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Garden Birds & Tree Blossom Watercolours


Date: 9 May 2023 @ 9:45 am - 3:45 pm BST


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Spring brings gorgeous pink and white tree blossom. This watercolour workshop will focus on capturing these beautiful blooms whilst sketching and painting a colourful blue tit or small garden bird on the branch. Allie will show you how to capture the details, even the direction of the tiny feathers.

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 to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction and demonstration of sketching trees in the landscape, drawing inspiration from the gardens
10:30 Allie will share watercolour techniques and her process for painting her Autumn walk scene, you will have time to practise, explore and have fun with what you have learnt

11:15 Coffee will be served
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 Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
14:00 Creating the body of the work. Demonstration of how to include figures in your landscape picture
15.00 Putting the finishing touches to your work
15.45 The workshop ends but your love of painting will continue

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.

Experience level
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional.

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