This course will cover basic watercolour and hand lettering principles which can be used together to create imaginative text-based artwork using modern calligraphic script and decorative block letters. Combining floral elements and other thematic imagery, students will explore combing text and image to create thoughtful and inspired artwork. A variety of techniques will be applied: wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, glazing, masking, negative painting, layering, and more. Carefully detailed renderings, as well as more free and flowing compositions, will be explored, using both photo references and actual subjects. Students are expected to have some experience with watercolour painting.
This course is hosted online. As such, students are required to have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access during class time. Access to a web camera and microphone is strongly recommended. Additional materials required.