10.00am to 4.00pm
£88 Lunch included
Material Charges: please bring your own.
'Buildings in the Landscape' using Line and Wash - with John Harrison
Try your hand at “line and wash” – the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour – with landscape artist John Harrison. You will start the day with an introduction to John’s particular style of line and wash, and the importance he places on drawing and sketching.
John's favoured subject matter features built structures in the wider landscape, exploring the contrast between the man-made and the natural. Largely self-taught, he doesn’t consider himself a painter, but uses the unpredictable yet exciting medium of watercolour to highlight his drawings. He is an active Urban Sketcher, and runs many workshops and classes, details of which are posted on his website. His work is in many private collections both in the UK and internationally, he undertakes commissions both private and corporate and has just come to the end of a year-long monthly feature in the Dalesman.
This course is most suitable for those with some experience in Pen/ Line and Wash , even if only a few hours . If you have already taken Margaret Jarvis' 'Discovering Pen and Wash' course you'd be ideally placed. .
You may take either one or two days, John will vary the course each time he visits to ensure those taking both days are not repeating anything.
Saturday 6th July 2024 ~ Sunday 29th September 2024
Typically this course runs with around 10 students
Please bring: We will send you list of What to Bring for your day, this will include watercolour paints, good quality watercolour paper or pad( at least 300g with a rough finish, or cold pressed, definitely not Hot pressed-too smooth), brushes, a 2B pencil and a waterproof ink pen. John will have his preferred brand of ink pen available to buy on the day.
About the Artist Yorkshire born and bred: a trained graphic designer with a strong illustrative style borne from his voracious childhood reading: Rupert The Bear; Swallows and Amazons; Just William; the Narnia series, and countless comics from both sides of the Atlantic. They all featured drawings which led directly to John’s current style of strong line drawings -usually in ink - with watercolour washes applied in varying degrees to focus the viewer’s eye. John draws inspiration (pun intended!) from many sources - Yorkshire’s glorious Dales and Coast, the stunning Lake District,city, village and town scapes - always looking for dynamic viewpoints with interesting perspective and strong light and shadows.