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Watercolour Workshop with Carrie McKenzie
Sat 17 June 2017, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Learn how to create colourful, vibrant paintings in watercolour with Carrie McKenzie. We will explore techniques such as wet-into-wet, lost & found edges, blending and softening, dry-brushing, achieving depth and contrast through tonal values. We will also look at ways to mix and apply colour whilst avoiding the dreaded 'mud'.
ABOUT CARRIE: Her artwork hovers towards impressionistic and contemporary, rather than traditional photo-realism, as she continues to explore atmospheric loose styles which that out the colour, light and mood of her subjects. She aims is to capture the essence of a subject, leaving scope for imagination. Carrie's paintings are exhibited regularly at a number of galleries and venues across West Yorkshire, and have also been selected for collections in UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
IS IT FOR ME? No experience necessary – everyone is welcome whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced artist. Come along and try out some different approaches to painting with watercolour. The main aim is that you have a fun and creative experience that develops your own confidence and personal painting style.
WHAT DO I NEED? You'll need to bring with you: a range of watercolour paints and brushes, good quality watercolour paper (eg Saunders Waterford, Arches or Bockingford) at least quarter imperial size, palette, water sprayer, kitchen towel, pencil, rubber, water pot, masking tape, masking fluid, drawing board, chunk of candle wax, waterproof ink pen. You could also bring a few smaller pieces of watercolour paper just to practice on.
ON THE DAY: Carrie will demonstrate through step-by-step guides how to use watercolour paints in a variety of ways to get different results, as well giving personal one-to-one help throughout the day. This is very much a 'hands-on' workshop where you will learn more by doing than by watching. Source material will be provided for you. Carrie's teaching style is friendly and informal, suiting people of all levels from beginners to advanced..
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
Limited sundry products are also available.
Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. You can bring your own lunch and 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. Orders will be taken at the start of the day.
Please note the Blue Rooms is closed for classes run on Sunday's although there are plenty of alternatives in the town centre.
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.
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