Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Watercolour (LLLA07112)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
The use of watercolour as an expressive visual medium is often typecast to convey dramatic and floodlit views of the sea, the sky and the land; This course aims to explore and expand the possibilities of working with watercolours and inks as a more contemporary medium. During the course, students will explore and interrogate various materials, techniques and processes based on studio set-ups, location based studies and moving through to developing works from personal imagery and references.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Make an informed use of a sketchbook, which demonstrates insight in the use of methods and processes of watercolour as a contemporary medium employing them in a context.
Demonstrate a range of watercolour methods and techniques employing a range of drawing approaches, mediums and scales to investigate various subject matters.
Create an accomplished and related body of resolved work support by sketchbooks and developed studies showing the beginnings of a personal language.
Blockley, J. 1987 ¿Watercolour Interpretations¿. Collins.
Wilton, A. 1982 ¿Turner Abroad: France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland¿. BCA
Hockney, D. 2007. ¿Hockney on Turner Watercolours¿ Tate
Hockney, D. 2011. ¿A Yorkshire Sketchbook¿ Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Scott, M. 2004. ¿The Watercolour Artist's Bible: The Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist¿. Search Press Ltd
Kemp, L. 2008 ¿Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines¿. F&W
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||using watercolour techniques and materials
observational drawing and painting
understanding of how to developing research material/ideas
effective use of watercolour techniques and materials on location.
ability to translate effectively various subject matter through the watercolour and ink based materials.
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400