Oddbirds | Drawing and Painting Quirky Birds in Pen, Ink and Watercolour | 12 Years + Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Oddbirds | Drawing and Painting Quirky Birds in Pen, Ink and Watercolour | 12 Years +

Oddbirds | Drawing and Painting Quirky Birds in Pen, Ink and Watercolour | 12 Years +

Join us for an exciting and creative workshop with the artist Tania Mason! This workshop is designed for children aged 10 and over and provides an engaging introduction to the art of drawing with pen and ink, and the vibrant techniques of adding color using gouache and watercolors. This workshop focuses on drawing "Oddbirds" where you can use your imagination to create fantastical birds with two heads, one eye, four wings, or any other odd features you can dream up!

Tania will guide you through various techniques and mediums, helping you bring your unique vision to life. You'll learn how to blend the bold lines of ink with the delicate washes of watercolour and the vibrant opacity of gouache to create truly one-of-a-kind creatures. Whether you're a budding artist or just love to draw, this workshop promises to be a fun and enriching experience. All materials are provided, so come ready to unleash your creativity and leave with a masterpiece that’s as extraordinary as your imagination!

Introduction to Pen and Ink Drawing:

  • Getting Started: Learn the basics of drawing with pen and ink, including techniques for creating detailed and expressive lines.
  • Practice Session: Engage in fun exercises to develop your skills in shading, texture, and creating intricate patterns.

What to Expect

  • Understanding Gouache: Discover the fundamental principles of gouache painting, an opaque watercolour that allows for vibrant, layered colors.
  • Colour Theory:  Learn the essentials of color theory, including how to mix colors to achieve the perfect shades for your artwork.
  • Step-by-Step Demonstrations: Tania Mason will provide detailed demonstrations on how to draw and paint.
  • Hands-On Exercises:  Create your own OdDbirds using pen and ink drawings with gouache and watercolor techniques.

About Tania Mason

Tania Mason is a renowned artist with a passion for teaching and a wealth of experience in various art techniques. Her workshops are known for their engaging and interactive approach, making learning fun and accessible for all skill levels.

What will students take home?

Their own series of watercolour and gouache artworks on quality watercolour paper!

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