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Drawing from Nature - Watercolour

Drawing & painting natural forms (Online Group Class)

  • 12 British pounds
  • Online (Zoom)

Service Description

Each class explores nature themes and drawing and painting techniques, through a combination of contextual references, observation and practical exercises. During the first half hour, we review examples of work from the previous class, I introduce the ideas and inspirations for this session and we discuss relevant artists' work. I will then spend roughly an hour demonstrating (this part of the class will be recorded), guiding you through a series of practical exercises addressing mark-making, explaining drawing and painting techniques such as layering and lifting off, wet-in-wet and dry brush, exploring formal elements such as line and texture, shape and form, tone, colour and composition. You are encouraged to join in with the practical activities and during the final half hour of class there will be an opportunity to show work-in-progress, this is optional but can be helpful for those who would like feedback and guidance on how to improve their work. This online class is suitable for all ability levels including beginners. You will need access to Zoom, a flat surface to work on and some basic art materials: watercolours or drawing ink, brushes and water, watercolour paper and some scrap paper. We will work from direct observation of natural objects and reference images - each class is themed around a specific technique and nature subject, details of which will be posted on my social media pages and emailed to participants as soon as possible after booking - advance booking is encouraged so you have time to source objects and images. £12 per person per class Concessions available - please contact me for a discount code if you are aged 65+ or a full-time student, or unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA, income support or universal credit. --- MAY 2022 THEMES: Tuesday 3rd May - Bluebells / exploring brushmarks Tuesday 10th May - Dandelion clocks / ways to create white in watercolour Tuesday 17th May - Bumblebees and butterflies / wet vs dry techniques and lifting off After this I am expecting a baby.  Please join the mailing list via my website to be notified when I resume teaching classes.  In the mean time, I am working on scheduling weekly posts to go out every Friday during my maternity leave via my Patreon page, these contain pre-recorded video demonstrations, which subscribers can access 'on demand' - https://www.patreon.com/cazunderwood - thank you for your support, it is much appreciated! Best wishes, Caz

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are possible up to 12 hours before the booked start time - but if you do need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible.