about the workshop
Alex will begin the workshop with a talk about turner's method and reasons for creating his watercolours. this will be followed by a short demonstration. then everyone can have a go at making a small, simple, colourful watercolour with alex's guidance.
- a small watercolour sketch book or [AT LEAST 8] sheets of rough watercolour paper [a5 or similar]
- basic simple colours - red, blue and yellow
The watercolour paper is the most important thing. really cheap paper has little or no size in it (size is the gelatin in the paper that stops the paint from soaking in) and is almost impossible to make a good painting with. an average or good paper paper will give you a greater chance of a good painting.
saunders waterford is an average-good rough paper, and isn't too expensive. it is possible to buy a large sheet and cut it down into a4 and a5 pieces for this workshop.
Tubes of good quality paints are most desired for this workshop, but one can work with pans if you make them wet the day before. pans are suitable for small work.
alex has some materials and equipment that you can use for cost price on the day, should you wish to speak to him about materials before purchasing any yourself. alternatively you can contact him before hand on 07759180680.
lunch will be from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. you have the option to BRING LUNCH WITH you or you can pop to the raglan garden centre cafe for a lovely bite to eat! we will be providing tea, coffee and refreshments - as well as a microwave should you want to heat up any food.