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.
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In this 12 sessions watercolour course, you will be exposed to the basics of watercolour painting and get acquainted with the medium. Our instructor will be guiding you on the foundations of drawing and sketching, before teaching you how to use watercolour paints.
You will be familiarise with the types of brushes to use and basic watercolour techniques such as colour blending. This is a good introductory course for anyone keen in learning watercolor, with a fuss-free experience. After this 12 session watercolour course, you will be able to attain a foundational level of competency in this medium.
In a comfortable studio setting, you will complete a watercolour artwork in every 1-3 sessions and learn a number of essential watercolour techniques, all done with the guidance of our professionally trained art instructor.
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.
Here is a step-by-step approach on how a watercolour painting is done.
2) Watercolour 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. 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)
Learn how to paint your friends using watercolour!
Life figure watercolour painting
Students doing watercolour in our nude life drawing workshop
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!
Which course should I sign up for – 12, 24 or 48 sessions?
Our art studio currently provides 3 watercolour packages – 12, 24 and 48 sessions.
You might want to consider these factors before signing up for the course:
Time – How much time are you willing to commit to learn watercolour painting?
End result – What is your objective of learning watercolour?
For 12 sessions, you will get a taste test of how it is like to use watercolour. This would be suitable for those who are not sure if they are into the art form yet. You will be introduced to the basics of watercolour! You will learn how to sketch and properly use the medium. (ie. still life, copying beautiful watercolour landscape painting etc.) After this course, you will probably attain a beginner’s level of competency in watercolour painting.
For 24 sessions, you will get an intermediate level of competency in watercolour painting. You will be able to learn more watercolour techniques, and explore a wider variety of subjects. If you have a passion for watercolour and need more help in honing your skills, but isn’t ready to commit for long term, take up this course! The course includes the basic 12 sessions contents (still life drawing and landscape copying), the outdoor landscape watercolour painting and some basic introduction to the portrait drawing. You will find yourself picking up the medium relatively well. This package is also suited for beginners, who might need more time to learn how to use watercolour.
For 48 sessions is suitable for anyone who is keen in learning watercolour seriously. If you like to attain an intermediate to advanced level of competency and is looking to learn watercolour painting for a long term, you should try out this art course. With the largest number of sessions, you will definitely be able to learn more watercolour techniques, tips and tricks. You will also have more time to get yourself acquainted with the medium with the help of our friendly instructor. This course include still life drawing, landscape drawing (both copying and outdoor painting), portrait drawing, life drawing and abstract watercolour painting. You can also creative your own style of watercolour paining in this course.
Suitable for beginners to those with experience in sketching and other mediums, students will be introduced to the foundations of watercolour painting and learn the many techniques involved in producing a good watercolour painting. Each lesson in the course will have a different subject matter and learning objective, ranging from foundational knowledge to advanced techniques.
This course is also suitable for those with experience in watercolour as a refresher to proper painting techniques.
After 12 sessions, students will acquire a foundational level of competency and should be comfortable painting still life and landscapes. Moving forward, students will be able to choose their focus of study on landscape, architecture, advanced still life subjects or portraiture and life drawing. This course is suitable for those who have no foundation in any form of art, and those interested in picking up watercolour painting. Basic drawing and sketching techniques, as well as observational skills will also be taught over the course of the lessons.
Each session runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Our class schedules are as followed:
MON 11AM -1.15PM / 5PM-7.15PM / 7:30PM – 9:45PM
WED 11AM-1.15PM / 1:30PM – 3:45PM
THU 11AM- 1:15PM / 1.30PM-3.45PM
FRI 11AM -1.15PM / 5PM-7.15PM / 7.30PM – 9.45PM
SAT 1o.30AM-12.45PM / 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM
SUN 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM
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*all materials are included in this course and students may bring back all completed works
Call us at 6255 0711/ 67332155 or email us to RSVP your attendance.
From Monday - Sunday, from 30 September 2020 - 31 December 2021
All sessions are to be completed within the course duration (14 weeks) stated. No refunds are provided for any courses/workshops/lesson purchased.
The course package(s) is/are valid within the stated from the date of registration. Each session under the adult course package is 2 hours 15 minutes. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to reject/reschedule your lesson if you are late. Visual Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel/reschedule/postpone any course/session without prior notice. In the event that the course is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund of the fees will be provided. The registrant/guardian of the registrant indemnifies and hold Visual Arts Centre and/or its staff harmless from any losses sustained from any activity within the premises of Visual Arts Centre, including personal injury/loss or damages to property.