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Painting an Iris in Watercolour 9.45-4pm

Watercolour Painting Workshop

  • Ended
  • 80 British pounds
  • St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN

Service Description

Enjoy a relaxing day painting an iris and bud in detail. Denise will give demonstrations throughout the day and provide detailed step by step instructions and handouts with a photograph and sketch for each participant. Learn how to to mix beautiful violets and greens and the traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry. You can then apply the techniques in a detailed painting of an iris. Denise will give individual guidance to each participant. The day focuses on painting so a detailed sketch will be provided with a Lightbox so the image can easily be traced on to the watercolour paper. Suitable for those with some painting experience or those who have already completed Denise's complete beginners one day course. You will need to bring a ceramic palette or an old white plate for mixing colours, a pencil, 2 large jam jars, a board to tape your paper to, Arches or Saunders 300gsm/140lb HOT or Cold pressed cotton watercolour paper or similar. I will have some available to buy on the day. Winsor Violet, Permanent Rose, Cad Yellow Light, Sap Green, Winsor Blue, Cobalt Blue and Burnt Sienna. You are welcome to arrive from 9.45am. Demonstrations will start at 10am and we finish at 4pm. Please bring your own lunch or there is a costa and Tesco is a minute walk. Free tea, coffee and biscuits including gluten free) will be available all day. The course will be held in the light and airy Wilkinson room at St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge which has free parking at the rear of the Church and is a 15min walk from the railway station. If you have any questions please email Denise at Reviews from Painting workshops: " As an apprehensive novice I was full of trepidation- no need whatsoever. This workshop was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have learned many skills and made new friends. Denise is a really patient and knowledgeable tutor. Thank you so much for a wonderful day, I have already signed up for my next workshop with Denise!" Diane " I really enjoyed the workshop. Learn't something in the first 5 minutes! Denise's very approachable, enthusiastic and very constructive about how you can continue to work on something to produce a final piece and retrieve mistakes"  Gill​ " Thank you Denise. I felt I learnt a lot. Your instruction was easy to follow and the day had a lovely atmosphere"  Judy ​

Cancelation Policy

Once you have booked a place it is allocated for the term or one day workshop. You are able to cancel up to one week before the course/workshop starts and I will refund your fee. After that point if you have to cancel I will try to fill your place but if I cannot do so there is no refund.

Contact Details

73 Hartington Grove Cambridge, UK

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