What will you learn?
Join the very talented Rita Dee on this Introduction/refreshment of some basic watercolour techniques. You will be guided step-by step working through a basic landscape composition including ways of representing snow.
This is a lovely opportunity to experiment to see how this can result in a more creative approach to your painting and/or working on a piece of your own choice. For this you may work from your own sketches or photos or use those provided by the tutor.
Suitable for all abilities including those new to using watercolour.
Who is your tutor?
Rita has many years of experience teaching drawing and painting to adults and is a practising artist.
During 2020 she had work exhibited at the Mall Galleries and a joint exhibition at the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum. Rita participates annually in the Severn Vale and Tyndale Art Trails and many of her paintings are also available as gicleť prints and greetings cards.
Are there any additional costs?
Spare materials such as paint and brushes will be available for people to borrow if needed. Use of some items might incur a small fee such as a sheet of good quality watercolour paper at £1.
What will I need?
Please bring: Your own set of watercolour paints, either tubes or blocks/pans, minimum colours of basic yellow, red and blue. If buying from new the following in student quality 8ml tubes are recommended: lemon yellow or cadmium yellow light, alizarin crimson and ultramarine. White gouache, poster paint or acrylic is useful.
Watercolour brushes in fine, medium and large, such as one each sizes 1, 6 and 10. Good synthetic brushes are better than cheap real hair.
A palette with wells or a plate
A container for water and kitchen roll or rags.
Watercolour paper, sheets, pads or blocks at least A4 size and 300gsm. If using loose sheets they are best taped onto a board.
Bring your own sketches, and/or photos or use those provided by the tutor.