Watercolour Garden Workshop - (Water Colour 2)
In this fun workshop for adults, perfect for beginners or intermediate artists, we'll do the watercolour and graphite project in the picture. Participants can choose to sketch the outline from a reference drawing or simply trace it and get right to painting. You will learn techniques that will allow you to make countless works-of-art by simplifying the drawing part and focusing on shading, the colours and letting the watercolours flow and blend. This project really captures the magic of watercolour, and is a relaxing and meditative one to work on.
Where: Childrens' Art Studio, 601 Christie Street, Studio #162
When: Wednesday February 2, 7pm - 9:30 pm
Price: $70 + HST = $79.10
(how to register is at the bottom of this page)
Absolute beginners and intermediate artists are welcome. No supplies necessary. Just bring your imagination and enthusiasm!
- Wet on wet techniques to add depth and dimension
- Brush techniques to produce beautiful loose florals
- Composition basics
- Creating texture, flow, balance and harmony
- What to look for when buying paints and other art supplies
This would not be complete if we didn't address mindset. This workshop is a judgement-free zone and we'll talk about how to quiet that talkative inner critic who may have opinions about your art journey.
*All art supplies will be provided, including a wide selection of professional quality paints, markers, gel pens and more. This will give you a chance to play with supplies and decide which you like best before investing in your own.
This workshop is perfect for you if:
- You have an itch to create but don't know where to start.
- You love the idea of painting flowers, and want some guidance to get you going.
- You have some art experience and want to expand your horizons.
- You like to doodle or colour in adult colouring books and want to take things to the next level.
- You like the idea of art as a meditative practice.
Each student will create a series of experimental mini-paintings that they can take home in their own unique "Inspiration Bundle".
They can then use the bundle to spark inspiration at home whenever their creativity needs a boost! Your mini-paintings can also be framed, given away, made into cards or whatever other use you are inspired by.
Whether you want to create beautiful art for your home, for gifts, to send as cards or even to sell, this workshop will open up lots of creative doors for you as you experience playing with a wide variety of art supplies. You'll also get a cute workbook to use as a refresher when you continue creating art at home.
I discovered the healing powers of art for myself as I dealt with a cancer diagnosis and 16 months of multiple surgeries, chemo and radiation. Right after my treatment ended, my Dad was very sick and needed a lot of help. I spent months with him and then he passed. Needless to say, I had a lot of stress, anxiety about the future and grief during that time.
Working on art kept me grounded, focused on something positive and able to keep my head above water despite all my challenges. I know I would have had a much harder time without my art practice to escape to.
It became my passion to help other people experience this kind of healing, so I started offering workshops!
This is an adult workshop for anyone 18+.
Ready to register?
To register, fill out this form.
Then, send an etransfer for $79.10 to firstname.lastname@example.org along with an email stating which class you are registering for.
Any questions? Email me at email@example.com
Learn a surprisingly easy technique to combine graphite and watercolours to create gorgeous effects as seen in this work in progress of a Dahlia.