The Beauty of White, Noosaville, October
9:00am - 4:00pm
Noosa Arts and Crafts Association
1 Wallace Drive. Noosaville QLD 4566
Air-conditioned studio. Kitchen and bathroom in the same building. Parking directly outside.
A weekend watercolour workshop painting the beauty of white floral subjects. BOOK HERE
Jan’s speciality and favourite subject is painting florals in watercolour. The days will be spent painting the subtleties of colours found in white, or very light coloured flowers and learning how to maximise contrast. As white is never just white and shadows are not all the same colour, you will learn how to accurately distinguish the colour and tone nuances according to the colour of the actual light source and other factors. All reference materials will be provided, and it is not essential to have drawing skills as templates will be offered for transferring images.
This workshop caters for all skill levels.
What to Bring:
Paints –Any “Artists’ Quality” brands of watercolour in a range of different colours. Include a magenta (permanent rose), phthalo blue and a primary yellow (eg hansa yellow).
Paper – For this workshop you will require 300gsm Cold Pressed watercolour paper in pads or a block. It must be 100% cotton. Again, only buy Artists’ quality. Arches, Saunders Waterford or Fabriano Artistico are excellent brands. Don’t compromise on paper, cheap brands are useless! A watercolour block is ideal as there is no need to stretch the paper. The size needs to be from about A4 or larger.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own but include at least one or two “rounds” with sharp points. (One small and one larger.) A squirrel hair “mop” would also be handy if you own one or a hake; any brush really for larger areas. Watercolour brushes can be synthetic or natural hair, but they should have short handles, not long ones, as the long-handled brushes are for acrylics and oils.
Palette – The large plastic palettes with lots of wells and a lid are my recommendation; otherwise bring what you own. Even ice-cube trays will do for puddles of colour, but you’ll need something with a larger flat surface for mixing paint on. *
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc), 1 sheet of graphite transfer paper *(no other type will do), an old hand towel or rags, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water and masking tape. A pipette* would also be handy. Also think about bringing a board with something that will prop up one end for keeping your painting surface at an angle.
* Jan will bring transfer paper and pipettes for sale. Please contact her if you would like to purchase a palette or paints as she may be able to get these cheaper than in shops on the Sunshine Coast.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.)
How to book: Phone or email Jean at NACA here. Please don't use the shopping cart below. Thanks!