Study the anatomy and form of tulips and reproduce their vivid colours and distinctive shapes while developing your skills in essential watercolour techniques.
This course will help you to improve your skills in watercolour techniques as you gain confidence in botanical painting. Learn how to reproduce the vivid colours and typical shapes of tulips, improve your knowledge and understanding of colours and colour-mixing theory.
You will use sketches to develop complex drawing and tonal work. Painting techniques covered include wet-in-wet, colour-mixing, composition, tone and shadows, planning a painting and keeping a sketchbook.
Sandrine will support you with demonstrations and individual tuition throughout.
By the end of the course you will:
Be more familiar with the watercolour painting process
Have gained theoretical knowledge as well as practice
Understand the anatomy of tulips
Have improved your ability to identify colours and reproduce them
Have produced at least one finished painting
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Sandrine Maugy is a member of the Society of Floral Painters and the Society of Botanical Artists. She writes articles for Artists & Illustrators and her book Colours of Nature was published in 2013.