NEW ... exhibition of Orkney photographs by Hoy naturalist, Mary Harris

Art Workshop: Orkney Puffins (Watercolour)

Art Workshop: Orkney Puffins (Watercolour)

Regular price £9.00 Sale

It's so easy to be inspired by the wild romance of the stunning island of Hoy, Orkney.  

In this session we'll be looking specifically at the puffins which populate our shorelines here in Orkney.

We'll start by looking at some stunning photography of these little characters & talk together about the different compositional ways you could make a start on creating your own unique art composition.  The medium we will use is watercolour paint working in a loose flowing style which you will find easy to use to interpret the puffins.  We will also be using pastels to create some experimental drawings.

No prior experience is needed & all materials are provided. 

At the end of the session you will take home at least 1 completed artwork that you are happy with using watercolour on paper, & a multitude of experimental pieces.  

We will touch on, or recap, basic art ideas such as colour wheel theory, hard & soft edges, mark making & paint handling techniques.

This is a chance to experiment with art ideas, materials & techniques with gentle guidance & encouragement in a relaxed, constructive class. You will work as a small group of four in a light, bright art room right next to a quiet, white sand beach with Orkney birds & wildlife.

Throughout the activity we will focus on constructive evaluation & positive feedback so that your confidence can grow & thrive!  There'll also be plenty of opportunity to take a break & relax with coffee & maybe indulge in some homebaked goodies while you look out over the bay.

Although all our classes take inspiration from a new theme or topic, we're quite flexible & you are free to deviate from this at will!

Your friendly encouraging tutor has endless patience & lots of positivity, is an experienced Community Art facilitator qualified with first class honours in Fine Art, is trained to Masters level & has exhibited & sold her own work internationally.