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Pondlife and Water Reflections Watercolours with Allie Pottinger


Date: 18 April 2023 @ 9:45 am - 3:45 pm BST


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Water is one of the most sought out subjects in watercolour. In this workshop there will be plenty of demonstrations – Allie will show you how to paint stunning reflections on the water, capturing a beautiful scene including how to paint dragon flies. Water moving lazily and water ripples. We will visit and weather permitting sketch down by the pond in the gardens here at Toolerstone. Your finished painting will be a nod to Monet.

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
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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