10.00am – 4.00pm
£82 fresh coffees/ tasty Lunch included
Material Charges : £10 or you can bring your own (recommended below)
Botanical Art for the Terrified! How to paint beautiful flowers using watercolours, even if you're not sure where to start!
Join Lis on this informal, fun and relaxed day where you will gradually build up your botanical skills and techniques as the day progresses. A perfect course for those with a love of flowers and plants who are keen to learn how to represent them using watercolour paints. Lis will spend the morning taking you step by gentle step learning how to paint petals, leaves, stems and buds, followed by a wander around the garden here at the Craft Garden in Greystoke, after lunch, to find inspiration for your own flower painting.
Sunday 14th April 2024
Typically this course runs with around 9-10 students.
Please bring: If you are completely new to watercolours and have no materials, they can be borrowed from Lis on the day can be purchased for £10 or you can bring your own materials. Recommended colours are Lemon yellow, Sap green,,Winsor blue (or similar alternative) Alizarin crimson, a pink/violet of your choosing, Windsor red (or similar alternative) , Vandyke brown and Yellow ochre. Fine watercolour brushes of choice 00- 3 size. Cartridge paper for practice and Hot pressed (smooth) 140lb watercolour paper white for final painting. HB pencil Sharpener and Rubber. A way of photographing flowers in the garden would also be helpful; a phone or tablet would be ideal for this.
About the Artist: Lis Bramwell is a local artist and experienced teacher. She remembers how daunting those first steps into painting can be. She passionately believes that we are all creative beings and can learn the techniques needed to fulfil our artistic dreams. Her love of nature , particularly wildflowers, inspires her paintings. She enjoys drawing and likes working with graphite and watercolour pencils as well as watercolour paints.