Creative Watercolour Painting Trial Class for ALL LEVELS
Are you interested in watercolour painting? Pop by Visual Arts Centre to learn how to paint using watercolour!
In our studio, you will be able to learn how to paint a wide variety of subjects – from our carefully curated still life set-ups, landscapes and sceneries, portraits, flora and fauna and many more! Join us in studio if you would like to master the art of watercolour.
February Watercolour Trial Class Promo
Who should sign up?
This course is suitable for anyone with a passion or interest to learn – so whether you are someone who have dabbled in watercolour painting before or someone with no experience at all, you are all free to join and try out this beautiful medium. For people who have had experience in watercolour, this is a good place for a refresher course where you will start off with intermediate level themes or subjects and develop more skills from there on. Our professional teacher following your pace and guiding you along the way! Get ready to begin watercolour paintings!
What can I look forward to learning in class?
Materials knowledge and understanding of watercolour painting, methods and techniques of watercolour 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.
Through observing the still life sets of vegetables, fruits, ceramics, utensils, flowers, cloth fabrics, etc., one will learn the skills of form and composition and space. Besides, one can learn to observe the colours of the subjects, colors of the environment, the characteristics of light and its colours. Furthermore, one will also learn to leave 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. Lastly, one will learn to add on their personal styles.
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. Additionally, methods of observation is important and will be practised in landscape painting. Besides, you can build your observation skills – learn to observe and capture the scenery. Moreover, you can also 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.
Human figures are more difficult to master in watercolour 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.
Portrait. When we do the portrait, it is important to catch the facial expression and the muscle structures, as well as the colour difference on our faces.
Half body and full body figure. When we do a half body or full body figure, we need to deal with the relationship between the body, face and the clothes, as well as the details of hands and feet. The composition of the whole painting is also important, the student will learn how to do a good composition by placing their figure with the background.
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)
4) Developing your own artistic style through watercolour painting
The creative process in developing one’s own style through watercolour 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.
With each new painting, our instructor will be guiding you to:
1. How to plan, draw and compose a sketch using pencils. Basic drawing and sketching techniques such as perspectives, composition and proportions will be taught.
2. Try your hand at painting on the underpainting – a crucial step in watercolor painting. The underpainting helps you to see the lights and shadows more clearly before you begin painting.
3. How to paint using watercolours.
4. Refining your work – how to add in the details in the piece.
Throughout the course, you will be acquainted with the use of the watercolour medium. Basic materials knowledge will also be taught by our friendly instructor. Our instructor will be guiding you and encouraging you along the way!