Painting Light with Watercolour - workshop with Jane Austin
Painting with watercolour can take on a life of it's own, which is part of it's charm. The key is to understand how the ratio of pigment to water, paper type and the choice of brush can alter the outcome dramatically. Through the use of an image with sparkling water and keeping to a limited palette we will concentrate on the control of mark, tone blending and achieving hard and soft edges. understanding the principles will lead you to paint with more confidence, allowing yourself to relax into working freely with watercolour, rather than painting by numbrs.
About the Artist
Jane graduated in 1986 with a BA Hons, specializing in illustration.
In 1998 she became a freelance artist based in Yorkshire, selling through local galleries as well as working with 10 local schools in a year long funded art project. The opening of her own studio gallery for three years led to invitations to teach adult art classes.
Jane Austin has been giving lessons in watercolour for a decade. Her teaching style is very informal and informative, suited to a mix of abilities from beginner to advanced. Her method of painting is to use a lot of water.
Jane recently won (2016) a runner's up prize for the prestigious Artist and Illustrator's magazine competition. You can catch her work on her website http://www.janeaustin.co.uk/
A selectiion of watercolour brushes (large wash brush, large filbert, small falt brush and small detail brush)
Bockingford Watercolour Paper 250lb 1/4 imperial
A range of Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour tubes
These materials are available to purchase at Calder Graphics on the day
Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:
1 x Table Top Easel
1 x 13 x 17 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board
1 x Paint Pot
1 x Palette or Plate
Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.
Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. Food is available to purchase on the day through the Blue Rooms Cafe. They serve both hot and cold meals and offer a 20% discount to everyone attending the event.
Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking., either through the shop or online.Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason full refunds will be given up to 48 hours before.
You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484422991 or in store.We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site: Calder Graphics. This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.
Please bear with us while we develop our new website where a new booking method will also be available with details of all our classes.
Own materials will be required and a list of materials needed will be given on booking a workshop. Some classes will include materials provided which will be indicated.Refreshments for the day will be provided (tea, coffee, light refreshments), however you can bring your own lunches with you or book a meal/light snack from our very own Blue Rooms Café. They will kindly offer a 20% discount off their full menu range. Orders will be taken at the start of the day.
The nearest car park available to the venue is the multistorey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only
Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations