‘Inspirational journey from pencil and watercolour studies of landscape to a wool fibre painting.’
6-day course at Bodenham Arboretum.
Wednesday 4th of September 10am-4pm
Thursday 5th of September 10am-4pm
Friday 6th of September 10am-4pm
Wednesday 11th of September 10am-4pm
Thursday 12th of September 10am-4pm
Friday 13th of September 10am-4pm
Join us for an inspirational journey, creating pencil and watercolour landscapes, culminating in a unique wool fibre art painting.
You will be working outdoors in the lovely grounds of Bodenham Arboretum, guided by Raya Brown, a professional Artist and Art Tutor.
To begin, you will explore the flora of the great garden by making sketchbook studies of nature – trees, plants, sky, water and the surrounding countryside.
You will receive guidance in pencil and watercolour techniques. You will explore line, tone, colour and composition as well as develop your observational skills. These studies will help you to capture interesting scenes and convey impressions of atmosphere.
Finally, you will use your landscape work to produce a wool painting/ wool watercolour. Raya will introduce you to the unique technique of making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk and viscose fibres. You will love the therapeutic experience of working with feather like strands of natural fibres and exploring various textures and effects.
This course is ideal if you are either new to sketching and watercolour or if you have some experience and wish to refine your existing skills. It also offers you the opportunity to learn a new medium, develop your creative skills and share ideas with likeminded people in a friendly, comfortable and tranquil environment.
The price of this 6-day course (during a two week period) is £215. It includes entry tickets to the Bodenham Arboretum, tuition and the cost of some materials.
In case of bad weather we will be able to study indoors at the Gazebo on the grounds of the Arboretum.
Drinks and a homemade lunch can be purchased from the Arboretum Cafe.
The list of materials will be sent to you once you have booked the course.
There will be an add-on opportunity to further develop your skills in wool painting. Join Raya at her Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio in Kidderminster on Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th of September. An additional cost will apply.