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College of Extended Learning

Basic Watercolour Techniques

CCOM 1016

Watercolour painting of a bird on a cloudy backgroundLearn the fundamental techniques essential to enter into the world of watercolour painting. Use your creativity with primary colours and walk away with your very own 5” x 7” composition.

Explore the uses of various materials and mediums available to the watercolour painter and get out your brush! Jump right into painting and be exposed to techniques such as flat and graded wash, wet in wet, dry brush, spray techniques, colour lifting, edge softening and layering. Use primary colours to learn the power of complementary colours. Janel will teach you how basic techniques are key to being creatively successful with watercolour. 

This learn-through-play method will suit those who have never lifted a brush and those amateurs looking to gain insight into the basic techniques of the watercolour medium.

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA
Time: p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus
9 Bailey Drive
Memorial Hall, Room 26 (campus map)
Course fee: $55 + $20 (cash) materials fee (+ HST)
Instructor: Janel Doucet

Materials

There is a $20 (cash) materials fee and includes: 

  • Prang Watercolor set 
  • Artist Loft fundamental watercolour brush kit
  • Artist Loft watercolour paper pad
  • Sponge

About the instructor

From a very early age, Janel studied visual art, focusing on colour theory, fundamental principals of design, portraiture and various paint mediums. She graduated in 2004 with a Diploma in Fine Craft, Jewelry/Metal Arts from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She is passionate about colour and revels in testing new techniques in various mediums.

She has worked with a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and metals, although she specializes in portraitures. Her intention with her portraits is to connect with her client and capture the essence of the individual subject. Life has moved her all over the province, but she is now settled back in Fredericton, where she has picked up her brush with a flourish and is back on the art scene with intensity.

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