Day 1 : 24 September 2021
Day 2 : 25 September 2021
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Venue: Watermark Gallery Harrogate
Phone: +44 (0)1423 562659
Cost £95.00 – £190.00
This course can be booked as one day or both days. Please select in the option below. This course is suitable for all levels.
Day One 10am - 4pm
Join artist Tessa Pearson and discover her techniques for creating bold energetic watercolour floral paintings using watercolour and mixed media.
After an exciting demonstration using a wonderful mix of paint, inks, crayons and pastels, you will explore ways to respond to a gorgeous vase of colour, making studies and sketches, with lots of help and advice from Tessa. After a relaxing lunch you can then work on a larger painting or continue to experiment on smaller pieces.
Lots of materials and paper are supplied, but you may want to bring your favourite brushes and paints if you have them, and a sketchbook for notes.
Day Two 10am - 4pm
In this workshop you will discover how artist Tessa Pearson finds inspiration and information for her abstract paintings from flowers and gardens. Tessa will share her techniques for working in sketchbooks and how to interpret ideas into final paintings.
In the morning you will join Tessa to paint and sketch in the gardens (or in the studio from flowers, weather dependant!) with lots of demonstration and tips on using mixed media in your sketchbooks to capture your impressions. After a delicious lunch, Tessa will talk about how she translates sketchbook ideas into exciting paintings, and you will work in the studio from your own sketches to create a series of studies or a larger painting, using watercolour and mixed media on paper.
Tessa will provide paper, and lots of paints and mixed media for you to experiment with, but you will need to bring your own sketchbook (preferably A4 or larger) and your favourite brushes and paints ( if you have them). An apron is always a good idea too, and a cushion or small stool for when we are outside, with a rucksack or bag for your sketchbook.
Directions available on our contact page.