Flowers and Gardens in Watercolour - 2 day course with Julie King


Duration: 2 days (10-4.30)

Price: £150

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

Join this two day watercolour workshop at Old Bank Studios, Harwich.

Julie King, watercolour artist and author of How to paint Flowers in watercolour and Take three colours Watercolour Flowers, will introduce you to the secrets of flower and garden painting with tips on simplifying composition, colour mixing and interpreting textures with brushstroke techniques, as seen in her recent Leisure Painter article.

Julie will provide garden imagery, but feel free to also bring along a garden photo, which means something to you.
Fresh flowers will also be provided to add variety to the weekend.

Suitable for all levels, although a little experience in watercolour is helpful.

Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.

Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.

Please click through to our website for online booking or more details.

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?

The course price includes a homemade lunch, refreshments and a cream tea on both days.

What you will need to bring
B or 2B pencil/eraser
140lb NOT watercolour paper i.e Bockingford
1/4 imperial (11 x 15 “) plus some larger 1/2 imperial.
Board
Masking tape

Brushes
Nylon or sable round with a good point, approx. 4, 8 and 10 (larger wash brushes may be required)
masking fluid.
small sponge

Paints; tubes or pans
Mixing palette

Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt blue
Winsor blue (green shade) alternatively phthalo blue or intense blue

Yellow
Pale cadmium yellow or aureolin yellow
Cadmium yellow

Red
Scarlet lake
Permanent Rose
Quinacridone magenta

Burnt sienna

Most items will be available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact us for further details



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th July 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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