Pen, Ink, and Watercolour

West Dean College
West Dean
Nr. Chichester
PO18 0QZ
Friday 3 May, 2024 to Sunday 5 May, 2024
9.15am - 5pm
Pen, Ink, and Watercolour

Work in pen and wash and widen your understanding of the two mediums. You will learn how they can be combined in different ways as you experiment with alternative approaches to creating exciting images. The subject matter will be varied, and you will have the opportunity to try a number of ways in which different inks and pens can be used together. Try new techniques in applying both ink and watercolour where the emphasis will be on producing some lively and interesting results.

On the first evening, you will be taken through some simple exercises using the two mediums.

As well as using pen and watercolour wash in its traditional form, you will also examine ways in which this combination of mediums can be used to produce some more contemporary paintings, which will help you in establishing a favoured style. You will be able to choose the kind of subject matter that interests you, including landscapes, flowers, still life and figures, etc. Your tutor will provide a selection of images for you to work from. Several paintings will be on display in a wide range of styles and techniques to inspire you. There will also be demonstrations throughout, and you can be assured of plenty of individual attention.

At the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills needed to produce good watercolour sketches, competence in using pen and ink, and the ability to combine the two different mediums.

Most art materials and reference images will be provided, but you are welcome to bring along any of your favourite materials and images that you would like to work from.

Some previous experience in drawing and watercolour painting is advisable, but not essential.