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Watercolour Plein Air Weekend with Andrew Pitt, Old Bank Studios

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 1st June 2019.

Duration: Two days 10am-4.30pm

Price: £140

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

19 Kings Quay Street
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

This two day watercolour workshop will take place mostly in the open air (unless the weather is very bad), with some studio time as well. It is suitable for watercolour painters with some experience, whether plein air or studio based.

To begin this two day workshop Andrew will paint a demonstration watercolour, explaining as he does so the things you need to know about working outside. He will offer advise on colour use and mixing, composition, what to put into a picture and equally important, what to leave out. As you embark on your own work he will provide guidance on an individual basis according to your experience and style. Once he has seen the group paint he will be in a better position to address the problems (if any!) that students have encountered. Over the two days you will paint at least two pieces and the course will end with a critique and possibly a final demo from Andrew

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.

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What's included in the price?

Includes homemade lunch,refreshments and cream tea both days.

Please bring:
Equipment and materials
The watercolour painting kit you are familiar with.

A large round brush for skies and other large areas, a medium and small brush that point well for detail.

Tube Watercolours: Blues – Windsor or Prussian, Ultramarine and Cobalt. Reds – Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Light Red and Cadmium Red. Yellows – Raw Sienna, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow. You can allow yourself one green, say Viridian. Other colours Andrew occasionally uses are: Alizarin Crimson, Aureolin, and Cerulean Blue.

Paper: Bring the paper you are most familiar with. Suggestions are: Bockingford (140 or 200lb), Arches (140lb) Rough or Not surface. Fabriano (140lb) Rough or Not surface, Saunders Waterford (140lb) Rough.

Pencils: At least 3B or softer.
Field easel
Drawing board
Masking tape
Bulldog clips
Suitable outdoor clothing for all eventualities and sunscreen
Camping/fishing stool

Most materials and equipment will be available to buy or borrow on the day, please contact us if you need more information

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 18th May 2019

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

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