Line and Wash

With Claudia Myatt

Saturday 7 March 2020 in Woodbridge

Friday 16 October 2020 in Woodbridge

Pen and watercolour together make for some wonderful sketches and paintings, but it can be frustrating working out which materials to use, which to use first, and how make the watercolour washes enhance the lines rather than just look flat and ‘coloured-in’.  Spend a day with Claudia Myatt learning several ways to approach the subject and create lively sketches and paintings.  This one-day workshop will cover:

  • materials – which watercolours, pens and paper to use for best results
  • line first or paint first? Trying different approaches
  • sketching in pen (how to get over the fear of not being able to erase!)
  • Different techniques for quick sketches and more detailed paintings

Suitable for beginners as well as those who’ve had a go and need some fresh inspiration. 

These workshops take place in Art Safari’s riverside studio, where there is a wealth of material to be seen from the balcony and around the quayside.  A light lunch and refreshments are provided.

Cost:  £75 (including VAT), with lunch and refreshments

Venue:  Art Safari Studio, The Harbourmasters Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1P12 1BW

Places must be pre-booked on 01394 382235 (You may also like to join Claudia on Saturday 06 March for her ‘Watercolour basics’ workshop – call us for details on 01394 382235)

Line and Wash – what to bring

We will provide drawing boards and water pots, and if you already have watercolour materials bring them along.  If you’re shopping for materials, art shops can be confusing places, so Claudia recommends a few basics:

  • Paints – Either individual tubes or a small watercolour set (Cotman is a good quality beginner set).  If you’re buying tubes, here are some recommended colours to get you going: ultramarine blue, indigo, alizarin, cadmium red, raw sienna, cadmium yellow.
  • Brushes – a couple of synthetic watercolour brushes in a size 3 and size 8 will do fine (round brushes should come to a fine point; you don’t need flat brushes, fan brushes or riggers)
  • Paper – either a pad of watercolour paper or individual sheets. Prices sizes and makes very, so don’t get too much as I will have different samples for you to try.
  • Pens – I will have sketching pens for you to try out, but again sets are easily available and not expensive.
  • Palette – either a plastic palette or white ceramic plate

Avoid art materials by Crawford and Black (‘The Works’) or W H Smith as I’ve found the quality to be rather inferior and they’ll lead to poor results).

If you have any questions, do get in touch.