Organizer: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Name: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Phone: 017684 83984
Email: [email protected]
£75 Lunch included Material Charges : Please bring your own materials - see below. . Please bring: Watercolours, watercolour pencils and waterproof pens. NOT watercolour paper (140lb or 200lb) it must be stiff, I use 200lb. Scissors, palette, ruler, hairdryer, photos of foliage ie ivy, holly, Christmas roses and others etc ... or the real thing- and maybe robins too! Maybe if you already have them, inktence sticks aswell.
Painting a Looser Botanical for Christmas ... in Watercolour with Lyn Evans
Lyn will teach you how to employ loose watercolour techniques, allowing the pigment and water combination to work their own magic without too much interference being necessary. You could also include other tools, such as pens, inktence pencils, watercolour pencils, salt and twigs, to be used along side your paints, to obtain the beautiful effects from the watercolours.
Although Lyn usually likes to paint her watercolours from life, (and you are welcome to bring specimens if freely available) we will be using references photos for this course as well. During the morning, Lyn will teach, step by step, the techniques she employs and builds on for different effects - and although some basic experience of watercolours is preferred, it is by no means essential, especially as the painting style is relaxed and loose. Students will need to provide their own materials as outlined below.
The iconic shapes of winter's Christmas foliage and flowers ... holly, ivy, berries, snowdrops, hellebores and pointsettia - along with their festive colours, make lovely subjects for this festive workshop. Your pieces could later be 'reproduced' (at the local print shop) and used along with 'blank card/ envelope sets' (widely available online) to make some really special hand painted Christmas cards this year.
At the end of the day everyone should have at least one lovely piece of work to take home.
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