Paint Fast and Loose Watercolours with Tim Fisher, Old Bank Studios

Paint Fast and Loose Watercolours with Tim Fisher, Old Bank Studios

Duration: 10am-4.30pm

Price: £69

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

Based around Landscape painting, let Tim take you through the techniques for producing rapid watercolour paintings, with demonstrations to the group throughout the day. This way of working is ideal for sketching and for producing lively finished paintings. During this course we will look at effective ways of interpreting and painting trees, skies and buildings plus painting and adding figures to a landscape, all the time keeping the watercolours clean and fresh.

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?

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and afternoon tea.

All reference material provided by Tim. What you will need to bring
Watercolour paper.*
Please bring along several ¼ imperial sheets(roughly 11”x 15” or larger if you wish) of any well known brand you’re comfortable with. Paper can be stretched or unstretched, whichever you prefer.
St Cuthberts Mill is a reliable supplier of well known watercolour paper brands. I like working on 300gsm weight Sennelier watercolour paper.

An assortment of watercolour brushes with at least one which points well – There will be some for sale of the type Tim uses*.

*Tubed watercolour paint of any well known art brand .Try to avoid pans unless they are large such as Russian White Knight or Blockx.
Student colours can be used, Tim mostly uses a limited twin primary palette of the following Sennelier artist’s watercolours*:
Primary yellow 574
French ultramarine blue 314
French Vermillion 675

Venetian red 623
Yellow ochre 252
Cinereous blue 344

Extra colours;
Naples yellow 567
Cadmium yellow orange 537

Other Equipment
A drawing board just a little larger than the paper you’re working on.
Some means of tilting your work
Clips or tape to hold paper to board
Pencils*/ *graphite sticks 3b or 4b
Water container
*Palette with large mixing wells or a big white dinner plate
A4 Sketchbook
Plain white kitchen roll
FW white acrylic ink* or gouache
Water container

* These items can be purchased on the day from Tim

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the items listed everything will be available on the day to either buy or borrow, please contact us for details.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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