1-Day: Beginners Watercolour

with Marie Buchan

  • Starts 7 Aug
  • 50 British pounds
  • Findhorn

Service Description

1- Day workshop designed for those who would like to try out watercolours with no previous/minimal experience. 7th August 10:30 - 4:30 £50 All materials included. Marie will take you through the process step by step. Your day will include a warm-up exercise to get a feel for the paint. Then you will try out a series of practise exercises on: • Stretching paper • Mixing colours • Everyone can draw • Applying the paint to get fluidity • Brushes After these exercises you will choose a simple object, plan, draw and then paint the item(s) with your newfound skills. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to paint fluidly in watercolour and know the stages needed to produce a painting! About Marie: " I studied at the College of Commerce in Aberdeen and gained a Diploma in Graphic Design in the late 70’s. I have a HONS degree in Computing for Internet and Multimedia from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and an HNC in Computer Art from Banff and Buchan College in Fraserburgh. After dabbling in art for years it was after this computer art course in 2011 that I took up painting after selling my final portrait to the then Principal Paul Sherrington. It was a painting of him in oil but since then after trying several mediums I have graduated towards watercolour having done courses at Glasgow School of Art Summer School and 3 watercolour painting holidays abroad. Tuition on these holidays in Italy and France were taught by Terry White, Amanda Brett and John Skelcher. I have done many commissions in watercolour more often portraits of dogs and people but also local area scenery. I have also been invited to take part in several charity exhibitions in Aberdeen like Archie’s Art and Maggie’s Art. Sometimes I tutor classes in the village where I live or at other clubs and venues when invited. During lockdown I ran classes on Zoom which helped me develop workshops for children as well as adults"

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Contact Details

  • Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK