These weekly classes are very informal, but very informative.
If you have ever wanted to paint in watercolour but didn't know where to start, consider yourself a beginner in need of guidance or are more experienced and looking for fresh inspiration, these classes may be just what you are looking for.
Our watercolour classes are proving to be extremely popular this term, so much so that our waiting lists are growing fast. In response we have decided to run a third class at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, beginning on Tuesday October 29th, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. If you are interested please contact us soon!
About the Classes
You are welcome to join us, whatever your ability level. You will find yourself painting alongside people of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced watercolourists.
During the classes you will learn through exercises, demonstrations and practice. Most of the time you will be working on your own ideas, as your enthusiasm for your subject matter will encourage you as you learn. At other times you will join with the group in a 'tutor led' session, when you will learn and practice painting techniques.
Your fee includes your tuition, and tea and coffee. You will need to bring along your own materials, and a mug! Oh, and a sense of humour - these classes are lots of fun!
At Ivybridge Community College you will be in one of the art rooms, which not only provides great facilities, but is also a constant source of inspiration due to the high quality of art displayed in the department.
At Harbour House, an arts and yoga centre, you will enjoy the creative atmosphere and the frequently changing exhibitions in the gallery on the ground floor. The vegetarian cafe on the first floor is well worth a visit!
Classes for the Autumn term begin during the week beginning 23rd September 2019.
Returning students please note the change. This is one week later than originally planned.
When can I start?
Due to the informal nature of these classes you may join us at any point, even part way through a term, paying from that point.
If you are unsure whether these are the right classes for you, you are welcome to join us for a single session fro a fee of £15. This will be deducted from your fees if you then decide to join the class. (This offer is subject to availability of places).
The theme for the Autumn Term will be
‘How did they do that?’
We will be focussing on how paint is laid down, mark-making, texture, and how they affect artistic style’
This term we will be encouraging you to consider how you apply paint. We will experiment with different ways of using materials ( brushes, paints, surfaces and various watercolour media), and considering how this might affect your choice of style and subject matter.
Fees & Times
Venue: Ivybridge Community College
Tues 7.00 pm, to 9.30 pm CLASS FULL
Wed 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm Limited number of places left
AUTUMN TERM 2019: Tuesdays: 24.9.19 to 10.12.19 Wednesdays: 25.9.19 to 11.12.19
Fees : £127 (or £11.50 per session x number of sessions to end of term.)
Venue: Harbour House, Kingsbridge
Monday mornings 10.00 am to 1.00 pm CLASS FULL Monday afternoons 2.00pm to 5.00pm CLASS FULL
Tuesday afternoons 1.30pm to 4.30 pm NEW CLASS
AUTUMN TERM 2019: Mondays 23.9.19 to 9.12.19. Fees £132 Tuesdays 29.10.19 to 10.12.19 Fees £84 (or £12 per session x number of sessions to end of term)
Please note there are no classes the week beginning 21st October (half-term).
Class Members Gallery
This gallery is for members of our weekly classes to showcase the pieces they are proud of, and we are delighted to give them the opportunity to be able to show their friends and family the result of their hard work. We are proud of you! Well done!
And some pages from their sketch books... thank you to the people who have contributed to this gallery for sharing their preparatory work and experiments. It's thorough planning and practise that satisfying results are achieved. (Hover over the images for more details)