Watercolour Painting for those with Experience and Beginners
This is your opportunity to get to grips with Watercolour painting. This course is for those with little experience, and will cover the basic techniques of watercolour,and will enable you to take home at least one completed picture. There will be plenty of demonstrations and encouragement, but beware watercolour painting is addictive.
'Lastingham Vicarage Garden' - watercolour by Sandra
24th - 26th March and 6th - 8th October 2017
Aim to create a vibrant colourful portrait that reflects the subject's personality. There is
no easy answer but there are a range of ideas, suggestions and tips that can help achieve a satistying result.
Paint what moves you and try to capture the escence of the person.
Why not have a go in oil or acrylic?
Landscapes ~ Please get me started.
9th - 11th June and 11th - 13th August 2017
Take heart and let us acknowledge, and then confront that daunting gap between inspiration and realisation, analyze the problem and then work out a strategy for overcoming it.
With practice you will be able to tackle landscapes with great insight and confidence.
12th - 14th May and 8th - 10th September and 3rd - 5th November 2017
Aim to create a vibrant colourful painting that reflects your choice of subject matter. There is no easy answer to painting but there are a range of ideas, suggestions and tips that can help
achieve a satisfying result. Choose a subject matter that moves you and try to capture the essence of the scene. Why not have a go with a pallet knife or even your fingers?
Learn to Draw
24th - 26th February 2017
For the aspiring artist, drawing highlights and ability to observe, what is seen with clarity and economy. Through drawing you will achieve a greater understanding of your subject. The course will enable you to learn how to create, and keep a visual diary. To capture the every day things around us, as well as places and events encountered, when on holiday or abroad. You will be guided through what materials to use, and how to select a subject ~ for beginners and the more experienced.
Line and wash
The Joys of line wash combine the sharp crisp markings of penwork, with the soft luminous effects of washes. You can choose a bold effect or a delicate pastel approach, a drawing or a painting. The wonderful flexibility of line and wash can accommodate many tastes and techniques.
7th - 9th July and 1st - 3rd December 2017
Nature presents a host of colours , tones and textures for the artist to tackle.With a little lateral thinking, watercolour can produce the most uplifting and exciting results. The aim of the course is to leave you feeling confident in the use of applying strong watercolour washes to create contrast.