Whether you have never picked up a brush before, or have often painted but been frustrated by the results, the Beginners Day will be a godsend for you! This workshop covers the absolute basics in watercolour: advice on what sort of brushes, palettes and paper to use and how to mix beautiful, fresh colours from just three tubes.
Great for those painters who always seem to end up with greys and browns, or insipid colours. We experiment with making transparent, pure colours and create a colour chart for future reference. Time is spent looking at brush technique, and the wet in wet technique.
The afternoon is spent in putting all this information and experimentation into practice, making small studies of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, and just enjoying loosening up with lovely, juicy paint. The emphasis on this day is to familiarise yourself with simple techniques, to lose inhibitions and possible unhelpful habits with watercolour, and not on producing a finished painting. It’s all about enjoying painting and building confidence. It’s not unlikely though, that one of those little studies may be lovely enough to make you want to have it framed!
All one day courses begin at 10am and finish at 4pm.
All materials are included, so you don’t have the headache of sourcing lots of things beforehand!
– Basic tea, coffee and milk is provided; if you take any special tea, or drinks etc., please bring those along.
– You will need to bring along your own packed lunch (please be aware there is nowhere to purchase food or drink in the immediate area).
Groups are a maximum of ten in order for us to give lots of individual attention to students, and there is an emphasis on frequent demonstrations, methodical, step-by-step tuition and encouragement. Printed notes on all the techniques covered are given to all students to take home, too. The atmosphere is relaxed, cheerful and supportive, so nervous beginners needn’t worry at all!
Most workshops are minimum two days. A two-day workshop costs between £195 and £225 depending on the location.
All workshop materials are provided.
For more workshop information and dates go to watercolourworkshops.co.uk.