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Watercolour Painting - An Introduction

Course Description

This course is a very good first point for discovering the art of using watercolours. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still lifes, landscapes and general sceneries.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

The course is structured in a flexible manner and can accommodate all skill levels from absolute beginners to advanced students.
It is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about the beauty and various techniques to paint with watercolours.
No previous knowledge/qualifications are required but some drawing experience will be very useful.

Course Content

By the end of the course you will be able to;
plan a watercolour in terms of composition and tone
apply different washes (plain, gradated, variegated, wet-in-wet)
use a broad tonal range
mix a wide range of colours from the three primary colours

Teaching and Learning Methods

There will be technical exercises, which will allow you to then proceed with the task of the day set by the teacher.

You will be working at your own level in your own time. There will be plenty of 1:1 feedback throughout the lesson. There will be a group "show and tell" at the end of the day.
Resources used within each lesson are available for students on our online learning platform, iLearn.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor, and in written form at the end of the course.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject.
For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work, you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design as a Pathway into Higher Education.

Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.

Our Student’s Work

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Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572