Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Eleanor Mann – Watercolour Seasonal Wreath

£69.00 | 29th November - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Spaces available: 6

Eleanor Mann will introduce you to painting seasonal wreaths using the negative painting technique. Put simply, negative painting is the process of applying paint around positive shapes. A more detailed explanation of this and colour mixing will be given on the day.

The day is aimed at beginners and improvers, but even the more experienced will have something to gain from working with a different artist.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

About the Artist

Eleanor is a professional watercolour artist and a dedicated, inspiring teacher of the medium. Eleanor has written an ebook, based on her knowledge of the medium, The Watercolour Book – How to paint anything which is available as a PDF from her website, or from Amazon for Kindle.

What you will need to bring

One each of red, yellow and blue paints. I recommend and use 3 x 5ml tubes of Winsor and Newton professional quality watercolour paint in Winsor Lemon, Winsor Blue (Green Shade) and Permanent Rose.Professional quality paints are more expensive than student quality, but they are easier to use and last longer.

One large brush (No 10-14) with a good point and one smaller one (No 6-8), both synthetic. I recommend Pro-Arte.

One gummed block of watercolour paper, size 14” x 10” (300gsm/140lb). I recommend Bockingford made by St Cuthberts Mill.

One plastic palette with mixing wells

A roll of kitchen paper

Scrap watercolour paper for testing tones and colours

Pencil, (putty) rubber, pencil sharpener


Since restarting our events in summer 2020, we have introduced changes to the way we operate; including reduced class sizes. The studio has been re organised to enable everyone to remain socially distant whilst at their workstation and hand sanitiser is provided. A large video screen has been mounted on the wall to enable everyone to view demonstrations from where they are working, eliminating the need to gather around the tutor. Lunch is now in the form of a packup to be eaten at your workstation; it may be served hot or cold. Drinks are available all day on a self serve basis.

Please try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event begins to allow plenty of time to get settled in. The wearing of face masks is not required whilst at your workstation, but we would ask you to use one when moving about the studio.

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