Watercolour Painting - Poppy Seed Heads
Tutor: Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTORCourse Code: 4420-01

Summary

Using watercolour we will explore texture, tone and experimenting with harmonious colour palates to capture the essence of poppy seadheads learning new watercolour techniques as we go. You will be encouraged to experiment with different layouts and scales. Perhaps try one painting in one tonal family of colours at actual size and another painting with more detail and texture supersized and quite abstract? Through out the day there will be demos and lots of one-to-one guidance and encouragement to help you progress your painting to a finished pleasing piece of art and develop your watercolour skills on route.

Description

Through out the day there will be demos and lots of one-to-one guidance and encouragement to help you progress your painting to a finished pleasing piece of art and develop your watercolour skills on route.

You can transfer the tips, tricks and knowledge Nicky offers about techniques and materials to other watercolour subject matter, not just poppy seed heads.

Please bring with you

Pencil and eraser
Watercolour paint (Any brand but try to avoid academy or student quality)
Palette
Watercolour Brushes (round medium and large sizes, natural mop style squirrels are great and preferable to synthetic but not essential as I have some to loan)
Waterpot x 2
Kitchen Roll
Watercolour Paper rough or not texture minimum 300gsm watercolour paper, mnimum ½ imperial size preferably (certainly bigger than A3 or ¼ imperial) as I’m aiming to help you work larger than usual. It will need to stretched on a board. A couple of practice pieces also needed.
I will have some 425 gram watercolour paper available to purchase if you need additional.

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Paper – 1/2 imperial sheets 425gsm paper can be purchased £2.50 per sheet
Practice/exercise paper – 3 sheets £1 – 250 gsm

Nicky will have spare brushes, waterpots, palates, drawing boards, and pencils that students can use during the course that can be cleaned and sanitised without sharing and intermingling if required.  Please let us know in advance if you think you may need these so that we can be prepared.

Level

Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTOR

Nicky Hunter - NEW TUTOR

Nicky Hunter is 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. Her love for floral painting using inks and watercolours in her design work has many admirers and over the past couple of years she has been selling work in galleries and teaching watercolour workshops in Buckinghamshire & Northamptonshire. Now with a regular following of students who love to learn how to paint florals, birds and other beautiful things from nature, Nicky teaches many styles, 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 refine your painting skills or liberate them and become freer with your floral painting.

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30th Oct 2020
Friday

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Timetable

Day Courses
9.45amStudents arrive
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5.30pmLast teaching session
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