Watercolour Workshop | Monumental Detail with Saba Manesh Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Watercolour Workshop | Monumental Detail with Saba Manesh

Watercolour Workshop |  Monumental Detail with Saba Manesh
$100 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Workshop | Monumental Detail with Saba Manesh

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<p>Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of urban sketching with pen and watercolour, where you'll learn to capture the intricate

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SPECIAL! Enrol in 3 or more workshops for adults in one transaction before 30 June and receive 15% discount on your fees. Discount applied at the checkout. No further discounts apply. No retrospective discounts.

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of urban sketching with pen and watercolour, where you'll learn to capture the intricate details of lamps, monuments, and clocks on historic buildings. This engaging three-hour session will simplify the complexities and focus on the essentials of depicting urban details. Whether you're just starting out or already have some sketching experience, this workshop offers a practical, hands-on approach to learning.

You'll explore a variety of techniques, including precise line work with pen, effective shading, and accurate perspective, all aimed at providing a strong foundation. Additionally, you'll learn watercolour techniques to bring your sketches to life with colour and depth. By the end of the session, you'll have created a detailed urban sketch to be proud of, along with a few new techniques to enhance your skills.

Saba Manesh is a watercolour artist, originally from Iran who trained in watercolours as part of her degree in Urban Design. "Watercolour is my passion, and each painting tells a story of places I've explored and tried to depict emotions I've felt and the connection I have with the world around me as an artist and landscape architecture. My art is a reflection of the seasons, the landscapes, and the beauty that exists everywhere either in a landscape or a bunch of flowers."

What to expect

In this workshop, students will gain confidence in using watercolour to develop a solid understanding of advanced watercolour techniques for urban sketching, also explore the emotional impact of colour and brushwork in capturing the detail of your urban world.. 

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for anyone! All levels of experience are welcome.

Materials Required

Bring whatever watercolour paints, brushes and paper you have and you'll have fun exploring painting this subject in watercolour.  BUT if you want to get serious, Saba suggests the following:

Paint: Saba recommends quality paints such as Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Set, 24 Colours. However, the minimum colours you will need in any quality brand such as Winsor and Newton or Daniel Smith are the following:

  • Yellow Ochre
  • Bright Clear Violet
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Indigo
  • Olive Green
  • Sepia
  • Red Brown
  • Any other colours you have

Palette: Large watercolour palette – if unsure, just bring a large white china or melamine plate (not plastic)

Paper: High-quality 100% watercolour paper, approx. A3 size and an A3 size pad of good quality cheaper watercolour paper

Brushes: Brushes:  Montmart dragger brush,  5/8 or 3/8 or both, Round pointed shape watercolour brush number 8 and 10 (Officeworks has a good set for $13.60), Natural hair brush (pointed) size 10.

Kneadable eraser and H2, HB pencils.

Box of tissues

Lightweight Sketch Board

Masking tape

A set of waterproof Uni Pen Fine liner Technical Drawing Pen (or at least one fineliner pen).

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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