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Portraits in Watercolour

20SP6 Portraits

Start date: 3rd Jun 2024

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £108

Day: Monday

Duration: 7 weeks

Tutor: Martin Kerrison

Course code: 24SU003

Explore painting portraits in watercolour. Learn how to control and explore watercolour to create exciting effects and convincing images. This course teaches the key skills necessary for successful portraiture in watercolour, from preliminary drawings to creating complex wash effects. Depending on progress, there may be opportunities to experiment with ink and gouache too. The course draws from both traditional and contemporary artists, exploring how they have used the language of watercolour. This mixed ability course would suit both beginners and experienced students alike.

All materials are included, unless you'd like to bring along anything in particular


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Martin Kerrison

Martin Kerrison

I am an artist and educator, having extensive experience as a senior school and adult education teacher. I teach drawing, painting, life and portraiture classes to all ages and abilities, exploring a wide range of materials and approaches. I believe art benefits all and everyone has creative potential.
My art practice focusses on figurative and magical realist painting and I have exhibited widely, most notably at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 2022, 2020 and 2015.
Graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Fine Art, I took a PGCE at Oxford and an MA in History of Art at the University of London. I taught art for many years in the London area, working as a Teacher of Art and Art History, Adult Education Tutor and Head of Art and Photography, before relocating to Yorkshire in 2021.
When not at the easel or in the classroom, I can often be found enjoying countryside walks, historic buildings, singing in local groups or playing cricket.

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