ONLINE Autumn Vegetables in Watercolour - Starts Wed 4th October 2023 at 2pm
LAST MINUTE PLACES AVAILABLE
BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wed 4th October at 8am UK TIME
Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we would encourage students to participate live and work along with the tutor, if possible.
A video playback service will still be provided to all students for 60 days.
Wed 4th October 2pm - 4pm
Wed 11th October 2pm - 4pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for students of all abilities. This is a work-along workshop and so we would encourage students to have their materials to hand, ready to participate live during the class.
In this two-part class, you will be learning how to draw and paint the rich vegetables and fruits of October; we will be focusing on tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms.
Jan will demonstrate how to begin your drawing for you to then paint confidently, using fresh clean watercolour. We will consider the technique of wet-into-wet, wet into dry, and learn how to build colour to give rich details to the study, plus creating soft shadows to give light and clarity to your work.
We will look at masking areas and lifting colour. We will investigate ways of mixing good greens, which is always difficult, to enhance the chosen vegetable or fruit when adding leaves and stems. Jan will demonstrate the easy way to create good composition.
We will work on a different painting each week and there will be time for feedback on your work at the end of session two. This online class with Jan will be informative, fun, rewarding and enjoyable.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Observational drawing
- Applying first paint washes
- Mixing colour
- Lifting and masking techniques.
- Adding finer detail
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Please have to hand your usual painting materials for watercolour painting.
- Your colours should include Permanent Rose, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine blue, and Cerulean Blue (or Cobalt Blue or Winsor Blue). In addition, you may wish to add Burnt Sienna and/or Raw Umber and Viridian or phthalo green. Further colours are most useful but not essential.
- Hot Pressed 90lb or 140 lb (190gsm or 300 gsm) watercolour paper. This can be Arches or Waterford Hot pressed paper, Fabriano Artistico or Fabriano 5 (Classico) or Hot Pressed Bockingford.
- Graphite pencils: HB and 2B and an eraser
- BRUSHES: 3 good paint brushes though you can supply more. Must have good points! Nos. 7 or 8 round and No. 2 or 3 round - Plus a small brush Nos: 00 for finer detail.
- A couple of “old “brushes for mixing paint.
- Water pots and mixing palette or white plate
- Kitchen towel
- A small natural sponge (optional but handy)
- Masking fluid and a pen or stick with which to apply it
Links to suppliers
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Jan will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.