Complete beginners watercolour workshop
12th January, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Introduction to watercolours for complete beginners, demonstrations and individual guidance throughout the day. FREE PARKING St John’s Church, Hills Road, CB2 8RN. Friday 12th January. £90
A relaxing comprehensive workshop exploring the basic techniques of pure watercolour. No previous experience necessary, complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their techniques are welcome.
We start the day with a brief introduction to materials and I will demonstrate washes, layering, and explain transparency and opacity. In my demonstrations I explain my process step-by-step and show you various techniques and methods for creating different effects with watercolors. One of the great things about attending a demonstration is that you can see the techniques being used in real-time and ask questions during the demonstration.
My workshops include demonstrations but are hands-on, allowing participants to practice their skills with guidance and personalized feedback. This allows you to ask questions and get feedback on your own work.There will be plenty of opportunity for you to practice the washes and techniques and use them in a finished painting.
The beginners starter pack includes: colour guide, 12 tubes of paint and a professionally printed course booklet covering the aspects of materials, tone, layering, washes and colour palette projects for you to paint at home. Demonstrations will start at 10am and we finish at 4pm. I encourage attendees to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the workshop ie 9.45am. This will allow you time to familiarise yourself with the amenities. Meet me and your fellow participants and enjoy a coffee or tea or other light refreshments.
All courses are for adults age 18 plus.
If you have a disability/additional support needs please contact me before booking. Please ensure that you provide me with full details of any specific requirements that you may have and I will endeavour to accommodate you.
Please bring your own lunch, there are local shops a short 5min walk from the venue (Costa, Co-op etc). Free tea, coffee and biscuits (including gluten free) will be available all day. The workshop will be held in the large light and airy Wilkinson room at St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge. There is free parking at the rear of the Church which is accessible from Blinco Grove. The Church is a 15min walk from the railway station. If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
REVIEWS from previous Complete Beginners Workshops: “Thank you so much Denise! It’s been a brilliant learning experience. Your explanations have been crystal clear and your guidance extremely helpful and encouraging.” Maggie
“A very constructive days painting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, thoroughly recommend it” Stephen
“Brilliant day with masses of info to absorb” Ann “Pre-workshop communication is excellent and Denise has it all sorted so that you can borrow or buy what you need on the day. When you arrive you find you have your own table with various things laid out ready to go, and I wonder if the calm, low-key structure throughout the day is in fact what backs you up when “going into the unknown” as in spreading surprisingly watery paint on very wet paper. Superb workshops in every way.” from Jane Frances. Beginners workshop.