Ian McManus – Painting Watercolours with Impact

Date: 30th April 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 3
Ian McManus - Painting Watercolours with Impact

During this instructive day with Ian McManus you will be able to complete at least one painting. You will work along with Ian following his demonstration which he will break down into a few manageable chunks. There will be an appraisal of your completed work at the end of the day.

Ian will show you how to improve the initial drawing of the subject, demonstrate the importance of composition, design, perspective and how to use colour and tone to give your painting narrative, atmosphere and impact.

Working with Ian will provide you with the foundations you need to continue improving your paintings at your own pace.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments 

About the artist

Ian is a self-taught artist whose workshops and demonstrations are always in demand. Many of his students are impressed with the help he gives them to develop their painting skills and produce their best work.

In 2021, he celebrated his successful 10th solo exhibition at The Gallery, Holt.

He has been building his local reputation through being a member of the I.E.A. and his international reputation, travelling to China in 2019 having been invited to the International Watercolour event where he found new inspiration for his street scenes. He was pre-selected to exhibit at the R.I. and has also released his first DVD, One Hour Watercolours and will be filming another in 2022.

What you will need to bring

¼ sheets of rough watercolour paper – Ian uses Sanders Waterford

A variety of brushes, the best quality you can manage

A good selection of watercolour paints, preferably tubes and artist quality

Masking tape

Painting board, water pot, palette (available to borrow at the studios)


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