Exploring Watercolour

Autumn leaves 1260-1260


Workshop outline.

This weekend workhop will explore possibilities with watercolour. We’ll revise some useful techniques and experiment with a few new ones on a range of different subjects. the aim is to have fun and not to worry about getting it right.

The emphasis is on developing skills in watercolour while exploring different styles and techniques. We use everything from sponges to masking fluid but we also look at traditional styles and techniques.


Classes start at 9.30 am sharp and finish around 4.30 pm.

Tea, Coffee and biscuits are provided during the workshop.

Lunch (usually 12:30 to 1:30 pm) may be purchased at the nearby shops  or brought to class by students.

Please note:

•That certain aspects of the planned program may be modified to suite the workshop.

•The course fee is for tuition only and doesn't include materials, transport  or accommodation (if required).


Materials list.

• 3 sheets of rough watercolour paper - try different ones - Arches, 300gsm cold pressed, Student w.c. Paper or Saunders Waterford paper. Cut them up into 2 or 4 pieces for was of carrying.

•Windsor and Newton artist quality watercolour paints 5 ml tubes (or what ever you have)

•Cadmium Yellow

•Cadmium Lemon

•Cadmium Red or Scarlet Lake

•Permanent Rose

•French Ultramarine Blue

•Cerulean Blue

•Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna,

•Brushes: Helen will have a selection of brushes for students to borrow and try if desired.

•A palette could be a plain white china plate, I use one all the time, or you might prefer to buy a folding palette which is easier to transport, or there is one on the market by Michael Wilcox, which helps with colour mixing by showing you where to put every colour, the choice is yours.

•Masking fluid.

•A small roll of cling wrap, sponges and masking tape. Also, a waterproof black pen (not too fine) from the news agent for sketching, small rags, a small water spray bottle and water container.

•A sketchbook.


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