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BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

 'YELLOW SWEET PEAS, WHITE SWEET PEAS' - GEORGIA O' KEEFFE

'YELLOW SWEET PEAS, WHITE SWEET PEAS' - GEORGIA O' KEEFFE

TUTOR: JULIA BORODINA IS A RUSSIAN-BORM 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 ANUAL EXHIBITION AND AT THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIRMINGHAM ARTISTS. www.juliaborodina.co.uk

THIS COURSE WILL BE AN INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL FLOWER AND PLANT PAINTING. YOU WILL CHOOSE A SUBJECT AND LEARN TO IDENTIFY AND ILLUSTRATE THE IMPORTANT FEATURES, SUCH AS LEAF AND FLOWER TYPE AS WELL AS LEARNING ABOUT THE KEY FEATURES IN YOUR CHOSEN PLANT. YOU WILL EXPLORE FLAT WASH, GRADED WASH, BLENDED WASH, WET-IN-WET AS WELL AS THE VARIOUS DRY BRUSH TECHNIQUES. A FINAL BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATION WILL BE PRODUCED IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE DAY.

THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS AND FIND YOUR OWN STYLE BY GIVING YOU TUITION ON THE IMPORTANT TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO ENABLE YOU TO DEVELOP AS A BOTANICAL ARTIST. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO FIND SUBJECTS THAT INTEREST YOU AND TO WORK FROM LIVE SPECIMENS, YOU MAY CONSIDER BRINGING SOME FRESH FLOWERS FROM A MARKET OR PICKING SOME SAMPLES OF WILD PLANTS (EVEN THE WEEDS AND DRY LEAVES WILL BE WONDERFUL TO PAINT).

YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK AND GUIDANCE AT ALL STAGES AS WELL AS SUPPORT IN SPECIFIC AREAS THAT MAY OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO YOU.

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016  - TIME: 10AM - 4PM - COST: £55

ALL MATERIALS, BUFFET LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED 

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