Anyone looking to improve their watercolour skills or just learn a bit more about the medium might be interested in this workshop next month.
Jana Emburey will help participants to experiment with watercolour, which we all know can be tricky to control. See the poster below for more details.
Spaces are limited so be sure to book your place quickly.
Our counterparts in the Society of Badneoch and Strathspey Artists are holding a week of free art classes in the Iona Gallery in Kingussie.
Subjects on offer include acrylic and watercolour painting, felting and weaving. And there’s even a class teaching how to make “fauxidermy” – needle felting to make a fake animal head trophy.
Organisers are trying to get an idea of numbers interested so they can ensure that there is enough material and equipment to go round and spaces in some classes may be limited.
Best of all, it’s in the school holidays so if you’re babysitting or have some children to entertain, this could be a welcome addition to the schedule. But children must be accompanied by an adult.
The climax of the event is a big exhibition of all the work created during the week
Anyone looking for more information should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowing that many of you are watercolour fans, just wanted to share this wee post I found on WordPress.
Along with workshops, I also like to give watercolour demonstrations. This is an excellent way to give people a taster of what watercolour painting can be. It’s always important to remember that my demo might be very different from other artists. What I say and do isn’t necessarily what others might agree with, […]
This week’s lesson was on how to use watercolour pencils – a versatile but often overlooked medium. Is there anyone who doesn’t have a box in their collection but isn’t sure what to do with them?
We all had a go at using them, with varying results… at least using the skooshers was good fun.
Angus talked about a number of different ways to use watercolour pencils:
- adding the colour to areas of a drawing and then washing over with water to achieve a pale effect;
- using a normal white pencil to ‘mask’ parts of the painting: when you paint over the top with watercolour, the coloured pencil should stay fixed; and
- adding details to watercolour painting.
He also talked about the different effects that can be achieved by using the watercolour pencils in different ways:
- dry pencil on dry paper
- dry pencil on damp paper – allows good coverage
- dry pencil on wet paper – creates strong lines of colour, making the watercolour pencil a ‘weapon of colour’.