Sun. September 23 from 10:00 until 4:00 at the Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, Fort Qu’Appelle
Sat. October 13 from 10:30 until 4:30 at Freeflow Wellness Studio, Gorlitz
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.
Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, 406 4th Street (between Hudson and Central Avenues) in Fort Qu’Appelle
Free Flow Wellness Studio, Gorlitz Saskatchewan (North of Yorkton on Hwy 9). Take the entrance on the north side of the hamlet. The studio is on the last property with a tiny red house on the north side of the road, just before the train tracks.
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.
Masking tape, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener
Cost per person: $100 in Fort Qu’Appelle, $90 in Gorlitz ($25 deposit required via cheque or e-transfer). There is a sliding scale available for PLAYshops hosted by me, such as this one, from 0- to the stated price. If you would like to use the sliding scale, please let me know when you register
Please register by Tuesday, October 9 for Gorlitz
How to Register: Email/phone Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org 306-331-9719 (cell)