Creating Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolours with George Boyter

Duration: 2 days

Price: £160

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

01296 733200

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

This course will allow you to become more ambitious with your watercolours by revealing advanced techniques used by professional artists.

You will start with a recap of some of the most fundamental watercolour techniques - the important aspects of The Wash, The Wet-in-Wet phase and Dry Brushwork. You shall then examine painting with the light and against the light to achieve magical Mood and Atmosphere. Alongside this, you will identify Focal Points necessary for impactful composition and enhance it by using tonal values and Warm versus Cool colours to give maximum impact.

By the end of the course, participants will have produced a minimum of 2 complete paintings. You will have developed an understanding of how to treat foreground, middle ground and background, the correct pigment to water ratio to create all important lost and found edges and how to plan and create more atmospheric paintings.

George Boyter studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and thereafter he embarked on an award-winning career as a creative director in advertising in London. Now a full time artist and tutor, he specializes in watercolour landscapes, life drawing, portraits and oils.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided although The Phoenix Tea Rooms, just next door, provide an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.

What to bring;
Students will be required to bring professional watercolour tube paints according to a specific palette of 10 core colours as advised by the tutor as well as Saunders Waterford 300gsm Rough Paper 12”x16” in Block Format. A full materials list will be sent out prior to the course.

Material fee:

No material fee will be required for this course.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 16th July 2018

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