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Art workshop: ‘First Signs of Spring’ in watercolour

Art workshop: ‘First Signs of Spring’ in watercolour

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The first signs of spring are peeping through the ground - snowdrops & daffodils. Come & join us at this art workshop to try out some of the basic techniques needed to produce beautiful loose abstract painting studies in celebration of those first signs of Spring. No experience is needed - you will surprise yourself with what you can achieve! 

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

In this session we’re taking inspiration from the first signs of Spring to create loose abstract paintings full of colour, form & texture.

We'll begin by looking at ways to make a start on creating your own unique abstract art. The medium we will use is watercolour working in a loose flowing style which you will find easy to use to interpret the snowdrops.

No prior experience is needed & all materials are provided.

At the end of the session you will take home at least 2 completed abstract artworks that you are happy with using watercolour, & 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, different papers & compositional perspectives.

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 six 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 with Fine Art qualifications & training to Masters level & has exhibited her own work internationally.