Pen & Watercolour - Mindful Mark Making

An introduction to combining pen with watercolours

7 June 2022 10am to 12:30pm

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Tuesday 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 2022
10 am to 12.30 pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom software; no account is required.
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About the Course: Fineliner pen and watercolour are beautiful mediums and when used together they create stunning effects.

Who is the course for: Beginners and improvers. Individuals looking to develop their creative skills using graphic pens and watercolours, over three informal fun sessions.

Previous knowledge/experience required: None required except lots of enthusiasm, willingness to learn and a desire to have fun. This is a very loose style of drawing and so very suitable for beginners

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Use fine liner pens to draw at least two simplified organic shapes with different values applied
  • Apply one colour group to at least one sketch using the colour wheel theory
  • Create at least two pen and watercolour drawings
  • Identify how a mindful and focused task lowers stress

How will I learn: This is a relaxing and friendly course with step by step demonstrations.  You will be gently guided through different drawing and painting activities, starting at the basics. Each week will focus on specific elements used within art with nature and urban scenes as the subject. The focus is on small scale sketches rather than a big final painting.

How will I be assessed: Through observation, questioning, discussion and peer/self-evaluation.

You will need: Watercolour paper (Cold or Hot Pressed) 140lb in either a A4 or A5 pad or block or loose sheets. Sketch pad (doesn’t have to be expensive) or loose paper. HB Pencil and rubber. Waterproof fine liner pens (like the brand Uni pin) at least 0.1, 0.5 and 0.8 sizes or a black biro. Flat and round paint brushes small and medium (brushes come in number size but vary so much between brands, hence a rough guide). Water pots x 2. Watercolour pan set or tubes at least Ultramarine blue, Crimson red, Cadmium red, Lemon yellow and a Brown like Burnt umber. Kitchen roll.  Optional - Black Sharpie pen.

Booking is essential