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.
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!
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
"Active Observation (AKA Drawing!) "
This term we will explore how improving your drawing skills benefits your painting.
Fees & Times
Venue: Ivybridge Community College
Tues 7.00 pm, to 9.30 pm
Wed 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
AUTUMN TERM 2018: Tuesdays: 18.9.18 to 4.12.18 Wednesdays: 19.9.18 to 5.12.18
Fee : £115 (or £10.50 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
AUTUMN TERM 2018: Mondays 17.9.18 to 10.12.18
Fee : £132 (or £11.00 per session x number of sessions to end of term.)
Please note there are no classes the week beginning 22nd October (half-term).
If you are Interested in joining for the autumn term please contact us. We get a lot of enquiries in September and classes fill quickly.
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)