Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Buildings and the Urban Environment | 2-Day Workshop Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Buildings and the Urban Environment | 2-Day Workshop

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Buildings and the Urban Environment | 2-Day Workshop

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Course Overview

Demystify perspective and conquer the complexity of the urban environment in this two-day intensive workshop.

Workshop theme: Buildings and the Urban Environment

Day 1: 

We start in the studio with exercises in understanding perspective and practicing best ways to accurately draw complex buildings and streetscapes, working up from light colour washes through to detail and shadows. Students will learn how to render rextures of the city, such as brickwork and masonry, reflections in glass, and tips on how to paint decorative and architectural detail.

Day 2:

Students will practice and develop techniques from day 1 on longer paintings. Tanya will explain the essentials of composition, focusing on managing the illusion of distance and on limiting unnecessary detail. Students can choose to stay in the studio working from images of their own or to paint outdoors from life in the characterful streets and lanes around Art Est.

This is one of a series of nine workshops by Tanya Baily in 2024 — click below to explore them all...

  1. February: "The Sketch No. 1 - Techniques and Method"
  2. March: "The Sketch No. 2 - Working Plein Air from Life"
  3. April: "Buildings and the Urban Environment"
  4. May: "Colour No. 1 - Colour Theory and Mixing"
  5. June: "Colour No. 2 - The Colour of Shadows and Light"
  6. July: "Colour No. 3 - Expressive Colour in Watercolour"
  7. September: "Back to Basics"
  8. October: "People and the Portrait"
  9. November: "The Holiday Sketchbook"

You can sign up for all nine workshops, or pick and choose particular workshops that match your interest.

What to expect

Each workshop is designed around particular themes and goals, with exercises and ideas to practice a full range of watercolour techniques. You will learn the methods of the masters and of contemporary artists, and Tanya will guide you to develop your own style.

Workshop Delivery

This workshop will be studio-based with students working from still-lives in the studio or from photographic images

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for beginners to watercolour as well as experienced artists.

Paper: 1x Large sheet: 56x76cm 100% cotton 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper.

Paints: A basic palette of warm and cool reds, yellows and blues, for instance:

Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna, Cadmium (or Windsor) Red, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo (or Prussian) Blue.

Students are welcome to bring previously owned paints. Tanya recommends artist quality brands, such as Windsor and Newton, Daniel Smith, Shmincke etc...

  • Paint Brushes: 3x soft watercolour brushes sizes 4, 8, 12
  • Pencil, Rubber, Sharpener
  • 1 Roll of Kitchen Paper/ Rag/ Towel