Spring Watercolours Workshop

At Stubbington Library, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Introduce learners to a loose painting style and explore different techniques to create texture. *Demonstrate using masking fluid with the embossing tool and an old brush *Apply watercolour paints using the wet in wet method to create a soft background *Use at least three techniques: salt water, cling film and flicking to create texture *Complete at least one watercolour flower painting in a loose style with texture created by the techniques learnt. Artist and tutor Carolyn Watts will guide you to paint flowers in a loose, expressive and impressionistic style using the popular watercolour medium. The lesson will have demonstrations and step by step instructions to help you build your painting with lots of layers. We will work from photos as a starting point and concentrate on the different techniques to create texture. We will use salt water, cling film, flicking, dry brush lift, dry brush, sponge to create texture in the subject and around the painting. This is a relaxed and friendly workshop designed for learners whatever their motivation to attend. Because this is only a three hour workshop this workshop would benefit a learner that has some experience with painting with watercolours. You will need: Apron. Watercolour pan or tubes (At least the primary colours, burnt umber or sienna and a payne's grey, or similar) and a palette. Water jar x 2. Kitchen roll. Flat, round and rigger brushes sable or synthetic sizes to suit paper scale, an old small brush or embossing tool, masking fluid., scrap paper, A4 watercolour paper, ideally 140lb (or higher) cold pressed, masking tape, cling film, a sponge a small board or backing card to fit paper size. Water and salt water will be provided. E-mail Carolyn for further info: Or materials can be purchased on the day at a 2 cost payable to the tutor. Booking is essential, so contact the library, call the Booking Line: 01329 663332 or visit to guarantee a place

  • Cost£15
  • ContactStubbington Library
  • Phone01329 663332
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Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP