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This 1 day workshop offers a foundation in watercolour painting. You will start by practicing the basic techniques and the most important skills required in using the medium, which will help you produce a small number of finished paintings by the end of the day. The subject matter will be varied to include landscapes, seascapes, and flowers.

The tutor Kevin Scully will demonstrate these basic techniques and will advise you on the best art materials to use, as well as providing plenty of individual attention throughout the day.

At the end of the workshop, you will be armed with enough practical information to take away with you to put into practice everything that you will have learned.

This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have used the medium before and wish to take a refresher course.

Kevin Scully is a professional artist, writer, illustrator, and tutor. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is an experienced teacher in drawing and painting in all mediums. A patient teacher, Kevin is enthusiastic and creative, using demonstrations and one-to-one tuition to help students gain confidence and develop as individuals.

His vast artistic experience has included painting scenery for the theatre and television, illustration work in advertising and publishing, and designing an award-winning garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. He has been commissioned to write several books on painting  including ‘Still Life in Gouache’, ‘Drawing and Painting on Location’, and ‘Landscape Painting’. He writes regular articles for both ‘The Artist’ and ‘Artists & Illustrators’ magazines. He has exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London, The Wren Gallery Burford, The Century Gallery Henley on Thames, and The West Berkshire Museum, Newbury. See Kevin’s work by visiting: www.kevinscully.co.uk

The workshop will be taking place in the beautiful neighbouring village of Willersey at the new Village Hall, just 5 minutes drive from Broadway. The hall is fully accessible and has ample free parking onsite and a community garden to enjoy during breaks.

Tickets £75

(Limited to 14 places)

Please bring with you: 

• A drawing board roughly A3. This can be mdf, hardboard, or plywood.
• Some good quality watercolour paper- this is so that the paper does not buckle when water is applied. Not surface (this is the term for textured watercolour paper), 300gsm (140lb). Saunders Waterford, Arches, and Fabriano are all good brands. Ideally sized roughly A3 (4-5 sheets.)
• Synthetic watercolour brushes – Round size 2,6,10 if possible and a larger brush for washes.
• A watercolour palette, preferably large.
• 2 large glass jars or yogurt pots for holding water
• Masking tape
• HB or 2B pencil
• Putty rubber
• Ruler
• Kitchen towel or tissues
• A selection of Artist’s quality watercolour paints, preferably in tubes **
These brands are all excellent: Winsor & Newton (their cheaper, Cotman range is not Artist’s quality), Jackson’s, Sennelier, Schmincke.
​**Please note that if you are a beginner or do not have tubes of watercolour paint, then please bring with you what you already have. We will provide a small amount of each colour (from tubes) for you to use on the day and this is included in the price of your ticket. This will enable you to ‘try before you buy’ and we hope enables everyone to have a go.
Suggested colours:
Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine or Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Hooker’s Green or Sap Green
Dioxazine Purple or Deep Violet
Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Payne’s Grey
Neutral Tint
A small tube of white Gouache



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