Painting in Watercolour with Jill Iliffe

Course overview

Under the guidance of our professional and experienced tutor spend time learning a range of practical skills and approaches to watercolour painting.

Techniques covered during this watercolour course include mixing colours, use of good brushwork and creating a good composition.

This is a mixed ability course and the tutor will be adaptable to respond to all learners needs and believes that it enhances the students’ experience and learning. The class atmosphere will be relaxed but focused on what each learner needs.

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.

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  • How to mix colours including how to mix skin tones
  • How to use different watercolour techniques
  • About good brushwork
  • About creating a good composition
  • More experienced learners will be taught how to advance their skills and experiment to achieve a higher level and greater range in their painting
  • Subjects covered will be landscape, people, still life, abstract and anything else that you would like to paint!
  • How to relax and have fun when painting

Teaching methods include:

  • tutor demonstrations
  • 1-2-1 tutor support
  • peer support and discussion

Some basic materials will be provided including:

  • jar for water
  • eraser
  • drawing pencil
  • palette or white plate

Please provide the following:

  • apron or wear old clothing
  • A3 or A4 watercolour paper pad
  • set of watercolour paints if you have them (tubes or tablets), if you don’t have any then buy tubes of yellow ochre, alizarin crimson and cobalt blue (you may find a starter set more cost-effective)
  • brushes round size 12 and 6, they should be soft and for watercolour, but bring other watercolour brushes if you have them as we can adapt

Our tutor Jill is a professional artist who has also been teaching art to adults for 20 years. She believes that she is very lucky to do both of these things and loves to see her learners progress and surprise themselves with what they can achieve.

Jill has exhibited widely in both commercial and publicly funded galleries and in 2019 one of her pieces was purchased by the Heritage Fund for a museum collection. She achieved an MA in Drawing at the University of the Art London in 2009 and is an elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. In 2020 she took part in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. Jill works in watercolour, oils and graphite pencil depending on the effect that she wants to achieve.

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