Venue, Timing, Cost
Enjoy a day developing your painting skills with artist and tutor Nicky Hunter, create a beautiful watercolour painting of Foxgloves & Bees.
Nicky will demo the stages of painting with vibrant and expressive watercolour techniques which you will then use yourself during the workshop to create your own painting(s). Workshop demos aim to break the subject matter in to bite size sections and helpful exercise to aid your painting development, along with one to one guidance to help your painting skills progress and loosen up your style to achieve lively radiant paintings.
You can transfer the tips, tricks and knowledge Nicky offers to many subject matters in watercolour not just florals.
Mixed level class though not for absolute beginners
A NEW bright and cheery art and craft room in an inspiring location in Buckinghamshire surrounded by creative shops and galleries and a cafe for lunch .....a great day of inspiration!
Freya Jones Arts & Crafts, Stoke Manderville, Aylesbury
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Paper ready prepared (additional paper can be purchased)
Inspiration & reference materials such as fresh or silk flowers and good quality reference photos
Water pots and other materials are available to loan
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Old clothes or an apron
Pencil & rubber
Watercolour brushes – various sizes (round point medium and large are preferred)
Paint Palate, kitchen roll and small spray bottle (if you have one)
Watercolour paint – Any quality brand in pans or tubes but please avoid academy or student quality
No need to buy additional materials In advance as some items can be loaned and Freya Jones stock Sennelier watercolour paints, a beautiful range of quality colours.
REFRESHMENTS & LUNCH
Bring a packed lunch or enjoy the food at the cafe opposite during a 1 hour lunch break
Tea and refreshments available all day
IS THE WORKSHOP THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR ME?
Watercolour is a delightful and rewarding yet challenging medium, the absolute basics of skill and materials knowledge and handling wont be covered in a general workshop though plenty of advise given so anyone with experience, even just a little will enjoy.
Beginners would benefit from attending a workshops specific to cover the basics before attending a mixed level class. Register your interest for beginners watercolour workshop with Freya Jones or Nicky Hunter and a course can be provided when there is sufficient interest.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Nicky Hunter is an artist and tutor specialising in watercolours with her studio based at Westbury Arts centre in Milton Keynes.
Her love for painting florals developed from a 20 year career as a textile designer specialising in painting floral patterns for fashion fabrics, you may well have worn one of her designs as she has designed for many well-known brands in the UK and internationally.
Nicky teaches many styles of illustration and painting but the loose and lively watercolour style appeals the most to herself and her students. Her teaching style is enthusiastic and generous and you are sure to enjoy and develop your techniques working with her whether you wish to build on some basic experience and refine your painting skills or liberate them and become freer with your painting.
View the tutors work at www.nickyhunterart.com