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Have you ever felt you would like to explore the work of Turner, if so this workshop is just the thing for you. Join us for a ‘hands on’ investigation of his unique technique, allowing you to experiment with colour, texture, striking effects produced by washes and composition. 

'Dazzling, evocative and sublime',  is how Tate Britain characterised the forward-thinking watercolour work of Joseph Mallord William Turner. 

The workshop will be focussed on exploring Turner’s methodology, reference material and handouts provided for visual support ; you will investigate what unique tools he used to create an expressive painting ; you will create graded, wet on wet and washes charged with energy and colour. Unexpected results will be common during this workshop, as you will follow the great master’s way of breaking his own rules. You will practice painting on toned paper creating dramatic effects. There will be allocated time for you to produce personal atmospheric work based on Turner’s approach creating a watercolour with impact. You will also receive feedback and guidance at all stages as well as support in specific areas that may of particular interest to you.

Tutor: Julia Borodina is a Russian-born fine artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work. Julia holds a BA in fine art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in painting from University of Wolverhampton. She has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in water colours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists.


Teaching is professional and encouraging, the workshop will suit beginners as well as experienced practitioners including those who have taken this workshop with Julia before.

When:Monday 25th September  2017  - Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm - Suitable for all levels - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost £40 - Limited places available

Please contact Pennie to book a place or for further information: office; 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140









Earlier Event: September 19
Later Event: October 2