Art Class: Postcard from Cantick (Line & Wash)
Create your own picture souvenir of Cantick Head & it’s iconic lighthouse. This session will guide you step by step to use watercolour paints & mixed media in a loose flowing style & assumes no previous art experience. All materials provided. The class is held in the Sun Room on the waterfront of Kirkhope Bay.
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 Cantick Head landscape & Lighthouse.
The medium we will use is line & wash using watercolour paint working in a loose flowing style which you will find easy to use to interpret the landscape
No prior experience is needed & all materials are provided.
At the end of the session you will take home at least 1 completed picture that you are happy with, & a multitude of experimental pieces.
We will touch on, or recap, basic art ideas such as colour wheel theory, hard & soft edges, mark making techniques & watercolour 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 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.
Photo credits: Carolyn Shepherd, Mary Harris, Trish Avis
Artwork credits: Cathy Grist, Mary Harris