Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Ian McManus – Improve Your Skills in Watercolour

£160.00 | 9th April - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 10

Two day course

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April

During the weekend workshop, 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 both days

About the artist

Ian is a self-taught artist whose workshops and demonstrations are always in demand. Many of his pupils 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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By phone: Call 01255 242930. (please leave a message out of office hours and we will call you back.)

By Post: Please send your completed booking form and payment to: Old Bank Studios, 19 King Quay Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER.

Payment: A booking can be secured on receipt of a deposit of £20 per person per day (cheques made payable to ‘Old Bank Studios’), however full payment must be made at least 21 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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