Watercolour & Mixed Media
Many artists use a wide variety of materials to create their paintings and drawings. For example, soluble pens are brilliant for creating painting ideas, or capturing a quick result when you have limited materials. Then, when in the studio, Sue works with a wide range of media to create works layered with colour and tone. She will often produce an “underpainting” in watercolour or acrylic and add details and extra dimensions by using black pens and pastels. In this course, we will discover this versatility using watercolour and mixed media. There are so many techniques to explore!

Sue will continue after Easter with a 9-week Zoom course in which you will utilize a wide range of media, including: watercolours, acrylics, soft pastels, oil pastels, and pen and wash. A full range of techniques will be incorporated and our subjects will focus on landscapes, harbour scenes, figurative studies and portraiture.

This course is suitable for all abilities and step-by-step guidance will be given throughout. Reference drawings and pictures will be sent out in advance to all students by email and placed on our course "Padlet" board.
Prosp User 3
This course is suitable for all abilities wishing to explore picture development. It is especially suitable for watercolour and mixed media enthusiasts and those interested in developing their skills in this area. Prosp User 4
Sue will give advice and guidance on materials at the first and subsequent sessions. We adopt a "use what you have" approach, but you will need a basic set of watercolours, acrylics, pastels, a few pens - soluble and non-soluble, a large tube of titanium white (acrylic) and some good quality watercolour paper (approx 300Ibs).

Further details on materials:
- Watercolours - Basic set, plus any other bits and pieces you may have
- Acrylics - Basic set plus a larger tube of titanium white
- Soft pastels (inscribe pastels; hard pastels). Unison Pastels (softer pastels); other choices are Ken Bromley Pastels
- Felt tip pens in black (Sharpie and Faber Castel); soluble pens (some felt tips are soluble); Rotring pens are good, but expensive. Best to try out your pens first, to see if they dissolve with water
- Watercolour paper (not finish), watercolour paper (Hot pressed), quarter imperial.
- Canvas – either stretched canvas or canvas board, pastel papers (Mi Tints Soft Touch,
Clairfontaine pastel card)

Sue will provide you with full details on materials on a week by week basis.

Other items include: masking fluid, variety of watercolour brushes and acrylic brushes, 2b pencil, kitchen towels, apron and a small table easel especially for pastel.

Please email Sue if you have any questions: sue_ford@email.com (www.sueford.co.
Prosp User 5
No session on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

This is an online course that will be delivered via Zoom, so please ensure that you can access this on the device you are using.

You will receive your Zoom login details in an email that is sent out 24 hours before the course is due to start. (Please note, if you enrol less than 24 hours before a course starts, you will receive your zoom code as soon as you enrol.) Please keep your Zoom code safe as you will need the same code for further classes if this is part of a course.

You will need to join Zoom five minutes before your session is due to start and remain in the “waiting room”. Your tutor will then admit you to the class once your session is ready to begin.

If you require help to download or use Zoom, please email ictskills@york.gov.uk at least a week before your course starts and we will endeavour to provide assistance.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any new creative product you intend to use during the course, before the first class.
Prosp User 6
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT3/AG1
22/04/2021
24/06/2021
13:30 - 15:30
Thursday
2.00 hrs per wk
9 weeks
Sue Ford
75.00
£75.00 full fee. £70.00 if in receipt of State Pension or £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.