Watercolour for Complete Beginners : David Lewry

"Watercolour is an extremely popular medium for artists but it can be one of the trickiest to master. Many people would like to try it but are daunted by the prospect of joining a class where others may be more experienced. David is an experienced tutor at the Centre and believes that the early stages of teaching the medium require a lot of demonstrations and hands-on help that is not always possible in the more experienced classes. This course is designed exactly to offer this help. No previous experience will be assumed and all of the basic techniques will be carefully explained and demonstrated. There will be plenty of time to practise and ask questions, with a view to gaining confidence and experience. The aim of the course is to get students to a stage where they will be able to slot into one of the other classes at the Centre and not feel out of place. A list of basic inexpensive materials will be provided before the start of the course. "

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "