Get Creative with Watercolour! Gold Coast, February
Saturday February 18
9:00am - 4:00pm
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast.
Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Kitchen and bathroom in the same building. Parking directly outside.
This workshop will inspire you with many ideas for future paintings that don’t involve just painting from photos!
We will look at creating a collage incorporating patterned papers, to then paint this new reference in watercolour. Additional media may be added, such as gouache, pen, pencil and/or colour pencils. This takes an ordinary still-life scene for example and gives it some pizzazz! Subject choice could also be animals, birds, flowers, fruit etc. Bring a paper print of a favourite subject and see how to give it more excitement.
Other ideas shared will be about turning a setup of nature subjects such as leaves, twigs or stones into an interesting design and then painting from ‘life’.
You will leave with unique paintings, fresh ideas, and plenty of subject matter to continue your watercolour journey!
Please book via the shopping cart below or contact me directly if you prefer to pay on the day. I have a Square reader for EFTPOS, or you can pay cash.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road. BYO coffee mug
Paints –Bring a range of professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand. If you already own them, also bring some tubes of gouache, or you can get by with just white gouache as it can be tinted with watercolours.
Paper –You will require 300gsm Cold Pressed watercolour paper in Medium or Rough. My recommendation is to buy a watercolour block as the paper is already stretched. ¼ or ½ sheet size is fine. Quality brands are Arches or Saunders Waterford or Fabriano Artistico. Student quality paper just doesn’t work well. Make sure the paper is 100% Cotton.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own, but include at least two ‘rounds’ with a sharp point (one small and one larger), plus ‘flats’ in a range of sizes. Just make sure they are designated watercolour brushes. (Not acrylic or oil brushes with long handles!) You may also need some fine point brushes for detail.
Palette – Your regular watercolour palette. Optional: Any clean plastic palettes with lots of wells will suit. Otherwise, white ceramic small dishes or plates will also work. Make sure they have a large enough mixing area. Bring a saucer or plastic lid (or whatever) for mixing gouache on.
Board –Larger than your paper and something to prop up under one end for working at an angle.
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc, plus pen and paper for taking notes), 1 sheet of *graphite transfer paper (not carbon paper), 1 x A4 or A3 sheet of tracing paper, A4 or A3 sketch paper, SCISSORS, an old towel or hand towel, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water, and masking tape. A medicine dropper or plastic pipette for squirting small amounts of water would also be handy. OPTIONAL: Colour pencils, oil pastels, felt tip pens etc.
I will supply the reference material for this workshop, but you are welcome to bring any favourite copyright free images of subjects of your choice. I suggest you also have an A4 photocopy of your chosen image to use for transferring. A colour photocopy also is ideal for cutting out and placing over patterned papers to work out a composition.
* I will have some sheets of graphite transfer paper for sale for $3.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road. BYO coffee mug if you prefer to drink from a ceramic cup rather than paper.