The simple materials of water, paper and pigment can be used creatively in a variety of different ways. Learn how to consider these choices fully to produce individual work and develop your painting style.
You will explore how to paint with free-flowing pigment whilst retaining control. Wherever possible, you will learn ways to allow pigments to mix on the surface of the paper and explore this process with a selection of different paper surfaces. You will tackle subjects from landscape, detail, figures and architecture, on both a large and small scale.
On the first evening, there will be two demonstrations, followed by exercises on a similar theme, which are quick and fast to get you started.
This course will help you become a more accomplished artist on the journey of exploration. You will leave with studies, exercises and finished pieces, which will help you move forward to broaden your painting boundaries. You will have gained confidence in colour mixing on the paper surface and exploring the fluidity of the medium in a range of subjects.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
What students need to bring
- Water spray atomiser bottle
- An old blunt knife (similar to a butter knife), not a scalpel
- Please bring a couple of reference photos of your choice that could be used as the framework for a study.
- Any watercolour paper, paints and brushes you may have
- Adhesive tape
- Pencils - 2B and 4B, a putty and a plastic rubber
- Saunders Waterford or Arches watercolour paper 140lb, 300gsm in all surfaces, Hot Press, NOT and rough
- Winsor & Newton Artist Quality watercolour tube paints: recommended colours to be discussed
- Bleedproof white paint by Winsor & Newton
Available to buy
- Available from shop:
- A good variety of art materials, including Saunders Waterford or Arches watercolour paper 140lb, 300gsm Hot Press, NOT and rough. Winsor & Newton artist quality watercolour tube paints and bleed proof white paint, watercolour brushes, adhesive tape, pencils 2B, 4B, putty and plastic rubbers.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals.