Drawn Outside – Week One
We are excited to offer the first in a series of workshops in watercolour landscape painting.
Spend time sitting, observing and representing our wonderful natural landscapes around Darwin.
These weekly workshops, guided by Ian Hance will cover a variety of topics including; material recommendations, tips for painting outdoors, visual composition, colour theory, mark making and different types of washes.
Each workshop will focus on a different theme and progressively build over the weeks. The program is somewhat flexible to respond to the particular interests of the group. Although bookings are week to week, we do recommend attending the entire series if possible.
Week 1: En Plein Air Painting.
- Painting on Location, A quick Introduction
- How to Compose a Watercolour using view finder on location
- Tonal sketch in graphite
- Translating the view into limited palette with tonal emphasis (on post cards)
- Intro to colour mixing: Complementary colour mixing principles.
The sessions are designed as an introduction but all skill levels are welcome to participate.
Materials: All materials will be supplied as part of the workshop; however, attendees are free to bring their own equipment if they choose.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, insect repellent, portable seat, camera.
Location for Week One: Meet near the Northern, beach side carpark before the playground. It is called ‘East Point Street Workout’ on Google maps. Please see map below and look out for DCA signs on the day.
About the tutor: Ian Hance has worked in watercolour and exhibited widely since 1989. He has also given classes in community centres, art societies and university courses for more than 30 years.
Covid-19 Precautions: Please do not attend this class if you are feeling unwell with cold or flu symptoms. We will observe social distancing and have hand sanitiser available on the day.
This activity is part of the Intermingle program coordinated by Georgia Glen.