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Watercolour Workshop with Paul Talbot-Greaves

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Calder Art

34 Byram Arcade

Westgate Road

Huddersfield

HD1 1ND

United Kingdom

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Underpainting in Watercolour

The starting wash is perhaps the most important part of a watercolour painting. In this workshop you will discover how much influence a starting wash has on the subsequent colours of a picture. You will learn about the use of warm and cool colours underneath a painting and how to achieve the most appropriate value to begin with. Through exercise work, you will gain an understanding of just how important a starting wash is before watching an example of the working method in my demonstration painting. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to put your practice into your very own painting.

About the Artist

Paul Talbot-Greaves is a professional landscape painter who works in both watercolour and acrylic. His work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the South Pennine landscape where he lives. Here, he draws my inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial era where crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures still survive. It is this or the open mountain and moorland terrain that inspires him to explore the spirit of historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling.

Paul writes for The Artist magazine and have four practical art books published to date as well as contributing to many others. Throughout his painting life he has been made a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, a Professional Associate and advisory panellist of the SAA, president of the Halifax Art Society, as well as an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine.

Materials to Bring

Watercolour paint – preferably tubes

Cotton watercolour paper such as Saunders Waterford or Arches (please feel free to work on the size you feel most comfortable with.)

Watercolour brushes including a squirrel mop brush for best effects

Palette, water pot, kitchen roll, pencil (4B or 6B), eraser

You will also need to bring along a photograph or two to work from. This can be of any landscape scenario but for maximum impact try to use a picture that contains a good balance of strong and light values. Try to keep designs simple if you can as opposed to epic, detailed paintings.

All materials are available online at www.calderartsupplies.co.uk. Or you can pick these up instore before the class begins.

Materials Provided

Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:

Table Top Easel

MDF Board in various sizes

Paint Pot

Palette or Plate

Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.

Course Details

Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking, either through the shop, phone or online. All sales are final unless transferring to another class in which a difference in price will be paid. Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason no refunds will be given.

You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484 422991 or visit in store.

We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/CalderGraphic/

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.

Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour.

You can visit our very own Arcade Café for a selection of delicious lunch options, you can see an example here: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCoffeeFood/.

There are plenty of local shops and cafes in the area within close walking distance to the arcade.

Alternatively, you may bring your own lunch.

The nearest car park available to the venue is the multi-storey 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

http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/bus_station/hd1/huddersfield/

Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME OF THE WORKSHOP AND “CHECK IN” AT CALDER GRAPHICS ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

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Calder Art

34 Byram Arcade

Westgate Road

Huddersfield

HD1 1ND

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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