colors, leaving out white spaces, water to paint proportions, brush skills and expressing different textures in watercolour and using watercolour painting to portray the subjects in a realistic manner, and add on personalised styles.
b) Landscape: Learn to frame compositions of landscape scenes. Naturescapes and scenery may seem very complicated and detailed and beautiful natural scenery may be hard to find. As it may not always possible to get a good view of every location, the watercolour painter should use one’s own judgement and methods of perspective to compose one’s painting, reducing, adding details, giving contrast whenever necessary. Methods of observation is important and will be practised in landscape painting. Building your observation skills – learn to observe and capture the scenery; learn how to use watercolour to paint the sky, clouds and trees, mountains, rivers, oceans, buildings, streetscapes, portraying various textures and spatial relationship of the landscapes, and being able to express the mood of scenery.
c) Life Drawing/Figure Drawing: Human figures are more difficult to master in watercolor paintings. Unlike still life and landscapes where subjects can be randomly added, reduced, modified, and transformed, figure painting requires very accurate form observation ability and good sketching skills. In particular, the portrayal of character expressions and dynamic poses requires students to have a deep foundation.
Life model sketching trains the observation skills, form observation ability and prepares you for higher level sketching. Learn brush skills and skin texture characteristics for figure painting. Life drawing classes are included in the Watercolour Painting course. (Find out more from us – a top up of $15 model fees is required)
d) Nude Life: Watercolor nude life painting is an advanced class professional course, which is an important learning experience that can train students form observation ability and illustration skills. Watercolor nude life generally has two forms, one is long-term work, more accurately portraying subjects; the other is short-term work, paying attention to emotion expression, it is necessary to express subjects in a concise, clear and accurate manner. The expression style of watercolor nude life includes: classicism, realism, impressionism, expressionism, and surrealism. Due to the characteristics of watercolor painting, it is not appropriate to repeatedly modify and repeat the painting. Therefore, the drafting stage is very important. It is necessary to accurately draft the structure and movements of the human body, and at the same time one must pay attention to the artistic style of the picture.
四）人体写生： 水彩人体写生属于高级班专业课程,是最能全面训练学生造型能力和表现技巧的重要的教学内容。水彩人体写生一般有两种形式 ,一种是长期作业,比较理性地刻画对象;另一种是短期作业,注重感性的表现,因此要做到简洁、明快和准确地表现对象。水彩人体的表现风格 包括了：古典主义风格，写实主义风格 ，印象主义风格 ，表现主义风格 ，超现实主义风格。由于水彩画的特性约束 ,不宜对画面作反复的修改和重复,因此构图起稿阶段就显得非常重要,既要解决人体的结构及动态问题,同时又必须注意到画面的艺术格调。
e) Developing your own artistic style through watercolour painting: The creative process in developing one’s own style through watercolor painting is basically similar to other mediums (such as oil, acrylic) in terms of creative thinking and using various painting methods and techniques. A combination of creativity and imagination and knowledge and experience with using the medium will enable learners to develop their own style in watercolour painting.
五）水彩画创作：学习水彩画技法的目的在于进行水彩画的创作 ,水彩画创作与其他画种在 创作思想、创作方法和创作流程方面是基本一致的。水彩画创作的方法与步骤包括如何进行构图,如何进行人物及景物的选择,画素描稿,画色彩稿和落幅创作等五个大的方面。通过水彩画课程训练，创作出属于具有独特艺术风格的作品！