Art for Beginners: Using Watercolours

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Course code: PL1273F

This five week course will introduce you to using watercolours, helping you to explore using the medium to create your very own pieces of art.

When and where


From 25 Apr 2024 to 23 May 2024
Thu 10:00-12:00

5 weeks

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25 Apr 2024

10:00 to 12:00

02 May 2024

10:00 to 12:00

09 May 2024

10:00 to 12:00

16 May 2024

10:00 to 12:00

23 May 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 £65.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £65.00, the concession rate is £33.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about the basic principles of using watercolours. Topics include:</p>

<li>Introducing materials; paper, brushes and colours</li>
<li>Introducing planning and composition</li>
<li>How to apply washes and brush control</li>
<li>Introducing the use of colour</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. 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. 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. 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. You will be expected to purchase your own materials as the course progresses. a basic set of watercolours a mixing palette a large and a small watercolour brush watercolour paper pencil and paper You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes.</p>