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Painting Birds in Watercolour 9.45-4pm

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

Service Description

Enjoy a relaxing day painting birds. Denise will give demonstrations throughout the day for two bird projects and provide detailed step by step instructions and handouts with a photograph for each project. One project will focus on painting a small bird and the other a larger portrait of an owl in a looser style. The birds will be painting using the traditional pure watercolour techniques of wet on wet, dry on dry and wet on dry. Suitable for those with some painting experience or those who have already completed my complete beginners one day course. The day focuses on painting, so sketches of the birds will be provided with a Lightbox so the images can easily be traced on to the watercolour paper. 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 ROUGH or Cold pressed cotton watercolour paper. Please bring along any watercolour paints that you already have. These are the colours Denise uses : Cadmium yellow pale/light  Vermilion or cadmium orange Winsor red or permanent red Permenant rose Burnt umber or burnt Sienna Ultramarine blue Winsor blue Cobalt Winsor green or Viridian Please arrive from 9.45am. Demonstrations will start at 10am and we finish at 4pm. Please bring your own lunch, there is a Costa, Tesco and Sainsbury's locally if you need to buy lunch. 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. Any questions email me at Reviews can be found on the review page of my website, one example is shown below. "Thank you so much for a wonderful painting colourful doors workshop. You gave amazingly detailed demonstrations with so much advice & inspiration. I came away with a much better understanding on how to create interesting & varied textures to put into the doors projects you prepared for us. You encouraged me to go larger for this workshop, it was brilliant to work on a much bigger areas for the washes. ‘Practice makes perfect’ they say, we certainly came away with a lot more ideas & skills we can work on." Janet 2022 Doors workshop ​

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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