|Term 1 Start Date:||Course Length:||6 Weeks (2 hrs / Night)|
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|Term 4 Start Date:||23rd October|
|Course Time:||Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30pm|
This 6 weeks course is designed for beginners wishing to learn to paint with watercolour, as well as those who wish to continue developing their watercolour painting techniques. Students will be given a different project to focus on each week. This is a very popular class and will fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Week 1 & 2
- Introduction to the Course
- Basic Knowledge of tools and colours, applying colour, mixing colours
- Learning watercolour painting techniques: light to dark, making marks, applying watercolour paint with a variety of tools, how to apply watercolour paint in a single layer and variegated wash on a damp paper.
- Practice exercise: Landscape, using a flat and graduated washes
- Practice exercise: Sunset, using a (damp paper) variegated wash
Week 3 & 4
- Understanding tone and translating colours to tone
- Practice exercise: Tonal study in monochrome
- Understanding colour and colour contrast
- Practice exercise: overlaying colours
- Learn masking techniques
- Practice exercise: Masking a white-patterned jar
- Learn watercolour (mixed media) resist techniques
- Practice exercise: Using resists to create texture
Tuning up the practical skills learnt over the last 5 weeks on an artwork of your choice that will reflect your personal style and skills.
- Discussions – any subject or technique you learnt during the 5 weeks were required
- End the Course by bringing some nibbles to share with all in the last 15 – 20 min of the class
Students need to supply their own materials as follows:
- “Arche” 300gm watercolour paper – rough
- Brush* – Medium round
- Brush* – Fine round
- Brush* – Large Mop
- Masking tape – 2cm to 2.5cm wide
- Pencils – B or 2B
- 2 water containers eg jam jars/ plastic cups
- putty eraser
- colours** – “Winsor & Newton” artistic quality watercolours
- French Ultramarine Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Sienna
- Alizarin Crimson
- Payne’s grey
- A “visual diary” – A3 size spiral-bound watercolour paper pad, to record new techniques
There may be additional items that the teacher may recommend you purchase that will assist you during the term. This will be advised on the first night.
About the Teacher:
Ms Francesca Bagala was born in Italy. In 1987 she obtained her certificate from the Siderno Art School, and in 1993 she graduated with honours from the Reggio Calabria Fine Arts Academy, specializing in painting and anatomical drawing. After taking up art at a very young age, she has found in art a way of creating and expressing herself, displaying an interest in drawing, oil and acrylic painting, coloured pencils and mixed techniques.
Francesca Bagala has been active on the Italian and Australian painting scene for many years. She first came to prominence with her paintings in a number of collective exhibitions where she won awards in various national and international competitions. Focusing on portraits, landscapes and still life, her spontaneous and immediate way of painting succeeds in expressing a significant figurative originality. As a genuine and sensitive artist, she knows the ins and outs of drawings, thanks to both natural talent and skills and experiences acquired over years of art studies.
Her paintings stand out for their interpretation of the beauty and the mystery of nature in its essence, while her sensitivity leads her to choose rich and varied colours and tones, which are blended with balance and harmony. Since 2000 she moved to Australia, where she currently resides.