Wildlife Illustration Class - Simon Williams SB at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
This course is set out to master using watercolours and perhaps gouache in illustrating a wildlife subject, whether from photos or specimens. It is also quite common for students to trace the pictures first - the class is not about an ability to draw but learning in depth about painting techniques - so please don't be put off believing you cannot learn to paint because you cannot draw - not true at all.
Gouache can be used in different styles either working light to dark, or the reverse, dark to light building layers up a bit more opaquely. It is more versatile then traditional watercolour for being able to over paint light colour onto darker tones. It depends on the subject matter as to which way is appropriate and this course will help you look and observe details, mix colour and application techniques. Building up opaque layers is a careful process but is ideal for finely detailed work such as botanical illustration and a lot of technique will be ‘dry brush’ to render detail.
Simon Williams, a highly accomplished botanical artists and a member of the SBA will be coming to Greystoke from Dorset. Class sizes will be limited to 10 people so that people can get the most from a class. There are 3 days planned on each visit
Day One is for Botanical Painting, Day Two is for Wildlife Painting and Day 3 is a follow up day for both, but is also open to new students who may not have attended the other days.
Often people attend all three and just stick to painting one subject, with Simon there to watch over - whether botanical or wildlife, which is fine. Please note however that Simons demonstrations and group teaching will be specific to the days allocated.
All days require a bit of patience as this course requires a tight rather than loose style of painting, but is open to all levels.
Gouache in very simple terms is watercolour paint with a white base added.
Adult £70.00, 18-25 year olds:£40 per day inc lovely 2 course lunch, refreshments and home-made cakes.
|Wed 31 Jul 2013||09:30 to 16:00|
|Thu 1 Aug 2013||09:30 to 16:00|
|Notes||The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sep.|
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VenueQuirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Map reference: NY 439312 Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142
On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.
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