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In-person Painting WORKSHOPS 2024

3 DAY WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

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If you're looking to develop your watercolour skills whilst having fun with like minded painters of all levels and backgrounds, come and join me for these 3 days of watercolour!

 

It's going to be a fun balance of theory, exercises and plenty of lovely painting!

(please note: you may bring acrylics and work on paper in a similar to watercolour

but with added flexibility of opaque paint if needed - all demos will be in watercolour)

Whether you're new to this, or have been painting for years, these three days will really help to liven up, loosen up and level up your painting!

Workshop General Details:

Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th November 2024

Lighthorne Village Hall, Warwickshire, UK. CV35 0AY

£295 per person

  • Each day 9:30am - 3:30pm approx. (this allows for travel before 4pm)

  • Warmup and theory exercises to kick off

  • We will cover a range of subjects with the emphasis on finding inspiration, having fun and letting loose with this medium

  • Reference photos provided in advance (follow my demos or bring your own subjects)

  • Morning and afternoon demonstrations

  • Demos to be followed by students guided painting time; to include plenty of 1-on-1 attention to develop individual painting (max 15 students leaves plenty of time for this)

  • Materials not included. I will provide a couple of colours for exercises and warmup. I can provide all materials for the course for an extra £35 (please enquire after booking)

  • You will be sent a materials guide well in advance of the day

  • Please do feel free to contact me for further advice at any point (I'm very friendly, I promise)

  • Suitable for ALL experience levels

  • We will cover lots of ground but in very accessible and simple to implement way

  • These groups are always lovely and extremely supportive. You'll be in great company for the 3 days!

These 3 days are all about giving you simple yet useful tools as a watercolourist to instil confidence in the medium!

Please READ ON to see what we will be looking at on each of the days

DAY 1

Composition

Shapes & Tonal Values

Paint consistency

Composition and shapes are the foundations of any successful painting, with tonal values being the glue that holds it all together!

Combine this with a simple yet highly effective approach to paint consistency and we've got everything we need to really get stuck in!

Through a series of exercises we will focus on how to simply and clearly observe our subject in terms of tone, and how this provides us with a simple watercolour process as basis for creating lively paintings.

We will also look at how tone and process are closely tied to paint consistency.

There will be one demo in the morning and one in the afternoon.

DAY 2

Colour choices

Colour Mixing

Using Colour

Once we have the foundations of shape and tone we can really start to explore and have fun with colour.

Colour mixing is one of the biggest struggles I have found students have, but it needn't be hard or complicated.

 

We will explore my simple approach to colour mixing. Along with this how to choose colours for different subjects, and how this affects our colour schemes and our paintings.

 

All though healthy amount of theory to kick off it always comes with very practical application, as well as an emphasis on keeping it light, fun and actually useful!

After some theory and exercises there will be one demo in the morning and one in the afternoon.

A little direction with colour here goes along way! These days often result in plenty of "light bulb" moments!

DAY 3

Edges

Brushwork

Bringing it all together

I describe 'edges' as being the final piece of the watercolour painting puzzle.

 

Understanding hard, soft and lost edges can immediately jump our paintings to the next level.

 

As always, with a little guidance, they are not complicated to consider or apply...with immediate results.

With some initial exercises, followed by a morning and afternoon demo, we will explore edges and paint consistency, and with this how we actually use the brush itself.

This day is about building on days one and two, adding a cheeky bonus pricniple, and looking at how to bring it all together!

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Any questions please contact:

tom@tomshepherdart.com

07980 611 267

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation with 2 months or more notice = 90% refund

  • Less than two months notice = 50% refund

  • Less than 2 weeks notice = I'm afraid I cannot offer a refund

  • (All though, if you or / I can find a replacement at short notice then I can offer a 40% refund)

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