The bright lights of Christmas have gone and spring is yet to come.
However, “all is not lost!” she cried, because you can summon the spring that is inside you by learning the art of loose watercolour painting.
This easy pick up and put down medium will keep you warm despite the temperatures outside.
These family friendly lessons are suitable for beginners and hobbyists.
One of the many wonders of watercolour is that you might be 8 years old or 108. This is a call out to mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and grandparents! This is a great way to bond with loved ones in a relaxed atmosphere while also learning a new skill.
Join us from 2pm to 4pm on:
Sat 8 Feb – Getting Started
Sat 14 March – Waiting for Spring
Sat 11 April – The Easter Saturday Chocolate Alternative
Silver Web at Clay Cross
Here is what we will cover:
Getting Started – Understand this most exciting medium by learning about colour mixing, creating your own personal colour palette, mixing colours on the page using wet-into-wet techniques and make a ‘Watercolour Quilt’ using wet-onto-dry techniques. This approach is process driven and uses techniques which have a meditative quality.
Waiting for Spring – Also know as ‘Exploding Flowers’. In this lesson you can paint a garden that never stops blooming even in the cold of winter. In this approach the emphasis in not on what you can do but rather what the materials can do, in essence this is the key to understanding what is so special about watercolour. Here you will watch colour explode in front of you in a way that is effortless.
The Easter Saturday Chocolate Alternative – Need we say more! No need to consume those pointless calories on an overdose of bargin chocolate you didn’t really want anyway. Here we will celebrate using colour, expression and an all round fun approach to the easter holiday. Chickens and chicks, and bird life in general will be the overarching theme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be able to draw. Our facilitator will provide bird templates to work from, all you need to do is fill in the colour !
Why paint? Here are the benefits for you:
- It’s fun (We could just stop here!)
- It’s relaxing (Let’s point out here that some people find it stressful but that is only because they set their expectations on the outcome instead of the process or the ‘doing’).
- It restores a sense of control and purpose
- It can enable you to help others – for example, giving a painting can cheer a loved one up
- It has a ripple effect – the happiness you get from it effects those around you
- It provides solace – you are never really alone when you paint
- It provides a form of escape, when things go badly in life you can leap into this private world of comfort
- Its mood changing – think of the yellow of a sandy beach or a deep stormy sky
How to book
Cost: £ 25 per workshop – materials Included
Tickets on Eventbrite
Please feel free to bring along something to snack on