During this workshop we will be giving ourselves permission to relax and have fun with some great experimental watercolour techniques that give us the opportunity to play with ideas and develop our own individual style of whimsical painting.
We will be stamping with flowers and leaves, stencilling wings with doilies, using metallic and pearlescent inks and creating masking fluid flower doodles. This course is highly creative and a perennial favourite.
- How to use masking fluid with flower doodles
- How to use salt in a wash
- Stamping with leaves and flowers
- Creating pattern for wings with stencils
- How to use metallic and pearlescent inks
- How to use a bamboo pen and black ink
This course is designed for a range of abilities including complete beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee.
The items you will need to bring with you are listed below.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
Plenty of cold pressed watercolour paper 140lb with ‘not’ no smaller than 10" x 14”
Flowers and foliage for stamping, spear shaped leaves, ivy and leaves with protruding veins are good…..also daisies, hydrangea and clematis flowers work well ….be adventurous!!
Bring a pot for water for your foliage
A number of photos of dragonflies and butterflies
Brushes (min of nos 2, 6, 8, 10 rounds)
Pencils, eraser, sketch book
Masking fluid (Tutor prefers Schminke blue pen)
Old brushes & fairy liquid if you bring a pot of masking fluid
black or sepia ink
bamboo pen or similar
metallic gold or silver ink
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
Timings & Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon.
SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option