In this relaxing and informative workshop our tutor, Allie Pottinger, will demonstrate many creative techniques, including how to capture the finer details of feathers and treasures (pine cones, pebbles, leaves) to loose, textured background washes, creating your own beautiful, nature-inspired masterpiece.
A bit more detail
Join friendly and experienced Cheshire watercolour artist Allie. She will share her skills and give you guidance throughout your day, in the light and spacious studio space. All dates are suitable for complete beginners to intermediates. Includes art materials, a freshly homemade lunch and refreshments.
About the Tutor
Allie graduated with a BA hons degree in illustration and spent time pursuing her love of art in London. Allie says the “Drawing, painting and sketching is all about enjoying your topic”. Allie loves to paint in a garden or whilst on a dog walk – capturing the natural changing of the seasons whether it is summer with its delicate florals, insects fluttering around them, or sitting on a snowy hillside working on a landscape view.
Allie has had her work featured in many exhibitions including Young Illustrator of the year exhibition at Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, The Association of Illustrators Gallery in London, The Arts Centre in Bollington, Cheshire. She has also exhibited paintings at ‘Summerfields’ in Oxford and at the Royal Collage of London in aid of the Art for Youth.
Timetable of the day
09.45 A warm welcome with refreshments
10.00 Introduction and demonstration of sketching feathers and treasures; a fir cone or an interesting pebble, drawing inspiration from the beautiful gardens.
10.30 Allie will share watercolour techniques and her process for painting a variety of feathers. You will have time to practise, explore and have fun with what you have learnt.
11.30 Continue with the workshop at your own pace, sketch out your masterpiece and lay your first colour washes, Allie is on hand for guidance.
13.00 Lunch in the refectory
14.00 Creating the body of the work. Demonstration of further details creating the intricate, fluffiness of down feathers, showy tail to the strong asymmetric wing feather.
15.00 Putting the finishing touches to your work for a finish at 15.15
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials & tools
Aprons are provided for the day if required
Refreshments & a delicious lunch
Free onsite car parking
The most important bit, your very own piece of art to take home
1 day (9:45am to 3:15pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
1 day (9:45am to 3:15pm)
I attended this workshop in July and the venue is fabulous, beautiful gardens & staff are so welcoming. Loved the fabrics & relaxing atmosphere. Food was delicious and I would definitely recommend. Jill the tutor was really helpful and full of handy hints.
Response from @:Toolerstone:It's always lovely to get a fab review! Thank you.