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Experimental Watercolour

20 April 2018

Tutor: Tanya Baily
1 day workshop
Friday 20th April 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
16 - adult
Beginners to Advanced

The medium of Watercolour is extensive, mysterious, beautiful and spontaneous.

Understanding its nature and using it creatively unleashes a spirit and enables us to explore the wonderful world of the unknown. Watercolour techniques can enable the artist to explore images and concepts expressively, abstractly, realistically and intimately with the freedom that transparency, colour and water allow.

Tutor, Tanya Baily will introduce participants to a variety of watercolour techniques that can enrich their ideas creatively and experimentally, including texture and ‘taking-out’ techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity to explore, discover and experiment with all the demonstrated techniques.

This course is beneficial for beginners to advanced and for those with no previous art experience.


  • Curiosity
  • A love of learning

Materials needed

  • A small (inexpensive) box of watercolour paints of basic primary and secondary colours
  • 1 x large 56cm x 76cm sheet of good quality 100% cotton medium grain watercolour paper – suggested brands Arches or Fabriano, OR  3x sheets size approx A3 of 100% cotton medium grain watercolour paper. 
  • A #4 watercolour paintbrush and any other watercolour brushes you own
  • 1 sheet of good quality drawing paper, approx size A3
  • Roll of paper towel or tissues
  • Masking tape


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