Fearless Watercolours for Beginners

Sun.  January 20th, 2019 from 10:00 until 4:30 at the Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, Fort Qu’Appelle

Fearless Watercolours is an introduction to this amazing medium for the curious, the well-intended (bought the supplies, just never had time), and those seeking to invite creativity  and a spirit of play into their lives. Through gently guided exercises, you will learn about different brushes and ways to play with them, create a small colour wheel and learn about colour mixing, explore techniques like glazing, wet-on-wet, and dry brush. We will finish our day by creating a watercolour mandala. My hope is to create an atmosphere of experimentation, play, sharing, absorption, and fun. The magical element in watercolour painting is the water. Water is like spirit – who knows exactly how it is going to flow or where it is headed? Combine water with beautiful pigments and colours, textured or smooth paper and your brush and see what happens! Please bring your own lunch, wear comfortable clothes for painting, movement and walking.

Materials Needed: Bring your own, or purchase full supplies from Sue for $30, or partial supplies if needed.

3 tubes of watercolour paint – red, yellow, blue

Size 6 -8 round watercolour brush (or I can loan brushes)                                                                    1

1 sheet of 140 pound Arches paper (cut into different sizes) or 8 sheets of 9 x 12 watercolour paper from a pad (140 pound). Paper makes a big difference. Not all watercolour  paper is created equal. My preference is Arches paper.

Cost: $100. A deposit of $25.00 is required to hold your place. Please send an e-transfer to the email address below or a cheque to Sue Bland, Box 128, Abernethy, SK. S0A 0A0. A sliding scale is available from 0 to the stated price, but you must register and indicate what you are able to pay.

More questions?  Email/phone Sue: sue@poachedeggwoman.ca  306-331-9719 (cell)