Paint Yourself Calm – An Introduction to Watercolour
This fresh approach looks first at the process of painting as a means to calm and de-stress. Many people love the idea of painting but hold themselves back from starting because they are worried about not being good enough or not feeling they are creative.
Watercolour is accessible to everyone, painting very simple lines, patterns, and shapes in calming or dynamic colours, concentrating on each brush stroke, can have a powerful meditative effect.
This is a course for complete beginners or those that want to go back to basics alongside some relaxation.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Method and relationship of colour hues, colour theory, Exercises- Preparation, Colour Flow, Colour control, colour mix
Landscapes- Horizon, Middle ground, foreground, Waterfalls- painting with obstacles, negative painting using masking fluid
Natures visual impact with various techniques – sky, sea, trees. Learning to simplify Images- avoid complication, use observation
Painting shadows in nature – Plants and flowers. Experimentation- free painting project
A form of escape, mood changing- feel energised or calm and focused, elevate pressure and stress, no expectations on you and your abilities. Develop watercolour painting skills to progress onto further courses
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £25.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
Studying an Adult Community Learning course allowed me to learn new skills from experienced tutors and develop my hobby further. I really enjoyed every part of it.Stephen Wilks-Brown