We learn by seeing and doing thus I believe in demonstrating in order to teach; so you see before you do.
“Painting should be a happy experience, not a pressured activity. No artist can paint a masterpiece every time he paints.” ~Lian Quan Zhen
Watercolour workshops for 2019 offer a relaxing but stimulating day out whilst at the same time, a suitable environment to advance your watercolour techniques and skills. All refreshments and a 2 course lunch are included in the day.
Workshops run from 10am to 4pm and are held at Salt Village Hall, nr Stafford.
If you would like to attend a workshop please contact me and I will email/post you a booking form
Workshops for 2019
9 February 2019 – Boxing Hares
March is the best time to find hares boxing. Boxing occurs when the doe has had enough of the bucks attentions!!!! Let’s talk composition. Work from sketches. Wet into Wet painting of the hares.
2 March 2019 – Toucan
Toco Toucan up front. Watercolour and watercolour pencil. Creative watercolour techniques. How black and bright colours interact.
4 May 2019 – Portrait of a child
Portrait of an eastern child – Chinese watercolour techniques. Layering watercolour is a way to mix watercolours on your paper either on wet or on dry, achieve transparent, bright colours and convincing skin tones. Use this technique to paint skin tones and much more.
29 June 2019 – Zebra/s
You decide whether to paint one zebra or a group. Paint a dark background so that the zebras stand out. A flat dark background that has depth and colour, highlights the subject. Not your traditional watercolour.
14 September 2019 – Paint people in the style of Alvaro Castagnet
Figures the Watercolour Way: ‘Think as a minimalist – A good design is a simple design’
‘Brush stokes need to have rhythm in order to provide texture, express volume and convey what the painting is all about.’
We will be painting two paintings during the course of this day.
9 November 2019 – Pig curiosity
Rules – they are a blessing and a curse. In order to break them, you need to learn them first. Painting a farm animal so that it has a quirky character of its own. Its about the pig but its also about the background and the foreground. Using white watercolour within the painting. The use of white in watercolour opens the door to new colour-mixing possibilities and a new appearance of your watercolours.
SHOULD YOUR ART GROUP OR A GROUP OF YOU WISH ME TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP AT YOUR VENUE, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL TO DISCUSS.