Workshop Days: Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th
Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Organic Breakfast & Lunch is provided & catered into our studio space
(also vegan, vegetarian, gluten free)
Day 1: Saturday, August 10th
WatercoloUr & Mastering Personal Technique
10:00am - Personal Intro Discussions & Group Breakfast
Objectives: Building the basic foundations and techniques of watercolour to equip all skill ranges with necessary techniques to start painting. Throughout the day, exercises and subject matter will be given to paint. For example, painting a simple cat from using purely wet on wet techniques, and a bird from purely wet on dry, ending with something that uses both wet on wet and wet on dry to show the versatility of watercolour techniques at your disposal.
Start building upon basic techniques and start developing an understanding of color mixing, color theory and transparency using water. This is to give a way to create the colors at their disposal, and also to be able to start giving an understanding of how layering and glazing works. Main exercises will be to create a color chart, transparency charts, skin mixing charts, and then a basic portrait.
Transparency with Water Dilutions, Color Charts, End of the day discussions
Wet on Wet Techniques, Wet on Dry Techniques, Discussion: Finding, developing & mastering your style
4:00pm - Wrap up for next day
Day 2: Sunday, August 11th
Colour Mixing, Layering, Mixed Media
+ Social Media & Making it as an artist
10:00am - Breakfast
Objectives: How to compose a compelling image and to ultimately execute a portraiture piece from reference or from direct observation. Utilising watercolour techniques learnt to stylise. Later there will be an introduction to mixed media beyond watercolour: considering mediums such as ink, gold leaf, pastel, acrylic etc.
Objective: Develop and encourage exploration & personalization of techniques and the general painting process - by showing a more in-depth, advanced analysis and practice of the basic techniques. Creating your own personal and powerful style of portraiture. Main exercise of the day will be on layering and glazing, building upon skin layers and how to start creating portraits.
Masking, Layering & Glazing, Negative Painting, Textures, Composition, Mixed Media
Discussions: Making it as an Artist Today / Social Media
4:00pm - Clean Up