March is the month that hares put on their boxing gloves and are seen more openly in fields having romantic duels, it therefore seems appropriate to hold a watercolour workshop to try to capture the enigmatic spirit of these elusive creatures.
Charcoal is a wonderful medium that naturally loosens an artist up and when it is put together with watercolour a beautiful alchemy takes place. The pictures will be painted in a limited pallet of verdigris, cerulean and umbers on hot pressed paper as a smooth support for the charcoal and finished off with black ink using a bamboo pen
- Drawing warm up techniques
- How to use charcoal
- Tonal drawing with charcoal and understanding the play of light in the picture
- Loose washes
- The effect of salt
- Making marks with a bamboo pen and ink
This course is designed for a range of abilities including complete beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee. The items you 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
- Hot pressed watercolour paper 140lb 10" x 14” min (you can buy the paper from Denny at 70p per sheet)
- A number of photos of hares….sitting, running, boxing etc
- Charcoal sticks
- Eraser & putty rubber
- Sketch book
- Brushes (nos 2,6,10,14 min)
- Masking tape
- Rock salt
- Black or sepia ink
- Bamboo pen or equivalent or fine/mapping dip pen (some of these are available on site if needed)
Minimum palette (these colours or similar to)
Cerulean blue, French ultramarine, Burnt umber
Quinacridone gold, Sap green
Optional (only if you have them)
Green/gold, Cobalt teal or turquoise, Raw umber, Indigo
Metallic gold 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