Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3.00 pm
19th May to 23rd June 2021
£60 per person for the 6 session course
Pay on Eventbrite (Subject to booking fee ) or, to avoid the booking fee, pay by cheque or cash at Screetons office, 25 Bridgegate, Howden or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by BACS.
The first lesson will be designed to introduce beginners to first principles and a useful way for more experienced students to get back into the swing of painting in watercolour.
There will be 6 different subjects, each covering a particular aspect of watercolour painting. Subjects will include flowers, landscape, seascape and people. There will also be one using a ‘pen and wash’ technique. You will also study light, shadow, tone and colour, understanding how these can be adapted to improve a watercolour painting.
Basic colour mixing
Laying down a wash
Working light to dark
Using a limited palette
Light, shade and tonal value
Using pen and wash
Painting using ‘Wet in wet’, ‘wet on dry’ and drybrush.
Watercolour paints, if you have your own
Paint brushes, if you have your own
Watercolour paper, if you have your own
Jam jar for water
Watercolour paper and a small selection of brushes will be available for those who are beginning. Please bring your own preferred paper, paint and brushes if you have them. Peter will advise you on the best options should they wish to buy your own. Ink pens will be supplied for ‘pen and wash’.
You will be invited to a closed Facebook group exclusively for those attending the course to post your finished work, received step by step guides from Peter when necessary, and information on what will happen from week to week. Peter will post his finished demonstration piece as a guide along with reminders of the methods in the Facebook Group so that you can continue your paintings at home.
For those who do not use Facebook, a group emails with similar updates will be sent to you.
Peter is an award-winning illustrator with nearly 50 solo books published worldwide. He has been commissioned by most of the well-known publishing houses, including Reader’s Digest, Harper Collins, Random House, Bloomsbury, Dorling Kindersley and 16 children’s books for Usborne. He has also worked in television, advertising and regularly in magazines, supplying all the artwork for the monthly column ‘Hidden Britain’ in BBC Wildlife magazine. His artwork has been exhibited in London, Norwich and many venues in his native Yorkshire as well as the ‘Art of the Picture Book’ exhibition as part of the Guildford Book Festival. He has a large watercolour in the permanent collection of ‘Nature in Art’ in Gloucestershire. His artwork was selected for the Association of Illustrators annual in 2012. Peter has recently completed watercolour artworks for new books ‘For the Love of Boats’, the children’s book ‘Finger Rhymes’ and the geology book ‘Essex Rock’. Peter has taught painting and drawing in various media for over 25 years and currently runs several popular classes and workshops.