Summer Garden Watercolours
19 May @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST£120.00
Kate is an artist and illustrator based in Hertfordshire, her original artwork and high quality Giclée prints feature beautiful water colour techniques and metallic details. Kate set up Essoldo Design in August 2020 – she has sold pieces to over 14 countries across the globe and has successfully licensed her work in the UK, Europe and the USA
Why not join us for Kate’s workshop and create your own piece of art for your home?
A bit more detail
Based on organic shapes, inspired by the gardens at Toolerstone and featuring a palette of botanical colours and metallics, you will learn how to create your very own, unique piece that combines watercolour, ink details and accents of metallic shades.
About the Tutor
Having gained a degree in textile design and surface pattern, life seemed to take Kate away from her art and launched her into a career in marketing. For many years any creativity was reserved for cake making and the odd craft project. Things changed during the monotony of lockdown 2020 when Kate decided to while away her weekends by picking up a paintbrush. Instantly her passion was reignited and she was soon creating custom artwork for friends and family. As commissions through her Instagram built momentum Essoldo Design was born!
Kate is inspired by nature, from flowers and greenery to gemstones and jewels. She is obsessed with embellishment so her work features a myriad of dots, decorations and most importantly gold! (although silver, pearl, copper and gunmetal occasionally make an appearance too!).
Kate is at her happiest while painting in her studio, listening to an audiobook and occasionally dipping her paintbrush absentmindedly into her cup of (builders) tea!
Timetable of the day
09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction and a walk around the @:Toolerstone garden for some inspiration for your art work.
10:30 Time to start your master piece and an introduction to painting techniques used.
11:00 Coffee will be served
11:15 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00. Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
14:00 Putting the finishing touches to your work
15.15 Tea and cake
16:30. Workshop ends but, you can take your art work home!
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments and 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, although
brushes are provided to use on the day.
We sell frames, paints and inks in our little shop if you wish to continue this practice at home.
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!