Start Painting With Watercolour

Art & Crafts |
22nd March 2021

Mon 22 March |  6.30-8pm | Age 16+ | Tutor Karen Lester

Pick up a brush and start to explore the magical qualities of watercolour in this introduction to some key watercolour skills. Create simple landscapes using washes and wet in wet techniques.

Important Information

You will need access to the internet and Zoom. The Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode will be on your e-ticket, this will be emailed to you after booking.

What do I need?

  • Watercolour paints – tubes of paint work best for washes. A minimum of 3 colours of blue, red and yellow such as – Ultramarine, Yellow ochre and Alizarin Crimson.
  • Brush -big watercolour round brush, at least size 12 Surface to mix paints – something with big wells to mix pools of paint. A few old saucers will work.
  • 2 water pots – any plastic pot/jam jar will do Paper -watercolour paper – About 6 sheets of approximately A4 size watercolour paper, textured (this might be labelled ‘Not’ or ‘cold pressed’).
  • At least 200lb weight masking tape board to tape paper onto (thick card will work) kitchen roll hairdryer or a convector type heat to dry the paint would be useful

About the tutor

Karen enjoys working with a range of painting and drawing media, including printmaking, sometimes combining these to create mixed media images. Each type of medium brings its own exciting possibilities and unique qualities, something she continually explores.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Cumbria and Lancashire over the last 25 years and she has been involved with projects including Printfest and C-Art and runs occasional print workshops for the National Trust at Allan Bank, Grasmere as well as for private groups.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011



Karen Lester


22nd March 2021

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