People Portraits with Watercolour and Coloured Pencil
Tutor: Jonathan NeweyCourse Code: 3422-07

Summary

This is a three day course that will show you how to achieve the texture, colour and character of people using watercolour and coloured pencils (crayons). Using photos supplied and after tracing down the outline you will be shown how to mix the skin tones and then paint the basic colours of the eyes, hair and skin with the watercolour. You will then be shown how to use the pencil to add detail and texture.

Description

Skills and techniques learnt will include mixing colours, how to use the brush, light and dark tones, lifting and blotting, shading in a particular direction and how to achieve texture and detail with the pencils. By the end of the course you will have produced two at least one painting and started a second one.

This is an ideal course to learn how to draw and paint people portraits with watercolour and coloured pencil. Each exercise will be demonstrated by the tutor step by step and the course will be run in a friendly, non pressured environment where the tutor will be on hand to encourage and inspire. Ideal for beginners and people with some knowledge of the mediums. This course is an ideal stepping stone to other courses run by Missenden School of Creative Arts where you could develop your drawing and painting skills further.

Please bring with you

1 x pad of 'Not' surface watercolour paper 140lb/300gsm 'Not' refers to the surface texture of the paper and is also known as CP (cold pressed) or Bockingford. At least A4 in size (or equivalent)
1 x size 10 or 12 round watercolour brush
1 x size 2 or 4 round watercolour brush
Watercolour paint, either tubes or pans
If bringing tubes then you will need 1 white mixing palette or china plate
I recommend the following basic set of colours: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Alizarin Crimson
1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container) Tissues, 2B pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener
Coloured pencils: Any good quality make of pencil such as Derwent, Caran Dache, Faber Castell, Prismacolor. Watercolour pencils can be used but we will not be using them wet. As many different colours as possible especially different browns plus a couple of yellows, reds, blues, a green, white and black.

Level

Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan is an award-winning artist with over 20 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting. He specialises in watercolour and coloured pencil drawing.

24th to 26th Aug 2022
Wednesday to Friday

Timetable

Wednesday
9.15amStudents arrive (coffee available)
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Thursday
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Friday
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmLast teaching session
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"I learned a lot and now know what I need to improve on." (May 2019)

"Great course and excellent tutor." (Summer School 2019)

"Amazing how far you can get in three days from nothing." (Summer School 2019)

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