Reflections in Watercolour, Gold Coast, October
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122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast.
Saturday October 9 9am - 4pm
Paint reflections in water and/or on shiny surfaces and learn the science behind it. It’s not just a matter of painting what you see, but knowing what you see and why! Students will gain knowledge in painting reflections which will translate into skills useful for all media.
WHAT TO BRING
Paints –Bring a range of 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 and large washes. 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, but you are welcome to bring any favourite copyright free images of subjects with reflections. I suggest you also have an A4 photocopy of your chosen image to use for transferring.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.