Lavinia Hamer – Line and Wash

Date: 9th August 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Spaces: 4

70208 76205 This one day workshop will focus on using waterproof pen drawing with washes of watercolour. This is a useful technique for sketchbooks and paintings and is frequently used as an illustration method. As a medium pen and wash is suitable for smaller pieces of work up to A4, so you will not need large sheets of paper. Lavinia teaches by demonstration and example in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Students will have the opportunity to try several use of the technique and will learn;

  • To plan a composition
  • To draw with a pen
  • Mix colour and apply washes
  • Complete details

The subjects will include small objects for drawing and local scenery. If the weather is fine it may be possible to include a local beach scene outside. (If this interests you then you may like to bring appropriate clothing). About the artist: Lavinia Hamer works principally in Watercolour and Pen and Wash with a strong interest in natural subjects.She began her art training at Falmouth School of Art and took her degree and post-graduate at Chelsea School of Art as well as a post-graduate year in Holland. As well as exhibiting regularly Lavinia teaches Art courses, demonstrates and runs painting holidays. She has illustrated a number of books and contributed to Art magazines. She has also worked in stained glass. Currently Lavinia works mainly in East Anglia but maintains strong links with Cornwall where she also works part of the time.

What you will need to bring

Watercolour paints (usually 2 reds, 2 blues, a yellow and some neutrals) A boxed set of watercolours in pans or blocks is easy to use. Round brushes, sizes 4,6, or 8 for example. Good quality heavy cartridge paper. Avoid thin or textured paper. Fine line pens that contain waterproof ink such as Profipen, Unipin Faber Castell drawing pens. Size .3 and .5 are good basics; smaller and larger are also useful. Lavinia can supply paper on the day for a small cost and other equipment is available to use if there is anything you don’t have.

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