Watercolour Painting with Julia Roach (Part 2)

Five week Creative Course


20, 27 June 2022
4, 11, 18 July 2022


Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+ 
For those some knowledge of painting, ideal course for those moving on from Watercolour Painting Part 1 (but this is not a pre-requisite).

What will be covered in the class?
A 5-week structured course: Where participants will hone their previous watercolours skills and gain understanding of new watercolour techniques and approaches Opportunity to explore artist styles both historical and contemporary, depict toadstools, butterfly’s /landscapes inspired by Great Linford and Milton Keynes.

Week1: The woodland floor depicting toadstools and some foliage. Create textures using masking fluids / dry brush, sponging and lifting out. A stop start approach to guide participants through this delightful watercolour approach.

Week 2: Woodland wildlife drawing and painting. Get to grips with definition fine liners, ink and watercolour tutor led demonstration of drawing approach and layering of washes.

Week 3: Summer blooms paint directly from life using previous weeks techniques as well as exploring other watercolour artists compositions and brush techniques.

Week 4: Structures and gardens painting from the back to front, developing a composition layering and glazes.

Week 5: Summer landscapes using previous gained skills as well looking at more unconventional watercolour approaches working on a larger scale.

What will students leave the class with?
Drawings/ preparatory studies and watercolour paintings and a good understanding of new techniques and approaches taught as well as enhancing previously gained skills.
What will I need to bring?
Materials are included in the cost of your course. Please bring along your own watercolour brushes, palettes and water containers to use. 

Art Studio: The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Julia Roach is an established visual artist and facilitator whose practice is primarily focused on experimenting with mixed media, graphite and inks. Julia’s work often features collected and found objects. Drawing is intrinsic part of her creative process and my approach is predominantly figurative incorporating colour and exploring a variety of mark making approaches. Julia holds a BA in Painting from Canterbury College of Art and an MFA from Newcastle University.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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