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Adult Courses 2017

Arts and Crafts

Art is a journey on which anyone can travel. The breadth and variety of courses available this year provides a feast for those wishing to be creative in a wide variety of media, watercolours, oils, pastels, textiles, wood, metal, glass and so many more. All art materials are provided unless stated in the course notes.

 

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An Introduction to Watercolour

An Introduction to Watercolour

COURSE No. 1

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This is a classroom based beginners course on how to paint with watercolour. No previous experience in drawing and painting is necessary as Jonathan will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using the photographs provided, you will be shown how to paint skies, trees, buildings and landscapes. Included in this course is step by...

Watercolour: Free and Easy

Watercolour: Free and Easy

COURSE No. 2

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

This popular watercolour course is guaranteed to inspire and further develop the skills that you may have already achieved. With a deeper understanding of earth colours, bright, cool and warm colours, looking at composition, textures, line, tone and notan, you will enhance your own painting style and open up new gorgeous possibilities. Susanna will illustrate each step of the course and support...

Portraits and Figures in Watercolour

Portraits and Figures in Watercolour

New for 2017

COURSE No. 3

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

As well as creating traditional portrait paintings, Kevin provides an alternative to the well-trodden path of creating a recognisable likeness and encourages you to consider people as more of a subject for artistic interpretation. You will be given the opportunity to investigate more contemporary approaches to painting people, plus the chance to experiment with unconventional techniques and colour combinations. This course is suitable...

Painting Buildings within a Landscape

Painting Buildings within a Landscape

COURSE No. 4,5

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course is designed for those interested in painting buildings set within a surrounding landscape. Often buildings or houses painted in isolation lack a sense of importance and scale. The type of building would determine how much surrounding or landscape is required. The exercises during the week will generally take a simple form rather than a precise architectural study and Colin will supply...

Watercolour: Pen and Wash

Watercolour: Pen and Wash

New for 2017

COURSE No. 6

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Using permanent ink to draw and shade, you will learn how to use traditional pen marks to describe shapes, light and shade and foliage. The completed pen drawing will then be tinted with watercolour to complete the painting. During the week, you will finish three or more small to medium pictures. All art and reference materials will be supplied, in addition to...

Pen Drawings and Watercolour Painting

Pen Drawings and Watercolour Painting

New for 2017

COURSE No. 7

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Similar to the morning course, you will learn how to use pen to create shape and tone in your watercolour paintings. During the week, you will complete a variety of pictures and subjects ready to exhibit at the Friday celebration in Court and take home. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. All art and reference materials will...

Celebrating our Seasons

Celebrating our Seasons

New for 2017

COURSE No. 8

TUTOR: Claire Warner

The ever changing colours of nature that you enjoy during the year are an ideal subject to explore in painting. Warm and cool colours, vibrant shades and misty mornings, you will have the opportunity to choose landscapes, waterscapes and flowers as subjects for this week long journey through the four seasons. As always, Claire offers plenty of demonstrations and individual attention when...

Botanical Painting for Beginners

Botanical Painting for Beginners

COURSE No. 9

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This introduction to botanical painting is designed to help develop the understanding, observation and study of plants, flowers and fruit. Starting with exercises and techniques you will pursue your own approach and style, but always focus on the detail and intricate study of the subject and so create your own personal work. You will be encouraged to be a little adventurous, flexible and...

Fast and Loose Watercolour

Fast and Loose Watercolour

New for 2017

COURSE No. 10

TUTOR: Carolyn King

This course is designed for artists who have some basic drawing and painting skills and who want to loosen up a bit and learn how to convey vitality and freedom. You will cover a variety of different skills beginning with sketching, leading to line and wash and watercolour, learning how to work quickly and discover techniques to give your paintings a fresh,...

Painting Marlborough with Watercolour

Painting Marlborough with Watercolour

New for 2017

COURSE No. 11

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This is a new and exciting course that will enable you to take home your own mementos of your week at Marlborough. Using watercolour, you will be shown how to draw and paint from photographs the sights of Marlborough town and the College. There will also be opportunities to sketch and paint outside in the grounds of the College and on the...

Architectural Sketchbook

Architectural Sketchbook

COURSE No. 12

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course is designed to inspire people who enjoy sketching and painting buildings and architectural features. You will learn the secrets of sketching and drawing buildings in a loose and lively style. There will be classroom exercises covering light and shade to achieve solidity and form. Teaching will include the importance of shadows to give depth, the theory of perspective, how to simplify...

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

COURSE No. 13

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

This is a course suitable for beginners and for those who feel that they have not had a good enough grounding in the very basics of painting with watercolours. Easy landscape, simple still lifes, colour mixing workshops and composition are all bound into proving that this deceptively tricky medium can be conquered.Most of all, you will have fun. It is designed to...

Breaking the Rules in Watercolour

Breaking the Rules in Watercolour

New for 2017

COURSE No. 14

TUTOR: Kevin Scully

Here is a chance for you to use watercolours in a loose, dynamic and expressive way. You will be encouraged to abandon many of the pre-conceived notions regarding the medium's limitations and will be given the opportunity to create paintings that are colourful, vibrant and on the wilder side of traditional watercolours. The rules are there to be broken! This course is...

A Week of Water in Watercolour

A Week of Water in Watercolour

New for 2017

COURSE No. 15

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Water offers a feast of different moods and subjects for painting. How water moves in calm waters and rough seas, rushing waterfalls, shapes and colours in reflections and lakes broken by a breeze. These are just some of the exciting ideas you will explore. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced levels of experience and ability. It is not suitable for...

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