Flowers in Watercolour Workshop (Inspired by Shirley Trevena’s Experimental Techniques) with artist Julia Borodina - When: Wednesday 15th June 2019 - Time: 10am - 3.00pm - Level: All - All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost: £45 - Limited places available
Break the rules of conventional watercolour painting inspired by Shirley Trevena! You will learn a wonderfully loose way of painting, using a dynamic palette of colours and unique magical effects. This is a workshop opportunity not to be missed! During this workshop you shall discover Trevena’s marvellous innovations. To start with you will be encouraged to paint on a flat surface, allowing colour mixture and clean water to create it’s magic for you; you can make your work very personal if you bring some interesting objects (a small vase, colourful fabric, oriental plates or possibly some fresh flowers) to construct a small still-life as a reference point. Alternatively, other sources such as, photographs and drawings may also be used. You can enjoy exploring some unexpected effects created by using salt, spray bottles, hair driers, sprinkling dust from sanded watercolour pencils and many more. You will be breaking rules when planning your composition designs too using masking tape as a crucial painting tool, allowing it to combine and contrast different sections of your work. Washes over certain completed sections, rubbings with tissue and sponge, spontaneous splashes will be part of the painting process too as well as the presence of decorative patterns and other elements allowing you to develop your awareness of colour and form.