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Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

Duration: Half-day / 3 hours

Price: £40

Run by: Kate West
at Kate West

01756 790066

Embsay with Eastby Village Hall
Main Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 6RE

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About the Course

Discover how to mix watercolours without the stress and disappointment of muddiness! It really is easy once you know a few little details such as it's mixing transparent and opaque colours that cause this. These workshops are small groups of up to 6.

Find out:
- how to tell whether a colour is transparent or opaque
- a few of the different ways of working with this wonderful medium, such as glazing and wet-on-wet
- a little colour theory i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary colours and how to mix them, which leads onto...
- how to mix a wider range of colours from a limited number of pigments to create a more harmonious painting
- how to lift 'mistakes' or turn them into 'happy accidents' which often results in a better, if unexpected painting!

All of which leads on to you relaxing, experimenting and having some fun with this wonderful medium!

An 'Early Bird' offer (£5 discount) is available until the month prior to the workshop running, full details on Kate's website

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?

All materials and brushes etc are included, the only things you will need to bring along with you are an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing as some pigments are staining and difficult to remove.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the workshop. Lunch is available in a huge number of cafes and pubs in Skipton (around 3 miles away) and both the The Cavendish and the Elm Tree pubs in Embsay itself offer food.

Skipton and Embsay are on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, beautiful walking country if you are staying in the area on holiday.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 15th March 2019
Friday 21st June 2019
Friday 20th September 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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