Watercolour in Black and White

Watercolour in Black and White

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

‘Tone does the work, colour gets the credit’ is an expression often used by artists. Learn to paint beautiful watercolours by painting tone with just one colour: Black! Create beautiful effects of light and dark; develop fresh, fluid wash effects and strong dynamic pictures. Demonstrations and guided exercises will improve your skills and confidence. Become better equipped to express the beauty of colour through this workshop in black and white.

What we will cover in the course

  • Develop a series of basic tonal exercises using black watercolour paint; practise graduated washes; paint sea/sky picture
  • Identify light and dark areas of an image; paint basic forms and scenes with two tones only; paint a picture with three tones only
  • Practise and develop more watercolour images painted in three tones. Use photos as reference material and follow tutor demo paintings
  • ‘Pitching the tone’: high, middle and low key. Why and when to use which key
  • Introduce wet-in-wet technique: blurred edges and merged tones
  • Bringing it all together and introduction of colour/tone exercises

Past Student Feedback

“Excellent, well structures course. Watercolour skills are progressiveley introduced and reinforced. Harry is enthusiastic and helps all students to develop their skills,” Bart Berghins.

“Great variety of techniques and skills, especially in tone,” Ri Fraser.

“This is exactly what I was looking for so was very happy to find it on offer,” Jesika Dawn.

"This is a wonderful course with a lot of content, the two days were full with only just enough time for the practise side,"

What to bring

  • Arches 300g rough watercolour paper (if you can’t get this tutor will have a supply)
  • One tube watercolour paint: artist quality Paynes Grey, Neutral tint or Black
  • Brushes: bring what you have. Around brush with a good point, about 1/2" wide would be good
  • Own lunch/refreshments
  • Apron if you want

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!