Watercolour Fundamentals Workshop

There are currently no workshops scheduled for 2016

This full-day workshop offers an immersive and comprehensive introduction to some of the watercolour techniques Sue uses in her art practice.
In the morning, Sue will show the students how to prepare a palette, mixing a range of secondary and tertiary colours from the four listed below.
Following on from some quick, expressive, drawing exercises, Sue will present a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of watercolour
painting techniques. Emphasis will be given to achieving loose, luminous, transparency.
After lunch, with Sue's guidance the students will apply the techniques they have learned to working from a still-life. Students will be free to interpret
this in any way they feel comfortable.

What To Bring
Below is a list of materials Sue uses when painting with watercolour. It is recommended that students bring the same supplies in order to achieve the results as demonstrated in class.
It is a technique that relies on the use of high quality materials to achieve the freshness, transparency and clarity that makes it unique as a painting medium. Fortunately, the paint goes a long way and, when stored carefully, will last for years. If students already have their own good quality brushes and watercolours, including additional colours, they can bring them along.

4 tubes of Winsor & Newton watercolour paint;
Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Yellow
French Ultramarine
Winsor Red
( suggested additional colours include, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Permanent Rose, Manganese Blue, but are not necessary. )

3 brushes;
Jasart Red Sable round brushes, Series 1 and 3. (any good quality pure or synthetic round sable brush will do).
Art Spectrum Hake Goat hair, 2”
(Chinese calligraphy brushes are reasonably priced and work beautifully also.)

Paper;
1 x 560 x 760mm Arches 300gsm, medium.
We will be cutting this sheet to size on the day (students are welcome to bring more if they want).

Sue Ninham taught Graphic Design and Illustration at UniSA for over 12 years, runs workshops at the State Gallery of SA for Year 12 students and is currently undertaking a Masters of Teaching, Secondary, Arts Degree at UniSA.  She has been a finalist in numerous National art awards and was the winner of the 2012 Fringe Poster award.
Her work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas.
Drawing on experience gained as an illustrator and visual artist over a 30 year career, her studio workshops focus on teaching skills and techniques, using a variety of mediums. The one-day workshops cater for practicing visual artists who want to learn something new,  tertiary art and design students and those who have little or no art experience but a load of willingness and curiosity. Small class sizes ensure a positive hands-on approach and specialized attention for each student. The sessions are relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on creative discovery.
Sue aims to send each student home with their finished work of art and a set of skills they can build on.

Suppliers
Eckersleys Art and Craft
27 Frome St,
Adelaide SA 5000. Ph: 08 8223 4155 https://www.eckersleys.com.au/

Duthy St Art Supplies
6 Duthy Street,
Unley SA 5061. Ph: 08 8373 3314 http://www.duthystreetart.com/

Premier Art Supplies
75 King William Street
Kent Town, SA 5067. Ph: 08 8362 7674http://www.premierart.com.

 

 

Brick and Mortar Creative Retail Hub has a cafe downstairs from the workshop area serving coffee, tea and something to eat. The building is located in the heart of Norwood's shopping precinct if students need to duck out at lunchtime.


To enrol in this workshop, please fill in the form below and submit. An email reply will be sent to you with a link to PayPal. To secure your place, full payment must be received via PayPal prior to session date.
(All workshops require minimum numbers to proceed. Please book as early as possible to ensure Sue can confirm workshop numbers.)
Please note - There will be a limit of 8 students per workshop.

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