Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Andrew Pitt – Watercolour Pure and Simple

£65.00 | 1st October - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Spaces available: 5

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This one day workshop is suitable for painters of all abilities. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter unhappy with the way your pictures are turning out, this workshop will offer fresh ideas and renew your enthusiasm for this most elusive of mediums. During this workshop Andrew will paint a demonstration watercolour and will provide guidance on an individual basis according to your experience and style. Once Andrew has seen the group paint he will be in a better position to address the problems (if any!) that students have encountered. He will then do another demonstration to end the day, with the aim of addressing these difficulties.

Includes homemade lunch,refreshments and cream 

About the Artist

Andrew Pitt was born in Maldon, Essex was educated St. Andrew’s University.  He has been painting landscapes since he was 11 and continues to this day as a professional artist exhibiting and demonstrating. Andrew has been teaching his painting techniques for over 40 years, gaining a reputation for his simple, direct methods and the clarity of his explanations. A loose, fresh approach to watercolour and a simplicity of style combined with an ability to explain his methods clearly, means he is much in demand as a tutor. Andrew paints with the seasons – painting outside in all weathers – and concentrates on his home area of Southwold.

Equipment and materials

The watercolour painting kit you are familiar with.

A large round brush for skies and other large areas, a medium and small brush that point well for detail.

Tube Watercolours: Blues – Windsor or Prussian, Ultramarine and Cobalt. Reds – Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Light Red and Cadmium Red. Yellows – Raw Sienna, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow. You can allow yourself one green, say Viridian.  Other colours Andrew occasionally uses are: Alizarin Crimson, Aureolin, and Cerulean Blue.

Paper: Bring the paper you are most familiar with. Suggestions are: Bockingford (140 or 200lb), Arches (140lb) Rough or Not surface. Fabriano (140lb) Rough or Not surface, Saunders Waterford (140lb) Rough.

Pencils: At least 3B or softer.

All materials and equipment will be available to buy or borrow on the day, please contact us if you need more information

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Payment: A booking can be secured on receipt of a deposit of £20 per person (cheques made payable to ‘Old Bank Studios’), however full payment must be made at least 14 days prior to the course. Full payment can be made securely via our website or by cheque made payable to 'Old Bank Studios'.

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