Start Date: Saturday, 25th January 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 25 January 2020 16:00
STEVE BRETEL – WATERCOLOUR BASICS – putting skills into practice
What will I learn?
Both traditional techniques and contemporary styles will be covered with this exciting medium, including laying down washes, glazing, wet in wet, etc., paper types, colour mixing and composition. A choice of reference materials will be on hand, both projected, and printed. Depending on the interests of participants, subjects may cover land, sea or cityscape, flowers and artificial objects.
What will I need to bring?
As this is aimed at beginners, it’s not expected that participants will have everything they need, so some paints, brushes and paper will be on hand to try out. If you can bring along what you can from the list below, that would be appreciated. There is a 10% discount in store for participants.
Kit List: Watercolour paints – Winsor & Newton Cotman is a good, mid-price range, but there are many others available. Selection of colours – at least primaries – tubes ideally, but pans are fine. Watercolour paper – sheets, or pads – ideally cold pressed (referred to as ‘NOT’) but any will do, weight of at least 200gsm. Brushes – watercolour round – medium size, (around 6 or 9) and a flat brush – any size. Soft pencil. Masking tape. Kitchen roll.
Who is the workshop for?
Aimed at complete beginners, and those who maybe haven’t painted for a while. The day will be supportive and fun with a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Steve is an experienced educator. Following art school then a career in London as a commercial artist, he’s taught creative classes throughout Scotland for over 20 years and holds a BA in Visual Communication. For more information see