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Decorative bird painting workshop

Illustrative Portrait Painting

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For adults and youths 12+, with Yvonne Stewart

In this four hour workshop you will paint a bird of your choice using gouache. Gouache is a type of paint which shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic. Here you will learn the basics of how to work with this media. You will practice layering gouache and explore mark making techniques then apply these to create feathers and textures within your bird. Students will create experimental sheets to begin with and then paint a final 5 x 7 inch painting. Final artwork will be presented in a cello bag with backing board and a certificate about the artwork for you to take home. Materials will be provided but please bring with you any photos or pictures of birds you would like to work from. This workshop is suitable for beginners or anyone with an interest in painting.
Remember your packed lunch! Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre!

Forgan Arts Centre is rooted in the community and strives to offer educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, in an environment that enriches well-being.
Established in 1978, the Centre offers a wide variety of classes and events to the residents of Newport-On-Tay and surrounding towns and villages.

You don’t have to become a member to attend our classes, however it dramatically reduces the cost of your course and any other classes throughout the year, as well as helping to support the Centre. If you would like to join us, Membership costs £30 for the year and can be purchased at the Centre or under the members tab on our website

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If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials will be provided but please bring along any photos you might like to work from. Remember your packed lunch! Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre.


Alana Peden at Forgan Arts Centre
Cupar Road
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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4 hours (10:30am - 2:30pm)

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