Woods in Summertime
Woods in Summertime
Investigate the use of colour.
The workshop will cover the unique watercolour and ink methods that Louise has developed but alongside this participants will be taught to consider the use of colour. Colour can impart mood, it can intensify contrast and can be utilised to create composition.
It is fascinating how colour use and juxtaposition can make a composition sing.
Louise will supply a piece of good quality, stretched watercolour paper for you. The board and paper will be yours to take away with you as there is no guarantee that you will have the time to complete the piece, allowing you to finish it at your leisure. It is better to take your time, to accept that it is worth giving yourself the chance to play and experiment and to benefit from the advice Louise can offer. But it is very necessary to bring along a sketchbook to try out mark making and medium combinations that you will discover during the workshop.
Louise will provide a number of mediums such as different types of inks, different types of pastels and some examples of felt tips. However she would ask you to bring along your own watercolour set, either pans or tubes. It is well worth investing in good quality recognised makes of watercolour. You will not need a vast range of colours just a small 12 colour pan selection or tube selection would be fine. You will also need about three watercolour paint brushes, a fine, medium and largish, but Louise will bring spares of all the equipment that is listed above, that you can make use of. Louise will provide pens and nibs to use with the inks. We will need masking fluid and water sprays but again Louise will provide these.
Louise will provide some photographs and limited edition prints from which to take inspiration. The idea is to take a detailed image and simplify the process of recording this image using a combination of drawing and painting techniques. You are very welcome to bring in any source materials that interest and inspire you as the techniques you will be experimenting with can be applied to most images.
Suitable for all abilities. The cost includes lunch and refreshments. To make a booking for any of these workshops, please contact us at 01335 347425 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one.