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Watercolour Concertina Christmas Cards - snow, birds and berries
Sat 29 October 2016, 10:00 – 15:00 BST
Come and join me for a relaxed day of painting. We will have fun experimenting with a variety of techniques suitable for painting seasonal Christmas Card designs in a concertina style format.
A concertina card or book is a fantastic way to produce a very special painting that is easy to display, enables much more space/painting area than a traditional card and can incorporate wording or a poem alongside a storytelling or illustrative style of painting.
We will construct the concertina card including a hard backing so that it folds into a book with a ribbon tie and paint a flowing design including snow, birds and berries. Each card will be unique and personal allowing for individual creative inerpretation and style based on the basic theme.
Please make sure you have the following:
- At least 3 sheets of A3 Watercolour paper which is around 140lbs (3oogsm/gm) weight.
-Watercolour paints. A minimum palette would be ultramarine, cobolt, burnt umber, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow and viridian.
-A selection of brushes such as a ¾” flat or filbert, a No 8 round and a No 4 round (with a fine point)
- A waterproof fine line pen
- glue stick, tube glue and or PVA glue
- A ruler
- A4 piece of cardboard
- Also an HB pencil, a mixing palette, a water container, and kitchen paper.
This is a very basic list so feel free to bring whatever materials you have.Ribbon or decorative thread. A board and masking tape, masking fluid, watercolour pencils, white acrylic paint may be helpful.
All Painting abilities welcome. Please bring your own painting materials
The workshop will include step by step demonstrations of how to construct the card, painting techniques and small group size allow for plenty of one to one tuition to support you as you work.
NO NEED TO PRINT THE EVENT TICKET OUT AS I WILL HAVE THIS BEFORE THE DAY
PLEASE NOTE REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED BUT BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
There is plenty of parking and you can enter the studio via the white door that is circled on the left side of the image at the side of the building. The Orangery is highlighted in red.