Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August
Learn how to compose abstract watercolours directly from your immediate environment. Structured drawing and painting
exercises will show you how to rapidly record the abstract bones of a composition, using the school architecture,
and other surroundings as starting points. Short technical demonstrations about working from observation to
abstraction, maximising colour impact, loosening up, and watercolour's unique handling, will facilitate your work,
and reference to artists, e.g. Richard Diebenkorn, Patrick Heron, Giorgio Morandi, will give you broad principles
and lots of ideas. The course is suitable for beginners, rusty returners and experienced painters and will help
you find your version of the abstract.
You'll receive a list of materials/equipment to bring, and watercolour paper and boards will be available to buy.
ELLA CLOCKSIN has over 19 years experience teaching art, demystifying drawing and watercolour via imaginative exercises
covering the spectrum between observational and abstract work. Selected for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition
in 2017-18. She was formerly both Visual Arts Therapist at The School of Life, London, and Visiting Lecturer (drawing)
at Winchester School of Art.