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 mixing transparent and opaque colours causes this. These workshops are small groups of up to 6, ensuring individual attention for every artist.
- 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!
During the session you will be creating a painting of a landscape with a tree (photo provided or bring your own, special image) so you will have a completed painting to take home.
Your own copy of reference sheets and the session's workbook will remind you of what you have discovered during the workshop. The workbook and other info will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
Joining instructions, including directions to Embsay are sent out to all participants in the week before the workshop.
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?
All materials and brushes etc are included, the only things you 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. There is a free car park directly across the road from Embsay Village Hall (The Elm Tree pub is next to the car park too).
Skipton and Embsay are on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, beautiful walking country if you are staying in the area on holiday.
Kate West at Kate West
Embsay with Eastby Village Hall Main Street Embsay, Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 6RE
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.
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.
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