Explorations: NBCCD Watercolour Exhibit
April 11, 2017
Explorations : Watercolour and Collage
April 12 to May 8, 2017
" As a Jewellery and metals student, working with watercolour was a challenge in the beginning as it is such a soft and unpredictable medium. After some time I learned how it could be used to influence a certain mood or feeling. I really enjoy creating an alternative atmosphere or reality in my paintings."
Draw 2902: Watercolour is an elective course for First Year Diploma students as a complement to their Studio majors. The students have already completed their Foundation Year covering fundamentals of art and design. Then in their Diploma Years, their major focus is on their Studio work, but they also get to choose a few elective courses that introduce some different materials and approaches.
Watercolours are greatly admired for their fluidity and transparency, and for their sparkling, bold or delicate colours. They are a joy to paint with, but not necessarily easy to handle. The first part of this course presents traditional techniques to build some control with the medium. The second part of the course, which everyone enjoys, allows for more experimenting and freedom, using different applications of the paint, mixing media, and some funky collage.
This exhibit showcases some paintings and collage work from the students in the fall 2017 class. Their work displays their individuality.