Painting Bluebells at Wylam

‘ Painting Bluebell woods with Skill ‘

Workshop/ Day course

Date – 9 Sept. 17

Time – 10am – 4pm

Location – Wylam Institute, Wylam, Northumberland

Level – suited to those with some experience of watercolour painting . Not suitable for total beginners

Workshop Cost – £35




Bluebell woods are one of the delights of the English countryside. They can make a charming subject for watercolours, but can be tricky to paint. There are a few simple tricks that can make all the difference in rendering this type of scene in watercolours.

During this day-long workshop Jason will:

Provide inspirational images

Help you compose your painting

Discuss with you how to plan the painting and advise you at each stage in production of the artwork.

In addition I will provide demonstrations of painting methods that could be employed as well as working alongside you showing how I would paint a completed watercolour of a bluebell wood.

What will you need to bring ?

A packed lunch ( tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided )

Your watercolour painting kit, including:

Watercolour paper

Palette

Water pots

Paints

Brushes

Masking tape

Masking fluid

Pencil

Drawing board.

Any images of bluebell woods you would like to work from .

Jason has some photographs he and photographer Clive Kelly have taken of Bluebell woods, but you may wish to work from your own reference.

How can you book a place on the workshop /day course?

By clicking on the BUY NOW button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Painting with Skill LTD to Jason Skill, Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE403ND

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for a friend or loved one?

Workshop cost – £35




Location of Wylam Institute ( click on map )

 

Is there public transport to Wylam?

Yes – There is a railway station in Wylam situated next to the River Tyne on the opposite bank to Wylam main village. The walk from the station is about a quarter of a mile.

Is there parking near to the institute ?

Free parking can be found directly outside the institute and in nearby streets.

What will you do on the day

10:00 Welcome – set up your kit and grab a free cup of tea or coffee

10:15 Demonstration of various methods of masking / painting bluebells

10:30 Explore ideas shown in exercises

11:00 Discuss methods explored – tea and coffee

11:15 Look at reference material and plan composition

11:30 Jason begins painting demonstration of bluebell woods to provide guidance as to his way of layering this type of woodland painting. Students begin to follow ideas shown or adapt methods to suit their own images.

12:15 Break for lunch

12:45 Jason continues to demonstrate the various stages required to complete a painting of a bluebell wood. He will help you individually construct your own painting and think through the various stages of your picture to make the best image possible.

14:00 Discuss progress – tea and coffee

14:15 Finish off artwork

15:30 Discuss the finished work as a group

16:00 End of workshop

Please note: this is a rough guide to the day’s timetable only.