Understanding Light and Shadows, Gold Coast
Saturday July 11
Knowledge of the colour and temperature of light and shadows is essential for anyone wishing to improve their art skills. Jan will include lots of information and demonstrations to clarify this subject that is often either misunderstood or unknown about at all. Completing a still-life painting will consolidate this new information that can be applied to all media and subject matter.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ Unit 2/ 146 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast. In the same building as Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Upstairs air-conditioned studio. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, July 11, 2020 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
Paints –Bring a range of transparent professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand.
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. 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 a larger ‘mop’ brush for backgrounds. There are so many good brushes on the market I won’t specify any particular brand, but just make sure they are designated watercolour brushes.
Palette – The large plastic palettes with lots of wells and a lid are my recommendation. Make sure it has a large enough mixing area.
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), 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.
I will supply the reference material for this workshop,
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.