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Different Approaches to Painting Trees, Watercolour workshop (explore various styles and
techniques to paint trees, inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Ian Sidaway) - - with artist Julia Borodina - When:  Monday 9th July 2018 -Time: 10am - 3pm  - All materials & refreshments included (just bring a packed lunch) 
Level: All - Cost: £40 - Limited places available

During this workshop you will explore two approaches to painting trees. One is based on the work of the 19th century artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. His technique is focused on simplification of the elements including tone, colour and composition. You will learn how to simply use the brush to build up masses of trees in the very direct fashion. You will also be encouraged to paint with crumpled paper and even use mono printing. It is perfect time for you to explore rules of composition and practice creating dynamic but balanced designs when painting trees. The second approach is inspired by the resent watercolour paintings of Ian Sidaway. Very different and distinctive painting style of the artist methodology will help you to understand the structure of the trees when painting from observation. This method teaches you to explore colour, tone and intricate contours of tree shapes, it disciplines you to plan the stages of the work from apply glazes to establishing sky-holes within the foliage. You will come away full of practical solutions and creative ideas ego to include trees in your work with confidence.

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 the University of Wolverhampton. Julia 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 Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists.

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