CREATIVE VIBRANT WATERCOLOURS with Jacky Pearson, New Zealand Watercolourist

Let’s have fun throwing watercolour paint and water around for this five day workshop. Watercolours are the most versatile of all the mediums. Learn some of the techniques needed for lovely glowing watercolours; loosen up those brush strokes, create gorgeous washes, add details as you go.

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Only 40 days until the workshops begin.

We are getting closer to the main event.

There are still some places available in a few workshops so hurry if you don’t want to miss out.

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Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour with Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life size, shape and connecting parts, achieving a tonal drawing of the subject (which also becomes part of your reference material) for watercolour painting.

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2018 Workshops & Tutors Announced

We are pleased to announce a list of Tutors and their mediums for 2018.

You can book a place in these popular workshops now to avoid disappointment.

2018 Tutors

HERMAN PEKEL – LANDSCAPES IN OIL – The Importance of Tone PLEASE NOTE: WATER BASED OILS

ONE VACANCY AVAILABLE

This is an informative and hands-on workshop designed for artists with some experience, based on the solid fundamental approach championed by the impressionists and realists. The first lesson in painting is don’t ever start a painting until you know why you are doing it. Next is how you are going to do it. Think things through and you will backtrack and correct less often. There is much to be said about spontaneity as long as you plan for it!

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Art Retreat at Wallingford Homestead, New Zealand with Judith White BA. AWI.

Travelling to another country to paint and draw is a unique opportunity; to be stimulated and inspired by an unfamiliar landscape. Capturing an essential quality and sense of place will be an important issue during the workshop. Escape to the Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand’s North Island with Judith White for an inspiring five day workshop, exploring the landscape around Wallingford Homestead. One of the aims of the workshop will be to try and foster your own sense of connection to the environment and personal experience.

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Painting Open Flowers In Watercolour with Heidi Willis

has only two places remaining.

This intensive workshop will have its usual emphasis on improving your over all watercolour techniques: but the focus this time will be exploring the gorgeous topic of painting flowers in full bloom… and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Working with standard watercolour techniques of washes, the more complex process of glazing (or layers of wash) and the intricate art of dry brushing, this wonderful subject offers an ideal opportunity to look intimately at colour, form, texture, light, tone, structure and techniques so specific to botanical illustration.

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ONLY ONE VACANCY AVAILABLE – SKETCHING AND WATERCOLOUR PAINTING with Malcolm Carver, Architect ARAIA RIBA AWI

 

Imagine this scenario: a feeling of despondency starting the week saying ‘I can’t draw to save my life’…..or ‘I wasn’t born with this skill’ … to the sense of achievement, fulfillment and exhilaration by the end of the week when you discover that you actually can. Most students just need encouragement. The workshop is open to all, both beginners and those with previous experience. Drawing of course, is fundamental to all painting skills like the skeletal frame is to the human body. Painting is drawing with a brush! Designed for all aspiring artists at whatever skill level, this course is fun … learning to see things and portray them in your own way.

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Art Retreat at Wallingford Homestead, New Zealand with Judith White BA. AWI.

Travelling to another country to paint and draw is a unique opportunity; to be stimulated and inspired by an unfamiliar landscape. Capturing an essential quality and sense of place will be an important issue during the workshop. Escape to the Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand’s North Island with Judith White for an inspiring five day workshop, exploring the landscape around Wallingford Homestead. One of the aims of the workshop will be to try and foster your own sense of connection to the environment and personal experience.

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