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3-DAY WORKSHOP: Textures in Watercolour with ANGUS McEWAN. July 18-20, 2018. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
with ANGUS MCEWAN

3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
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TEXTURES in WATERCOLOUR
Wednesday - Friday
July 18-20, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
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OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
Monday - Tuesday
July 16-17, 2-18
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

OBJECTIVES: This workshop aims to help you realize the true potential of watercolour: its ability to describe unique surface characteristics of different objects (from life). We will use numerous applications to explore and uncover the many possibilities available within the media. We will also study methods used by Andrew Wyeth and apply those techniques to appropriate reference material.

SUBJECT MATTER: Object drawing. Please bring around three objects of interesting texture for the class to share and study. We're looking for a range of different surfaces. Dried fruit (oranges, lemons, flowers, leaves, tree branch or drift wood etc.), rusty, old, broken and worn tools or machinery (not new). Angus will have photographs of objects as a backup, but of course live objects are much easier and interesting to work with.

WORKSHOP DAY 1 six hours or so
I will introduce my work with PowerPoint and demonstrate how I approach drawing an object quickly to achieve the essence of the subject. You will then look at drawing/painting your subjects using different methods that lead to simple wash and line drawings to build confidence and familiarity with material. Colour and layering.

TEXTURES. I'll show examples of some of my more elaborate techniques which are usually a combination of many things. I will then demo producing a series of textures and a variety of surfaces using watercolour. You will then produce your own sheet of textures. The idea is to experiment and find the limits of the media.

Once you have produced your texture sheet you will start working with different objects using some of the techniques you've discovered. Some people like to build up a watercolour sheet with many objects on it while some prefer to work on individual sheets of paper. The idea is to go beyond the first and second wash. I am looking for development of the painting surface to reveal the character of each object's surface. This works best when you choose new subjects to try different methods.

WORKSHOP DAY 2 six hours or so
We will make a study of Andrew Wyeth’s techniques. You will choose an image by Wyeth and do your own version. The purpose is to hone your interpretive skills and learn problems solving by learning (by doing) the methods another artist used successfully to recreate different surfaces using textures in watercolour. I will also demonstrate some of my methods and techniques.

WORKSHOP DAY 3 six hours or so
Using the skills established over the past few days you will continue those methods by working from photographic images (which I will supply) or objects of your choice. The idea is to discover new ways of interpreting your subjects using textures to develop alternative approaches for painting surfaces.

SUPPLY LIST
* Drawing board
* Paper (a selection of watercolour paper-different surfaces OR bring CP or HP, NOT rough)
* Watercolours: your favorite tubes and I recommended include Van dyke Brown or sepia, Prussian blue (to make black) and white gouache as well.
* Watercolour sticks or Caran d'Ache Neocolor is also recommended.
* Brushes. Watercolour brushes, a selection would be great including a worn hog bristle brush.
* Pencil selection. 4b or soft pencil. A sharpener and eraser
* OTHER
** water jar
** 2-plant spray bottles (cheap spray bottles)
** small sponge
** masking fluid

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