Feathers & Treasures Watercolour Workshop
12 July @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm BST£90.00
In this relaxing and informative workshop our tutor, Allie Pottinger, will demonstrate many creative techniques, including how to capture the finer details of feathers and treasures (pine cones, pebbles, leaves) to loose, textured background washes, creating your own beautiful, nature-inspired masterpiece.
A bit more detail
Join friendly and experienced Cheshire watercolour artist Allie. She will share her skills and give you guidance throughout your day, in the light and spacious studio space. All dates are suitable for complete beginners to intermediates. Includes art materials, a freshly homemade lunch and refreshments.
About the Tutor
Allie graduated with a BA hons degree in illustration and spent time pursuing her love of art in London. Allie says the “Drawing, painting and sketching is all about enjoying your topic”. Allie loves to paint in a garden or whilst on a dog walk – capturing the natural changing of the seasons whether it is summer with its delicate florals, insects fluttering around them, or sitting on a snowy hillside working on a landscape view.
Allie has had her work featured in many exhibitions including Young Illustrator of the year exhibition at Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, The Association of Illustrators Gallery in London, The Arts Centre in Bollington, Cheshire. She has also exhibited paintings at ‘Summerfields’ in Oxford and at the Royal Collage of London in aid of the Art for Youth.
Timetable of the day
09.45 A warm welcome with refreshments
10.00 Introduction and demonstration of sketching feathers and treasures; a fir cone or an interesting pebble, drawing inspiration from the beautiful gardens.
10.30 Allie will share watercolour techniques and her process for painting a variety of feathers. You will have time to practise, explore and have fun with what you have learnt.
11.30 Continue with the workshop at your own pace, sketch out your masterpiece and lay your first colour washes, Allie is on hand for guidance.
13.00 Lunch in the refectory
14.00 Creating the body of the work. Demonstration of further details creating the intricate, fluffiness of down feathers, showy tail to the strong asymmetric wing feather.
15.00 Putting the finishing touches to your work for a finish at 15.15
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments & a delicious lunch
- Free onsite car parking
- The most important bit, your very own piece of art to take home
What do I need to bring?
You can bring your favourite brushes if you wish.
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!