Watercolour Painting for Beginners
23 July 2021
Honesty Cookery School
A great day for beginners or those wanting to reacquaint themselves with watercolour painting on location. This course will be tutored by Isabel, a watercolourist, with over ten years’ experience in leading courses. She has structured the course to spend some time sited in our beautiful barn and the rest of the day in the grounds of the estate.
The morning will be spent familiarising yourself with watercolour painting indoors, exploring painting in layers, mixing colours and mark-making, as well as exploring the format of paintings. You will work from loose reference material (photos and drawings) that Isabel will have prepared.
In the afternoon you will choose your own view outdoors (there are covered areas and trees to provide shade should it be needed); you will be taught how quick sketches help to understand light and shade, and finally paint your chosen view in full colour.
Isabel teaches through direct demonstration of techniques, and by providing exercises and examples which allow you to gain confidence whilst putting paint to paper.
The course is restricted to 6 attendees to allow for plenty of one to one contact with the tutor and time to ask questions. This promises to be a relaxing, fun and instructive course.
Isabel is keen to stress that quality materials are essential to the learning experience when it comes to watercolour painting. Hence we are providing a pack for you to use and keep worth £50, all included in the price of the course. This will consist of a set of high pigment, extra fine watercolours perfect for painting plein air, 10 sheets of 300gm watercolour paper in various finishes and a set of Rosemary & Co brushes.
The course will be fuelled by the kitchens of Honesty Bakers and Makers, who will provide lunch and refreshments through the day.