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Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Date: Saturday 5 February
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Eleni Rivers

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced artist, this one-day workshop will provide you with a solid foundation in the beautiful and versatile medium of watercolour. To have an understanding of these techniques will give you a good foundation to go on and express your creative self in watercolour.

Students will create several small works experimenting with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during the class such as:

• colour mixing from a limited palette

• the importance of tone and how to control it

• flat washes, gradated washes and transparent layering

• understand all materials used in watercolour

Watercolour paints, water containers, simple palettes and a size 12 watercolour brush will be provided on the day.

Please bring the following to class:

• Two individual sheets of watercolour paper with a weight of 185gsm. Suggest Saunders, Canson, Bockingford, or Arches, 185gsm, medium surface. OR use any A4 watercolour pad, medium surface, 185gsm.

• Any other watercolour brush suggest no smaller than size 8. Examples include one soft, round mop brush for washes, such as Black Goat Hair Mop 3/4, OR Squirrel 389, 1/3 inch to 1/2 inch wide. Other types of brushes include a Rigger Brush, Angled Brush, Filbert Brush…

• Pencil and A4 paper for sketching and note taking.

• Soft cloth

• While simple palettes will be provided, it is a good idea to bring your own. I highly recommend Martin Mijello Airtight Watercolor 18-Well Blue Palette. Or a white plastic palette with slanted large, deep areas for paint, preferably with a lid.

Materials can be purchased at Castlemaine Art Supplies. Student discount available.

Proof of vaccination is required to participate in this workshop

Date: Saturday 5 February
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $160 (Full) / $150 (Early Bird Discount – available until 20 January) / $140 (Concession)

Facilitator: Eleni Rivers

Eleni is a professional artist who has been teaching painting and drawing for over 25 years. She completed her MFA at JFK University in Berkeley, California in addition to holding several art degrees from colleges in Australia. Eleni’s paintings, drawings and illustrations have been exhibited and published in many countries and are held in collections both here and the US. Now based in Castlemaine, Eleni continues her art practice on themes of the nature and belonging within the Australian landscape. www.elenirivers.com