An Introduction to Watercolour Painting

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Course code: PL1246F

A gentle and supportive introduction to painting with watercolours so that you can create paintings to be proud of.

When and where


From 05 Jun 2024 to 19 Jun 2024
Wed 10:00-12:00

3 weeks

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05 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00

12 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00

19 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00


King's Park Leisure & Learning Centre 

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive



Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £39.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £39.00, the concession rate is £20.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This course is fantastic for those just starting out. Over two weeks sessions will include both group and individual support so that you can get started using watercolours.</p>

<p>Topics include:</p>

<li>Discussions about suitable paper and brushes</li>
<li>How to apply washes</li>
<li>Colour mixing</li>

<p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.</p>

<p>Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.</p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.</p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. </p>

<p>Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you. </p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.  </p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course. </p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Beginners course, and you will be expected to have no experience in the subject or very basic knowledge of the subject, including some memory of the subject from school. </p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.</p>

<p>You should also bring any relevant art materials that you have available to the first session, but before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor. Some of materials you would bring are:</p>

<li>A basic set of watercolours</li>
<li>A mixing palette</li>
<li>A large and a small watercolour brush</li>
<li>Watercolour paper</li>
<li>Pencil and paper</li>

<p>You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes.</p>