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

Duration: Half-day / 3 hours

Price: £45

Book with: Kate West
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Embsay with Eastby Village Hall
Main Street
Embsay, Skipton
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!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. 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.

Want to review this course?

Great workshop, learnt a lot

- - #22935

Response from Kate West:

Hi Dave, thanks for taking the time to leave a quick review, it is very much appreciated!

I really enjoyed this workshop as I learnt some basic tips and it has encouraged me to start painting again after a three year gap.

- - #22933

Response from Kate West:

Hi Caroline, so good to know you are encouraged to start painting again after a 3 year gap!
You and the other artists were a joy to work with and it was one of the most enjoyable sessions with wonderful trees created - these will now be added to images advertising this course... I have taken on board the suggestions you all kindly made.

I really enjoyed this short introduction to watercolours. I learnt several important techniques and have gained the confidence to get started with watercolours at home.

- - #20681

Response from Kate West:

The main aim of the workshop was developing the skills to work confidently with watercolours, something that you did really well - your mix of gray from tertiary colours was amazing! Good to know you had a successful 'launch' into this wonderful medium and thank you for taking the time to provide this review. Kate

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Course Start Dates

Friday 20th September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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