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We are very pleased to announce our first two day workshop at Truro Arts, giving students the time and opportunity to really develop their ideas and skills. This studio-based workshop will be an introduction to painting with watercolour in a loose, impressionistic and bold style. Subjects covered will include coastal scenery, skies, trees, foliage, and more. You will look at how light, composition and simplification are key in achieving atmosphere and a sense of place. Core techniques of watercolour will be covered, including the use of hard & soft edges, tonal control and variation in brushwork, to create paintings that have energy and impact. From the basis of careful observation, we will work through some exercises in interpretation, and towards a complete painting on each day. Students are encouraged to be bold and ‘take risks’ freely, and not expect masterpieces, but will take away many useful ideas and inspiration to work with in their own painting.
Jem Bowden won ‘Artist of the year 2014’ for The Society for All Artists, was winner of the Exhibition Award at Patchings/The Artist Open Competition 2017 and winner of the Daler Rowney Award at Patchings/The Artist Open Competition (2016 & 2017). He was also winner of 3 category awards in subsequent years of the SAA Artist of the Year competition (2015, 2016, 2017). He is a regular contributor to Leisure Painter magazine, and is author of the Watercolour Diploma for London Art College. Jem runs workshops and demos throughout the UK, so who better to lead our first two day workshop?
This is a two day workshop:
Sunday 17th May, 10am – 4pm
Monday 18th May, 10am – 4pm
All abilities very welcome.
Materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.