Depicting Summer Details - Botanical Watercolours
with Dawn Wright SBA
Monday 9th September 3:00 pm - Thursday 12th September 2024 at 2:00 pm
Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Near Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8RH
Depicting Summer Details - Botanical Watercolours with Dawn Wright SBA
Take time out this Summer to immerse yourself in a detailed study of all things botanical, studying the flowers, seedheads and foliage of the season. Professional artist Dawn Wright SBA will lead us through a colourful world of watercolour and help us to use this lucid medium to capture the intricate details of this colourful time of year.
The course is aimed at both complete beginners and those who are already experienced. Using mainly watercolours and working directly from a choice of natural specimens, you will develop your knowledge and skills of botanical art, learning how to represent three dimensional objects on a flat surface.
Your tutor Dawn will take you through an exploration into pigments and paints, and you will learn to apply a basic colour theory to understand the relationships of colour and tonal values to add realism to your work. There will be opportunities to try different techniques and gain an understanding into the makings of a good composition. We will also take a look at the fascinating history of botanical illustration, helping us to see our work in context.
Whether you are already a keen botanical illustrator or are completely new to the field, the course is an ideal place to work alongside other like-minded artists, share ideas and see work in progress first-hand. If you attended Dawn's course in May this longer break will give you more time to enjoy the process and build up a more detailed composition.
Arrive from 3 pm on Monday 9th September, departing 2 pm on Thursday 12th September 2024.
The programme details, along with a suggested list of materials to bring will be forwarded around4 weeks prior to the workshop start date.
The Nightingale Centre at Great Hucklow, near Tideswell in Derbyshire is a spacious, warm and friendly residential centre where you will have your own single-occupancy en-suite room. Meals are set out in the communal restaurant area and the car park is very close-to, with access ramp. The teaching room is light, secure and surrounded by the wonderful Derbyshire countryside. Non-painting partners are also welcome, please enquire for availability and pricing options. Different dietary options are catered for, so please advise or ask when you book your place. We hope that you will enjoy your stay!