Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Susan Boddy – Beginners Watercolour

£65.00 | 17th March - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Spaces available: 3

The day will begin with exercises to help develop technique. You will get to know your palette as you warm up with colour mixing and mark making. You will learn about colour intensity and tonal values, important skills which you need, as it is tonal contrast which helps create 3D qualities and depth to your work. Susan will explain the importance of timing in watercolour painting, whether you are working wet into wet or wet on dry and will help you identify and appreciate the ‘abstract’ marks and ‘happy accidents’ you make and how to use them. There will also be short demonstrations throughout the day.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea 

About the Artist

As a qualified music teacher, Susan has taught both in schools and privately for over 40 years.  Through this time she has also developed a passion for painting in watercolour and more recently in acrylic and mixed media.
Susan has lived in East Anglia all her life and is constantly stimulated by the beautiful landscape. She has been painting professionally for over twelve years and exhibits regularly; including four solo shows.

What you will need to bring

Your usual watercolour kit

Paints – artist quality are best, but good student brands will work.

Paper – Susan prefers Arches 140lb NOT or rough (available to purchase on the day), but other cheaper brands such as Bockingford are fine for beginners.

Pallet, water pot and board

A range of good quality watercolour paper, student quality watercolour tubes and other items will be  available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices

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