Watercolours Summer School. All Levels

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Course code: D79F

Ideal for beginners and more experienced watercolourists

when

From 19 Aug 2024 to 23 Aug 2024
Full time - all week 09:30-13:30

one week

Date
19 Aug 2024
Time
09:30 to 13:30
Date
20 Aug 2024
Time
09:30 to 13:30
Date
21 Aug 2024
Time
09:30 to 13:30
Date
22 Aug 2024
Time
09:30 to 13:30
Date
23 Aug 2024
Time
09:30 to 13:30

with Ellie Minaei

where

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


fees

full fee for this course: £150.00, concession fee: £90.00.

who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">Summer Schools offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in a medium. This short course is designed for all levels, from the complete beginner wanting to try something new, to the practising artist looking to enliven their practice. </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Your experienced tutor will work at an appropriate speed to ensure everyone in the group can get the most out of each session. <strong>This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</strong></span></span></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The Summer School will provide a good grounding in watercolour techniques for complete beginners, and a useful review of skills for painters with a little more experience. </span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Learners can choose to paint the same picture as the tutor or use their own reference picture which should be related to the theme selected by the tutor. (The tutor will advise the theme and email out reference pictures before the start of the course).</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Each session will follow a step-by-step approach with plenty of short demonstrations and individual help as needed. Learners will learn how to create unique paintings with using specific watercolour techniques in an enjoyable and creative environment. <strong>This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</strong></span></span></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, but this is a short course, so it is best to join by 2<sup>nd</sup> session especially if you are a beginner.</span></span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">No, it is for all levels.</span></span></span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Learners can progress to weekly watercolour courses or Saturday workshops at Stoke Lodge to develop their skills and confidence.</span></span></span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, learners provide their own materials and equipment.</span></span></span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">It is optional.</span></span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<ul>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Watercolour paint set</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Palette</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Watercolour brushes </span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Watercolour paper (Cold Press (NOT) 300g/m² - 140lb recommended)</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Watercolour paper to be stretched on wooden board, with reference picture already transferred/sketched on it and ready to paint.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Gummed tape (water activated)</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Sponge</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Drawing pencil (2H)</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Eraser </span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">A4 colour copy of reference picture</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Water jar</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Spray bottle</span></span></span></li>
</ul>

<p> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Complete beginners may wish to email the tutor in advance for advice before buying any of the above. Her email address is: </span></strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Verdana&#34;,sans-serif"><a href="mailto:e.minaei@yahoo.com"><span style="color:blue">e.minaei@yahoo.com</span></a></span></span></span></p>

<p> </p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The tutor will demonstrate ‘How’, and ‘Why’ various techniques are used from the palette to the paper depending on the subject matter and the desired effects. Every stroke is shown and explained in real time.</span></span></span></p>

Equipment Required

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">See list above.</span></span></span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

<ul>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
</ul>

<p style="margin-left:48px"> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>