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Exploring the art of adding ink to your watercolours at Flatford Mill

Exploring the art of adding ink to your watercolours at Flatford Mill

About the Course

This fun course is equally suitable for near beginners and those who have painted in watercolours for a while. It will teach you how different types of ink can add a dynamic addition to your watercolour paintings at different stages. You will be shown how to apply inks in many ways. We will be working outside (weather permitting) and in the studio, using techniques that you may not thought of. This is great fun and you will go home with stunning, lively, fresh watercolour and ink paintings.

Please note we have no accommodation available for this course. If you would like information on local B&Bs please contact us.

Course tutor: Linda Series and Caroline Furlong
Linda Series and Caroline Furlong are experienced watercolourists and tutors, who greatly enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with painters of all levels of ability.

What to Bring
Brushes: You will need one round large brush – eg a no. 14 or 16, round brushes in nos. 4, 8, 10 and a rigger. It is not necessary to buy the expensive sable types: synthetic are quite adequate. However, sable will give better results, so bring them along if you already have them. Small sword liner brush

Colours: Either pan colours (in small plastic holders) or tube colours (recommended), are suitable. You will need a water pot and a palette (eg a white china plate) for mixing colours.
Please bring the following colours:
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Cadmium Red
Prussian Blue
Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Umber
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Light Red
Four or five Tombow water-soluble coloured pens in different colours (available from Tindall’s online or any other good art shops)

Paper: It is essential that you bring paper made specifically for watercolour painting. Suitable makes are Bockingford or Langton, obtainable in most art shops. You may also like to bring a small pad of cartridge paper for making quick sketches and notes. Paper will be available for sale. A sketch book with good quality cartridge paper.

Pens: Black and/or sepia waterproof pens with varying size nibs, water soluble pens if available, and a bottle of black Winsor & Newton waterproof ink.

Pencils: Please bring a 2B pencil for sketching.

Putty eraser
Craft knife
Masking tape
will all be useful.

The Centre will provide drawing boards. We also have small sketching stools and easels for hire at a small charge if required.

Please note that the Centre does not stock art materials, apart from loose sheets of Bockingford 140 lb paper.

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?

Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance


Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
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