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Lively Animals in Watercolour ONLINE

with Jason M Bentley Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 1pm - 4pm

  • Ended
  • 270 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

The sky is the limit when it comes to painting animals! Few subjects offer the variety and dynamics that are possible with a lovely beast and the environment in which they are found. If you want to paint an otter, you will likely learn how to paint the appearance of flowing water and wet fur. If you want to paint a bird in the sky, you will also learn how to paint clouds and the gesture of flight. It’s a perfect blend of personality and the elements coming together. In this two-session workshop, Jason will lead you through the completion of two animal paintings - please see below for references supplied by the artist. Before starting each painting on a separate study sheet, we will practice the unique gesture drawing, brush techniques, and color mixes appropriate to capture the most character of each. Then we will apply our preparations to make the final beautiful painting. And with the applications learned here, there’s no doubt you can go and continue to paint more of what you love! This open and interactive course will spotlight the instructor’s palette, work surface, and reference in real time, so you can directly see exactly how he mixes and applies paint. The process will be step by step, guiding you with short demos so you can take time to follow along and ask questions all the way to the finished painting. Materials List Use the supplies you prefer and are already comfortable with of course. This list is a recommendation. If you see something in it you don’t yet have, you may want to try it out! -HB or 2B graphite pencil - erasure (kneaded recommended) - watercolour palette of your choice, one with both large flat mixing surfaces and separated wells recommended - cold pressed watercolor paper (140 or 300 LB), sheets or block (Arches or Strathmore are fine brands) at least 9 x 12 inch surface. - Scotch Blue painters tape and board (if not working from a block) - Plenty of paper towels Brushes: Jason uses Princeton and Winsor & Newton Professional synthetics and hybrids. - Filberts | small & medium (think pinky and thumb) - Rounds | small (Jason uses W&N Prof size 4) - Pointed Rounds | small (this is not required but is very helpful) Pigments: Jason uses Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith. - Lemon Yellow - Quinacridone Red - Cadmium Red - Burnt Siena - Raw Umber - Cobalt Blue - Ultramarine - Sap Green - Ivory Black


Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk. Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance


Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK


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