Michele Webber

Original Artwork by Suffolk Artist Michele Webber

One Day Art Courses 2017/18

One Day Art Courses in Essex and Suffolk - Scroll down for full schedule:


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HOW TO BOOK

**Courses must be booked direct with the venues, contact details below or click the blue links to go direct to their website:

CO3 Studios please contact Angella:
Email: angella@co3gallery.co.uk  Telephone: 01206 501548  Mobile:   07717710029

Tindalls Art Shop please contact a staff member:
Email:    Telephone: 01206  579729

** Note about place availability: As the venues take the bookings I do not always have up to date information about how many places are left, but if I know that a day is booked up or nearly full I will indicate it, beyond that please enquire directly. Please also note, sometimes if a course has only just been arranged it may not be showing on the venues own websites yet, but they will still take bookings, just ask.



SUMMARY OF COURSES AND DATES
(For in-depth details of each course including venue and prices please scroll further down)

2017


Thurs 5th Oct
2017 Landscapes and Seascapes
Thurs 19th Oct 2017
People and Portraits
Thurs 2nd Nov 2017 Winter Landscapes in Pen and Wash
Thurs 7th Dec 2017 Painting Pets in Watercolour and Mixed Media

2018

Weds 28th Mar 2018 Watercolour for Complete Beginners
Fri 6th Apr 2018  Watercolour Tips and Techniques
Sat 14th Apr 2018  Mixed Media Collage and Brusho (Flowers)
Weds 25th Apr 2018  Using Greens in the Landscape
Sat 2nd June 2018  Improve your Drawing
Fri 27th Jul 2018  Watercolour Skies
Sat 1st Sept 2018 
Start Drawing and Painting
Sat 8th Sept 2018  Sunset Seascapes in Watercolour
Fri 19th Oct 2018  Understanding Colour
Fri 26th Oct 2018 
Mixed Media Collage and Brusho (Coastal Images)

(For in-depth details of each course including venue and prices please scroll down)

FREE DEMO DAYS

Saturday 7th April 2018– Mixed Media with Brusho, Demo Day at Tindalls Art Shop Colchester (10.00am to 4pm) Come along and watch me demonstrate watercolours with mixed media, I will also be available to chat about classes and courses. Free entry.Saturday 18th August 2018– Mixed Media with Brusho, Demo Day at Tindalls Art Shop,  Colchester (10.00am to 4pm) Come along and watch me demonstrate watercolours with mixed media, I will also be available to chat about classes and courses. Free entry.

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Elements of Watercolour

21st September, 5th October, 19th October 2017 (3 Part Course) Elements of Watercolour

Description:

This course covers both basic and more advanced mixed media techniques for using watercolours effectively whatever your subject. For each of these days we will start by looking at particular techniques and drawing skills appropriate to the subject before moving on to work on two paintings per day

Suitable for: All levels, including beginners and anyone wanting to explore watercolour subjects in depth.

Price £115, Materials included. (10.00am to 4pm) At Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester.

Elements

 

Winter Landscapes

2nd November 2017 Winter Landscapes in Pen and Wash

Description:

In the morning we will be using liner pens and making snow scene landscape paintings, looking at how to paint snow in the negative, as is traditional in watercolour painting - without using white paint. In the afternoon we will be tackling the amazing shapes of winter trees using the more painterly dip pen and ink. Subjects will be discussed and techniques explored and demonstrated.

Suitable for: Anyone, beginner or experienced who loves pen and watercolour and would like to spend a day studying the medium in more depth.

Price £35, Materials included. (10.00am to 4pm) At Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester.

winter landscapes

Painting Pets

7th December 2017 Painting Pets in Watercolour and Mixed Media

Description:

For this course we will be discussing how to make really lovely pet portraits. I will demonstrate ways of making loose, soft focus backgrounds, how to get proportions correct and draw any animal face easily plus techniques for combining other media with watercolour in order to make realistic ‘fur’ textures. Animal photos will be supplied, but if you have a furry friend you want to paint do feel free to bring along a photo. Please make sure any photos you bring are both large and clear.

Suitable for: Anyone, beginner or experienced who would like to learn more about painting domestic animals.

Price £35, Materials included. (10.00am to 4pm) At Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester.

Paninting pets


Watercolour for Complete Beginners

28th March – Watercolour for Complete Beginners

Description:

Would you like to start watercolour painting, but simply don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you are many years out of practice, or have a set of paints stuck in a drawer, unused. If you don’t even know which brush you should use, if you have no idea what type of paper you should be painting on or how to apply the paint, this day is for you. We will start by looking at the materials you need and how to prepare your paper like the professionals do. In the morning we will look at brushes, paper and paints in depth so you fully understand what equipment you need and what it’s for. This will enable you to confidently select what you need from an art supplier with the confidence that you are not wasting money. After that you will learn basic paint application techniques and practice them on scraps of paper. After lunch there will be a basic drawing demonstration, and you will have a go at painting a simple landscape from photographs. By the end of the day you will have a relaxing and enjoyable new hobby!

Suitable For:

Beginners: anyone who wants to start painting watercolours and has no previous experience, or is many years out of practice.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Watercolour for complete beginners

Watercolour Tips and Techniques

6th April - Watercolour Tips and Techniques

Description:

This popular workshop is quite simply the most useful watercolour course you will attend. A whole day dedicated to hands-on practice and learning new techniques. Methods will be demonstrated and practiced on pieces of paper that will be collated at the end of the day to make a take-home booklet to keep as a permanent reminder of your practice and results. Discover new ways to use the fantastically versatile medium of watercolour, plus useful tips for rescuing work that is going wrong. At the end of the day you will have a physical record of over 25 fantastic watercolour and mixed media techniques, which you can refer back to in the future.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: For newcomers to Watercolour but also anyone who feels they just don't understand why it handles the way it does or how to get a grip on it. Also helpful if you want to expand your knowledge of techniques and watercolour mixed media approaches.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Watercolour Tips and Techniques

Mixed Media Collage and Brusho

14th April – Mixed Media Collage and Brusho (Flowers)

Description:

Working with the fabulously beautiful and messy Brusho pigment powders we will be combining other media and collage to create unique and beautiful results.  The very opposite of a botanical approach, we will take inspiration from flower photographs and allow the materials to take us where they will. During the day you will be guided to make the right decisions as your picture progresses. The workshop will cover composition, colour palette, and tonal contrast. You will also learn the best ways of using the exciting medium of Brusho, and cutting and applying collage papers. Expect the unexpected as your flower painting develops and you learn to instinctively shape your finished work.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: A fun day for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of mixed media techniques.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Mixed Media Collage and Brusho (Flowers)

Using Greens in the Landscape

25th April - Using Greens in the Landscape

Description:

Green is a secondary colour, but when it comes to landscape painting it is the main event. Being able to effectively mix and use greens can mean the difference between a fantastic painting and a less successful one. In the morning we will be examining greens in depth, and making colour charts. With exercises to practice matching the greens in front of you with the paint in your palette, you will learn to make the greens you want. After lunch you will put what you have learned into practice, by painting a landscape with a full range of interesting greens. Learn to make bright greens, subtle grey-greens, natural greens and more. After this course you will be able to approach your landscape painting with more confidence, knowing that you won’t end up with ‘all the same’ greens or a muddy mess.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: A day to expand your knowledge about the most important colour landscape colours have in their palettes.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Using greens in the landscape

Improve Your Drawing

2nd June – Improve your Drawing

Description:

This course aims to get you drawing with confidence! Starting with the basics we will look first at how to accurately scale whatever you are looking at and fit it onto any size paper. We will start with a still life and cover composition, and ellipses. Shading will be discussed and the different approaches to take when drawing as an art form, as opposed to drawing in preparation for adding paint. After lunch we will move on to working from photographs, using simple rules to understand perspective without any measuring devices or scary maths! Methods will be discussed and demonstrated, leading to a greater understanding and improvement of your drawing skills.

Suitable For:

Beginners and improvers: Whether you are a complete beginner looking to start or just frustrated that your drawing skills aren’t as good as they could be you will find this practical course really useful.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Improve your drawing

 


 

Watercolour Skies

27 July – Watercolour Skies

Description:

Paint a good sky and you are half way to having a good landscape. This part of a watercolour painting can be the most tricky to get right and lack of confidence usually leads to poor application and drying lines in the middle of your sky. We will start by covering a range of techniques for painting skies, and very importantly the most common mistakes made and how you can avoid them. From simple graduated skies, to ways of painting soft and crisp clouds and working up to those all important sunsets and sunrises. Includes my fail safe method for adjusting and re-working your sky several times… without it showing! Add cloud shadows, orange streaks at sundown and more. All types of sky will be looked at and you will increase your knowledge of colour mixing and application techniques. It is the sky that makes a landscape and this day is dedicated to improving this important area.

Suitable For:

Beginners and advanced: Whatever your level, if you feel your skies could be better, this is the course for you.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Watercolour Skies

 

 

Start Drawing and Painting

1st Sept – Start Drawing and Painting

Description:

A day to start (or return to) drawing and painting. In the morning we will look at basic drawing techniques, most importantly how to accurately scale whatever you are looking at and fit it onto any size paper. Technique will be practiced by sketching still life objects and then we will move on to drawing and composing a pleasing landscape. After lunch we will move onto watercolour paper and start to paint, looking at basic techniques and colour mixing. Students may work in Watercolour or Acrylics as they prefer. By the end of the day you will have grown in confidence and be able to move forward and explore more subjects and mediums.

Suitable For:

Beginners or lapsed students: If you want to begin or return to drawing and painting, this course will get you started on your artistic journey.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Start Drawing and Painting

 

Seascape Sunsets

8th Sept - Sunset Seascapes in Watercolour

Description:

Two fabulous subjects in one piece of work. In the morning we look at techniques for drawing and painting effective seascapes. This will include how to approach water, waves, and beautiful sunset skies. We will look at the importance of working with a limited palette and practice several clever watercolour techniques that will make creating a good painting so much easier. Wax resist, lifting out, blending and layering will all be incorporated. We will look in depth at mixing the colours you need for a sunset, and applying them in a way that gives a complex sky with no unwanted drying lines. After a morning of practice we will move on to afternoon painting from photographs. By the end of the day you should be well on the way to creating a beautiful, atmospheric seascape.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: Suitable for advanced students wanting to increase their skill level, but also not beyond the reach of beginners, due to its simplicity and limited palette. Tuition will be tailored to your personal needs

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Sunset Seascapes

 

 

Understanding Colour

19th Oct – Understanding Colour

Description:

If you struggle with understanding colour and mixing accurate shades for your paintings this day will help you. We will start with looking at colour, what it is and understanding how it interacts with the world around you. Without confusing colour wheels, colour will be explained to you, from the basic primary colours, secondary colours, opposites and neutrals. Using colours is more than just about hues, we will explore tonal contrast and how using opposites can enliven or dull your painting as you wish. We will look at the important practice of making colour charts from the paints you own and how these can practically inform your work. Exercises will help you learn about making colour charts of your own and starting to really learn about the paints you own. After the basics we will look at the tricky subject of mixing natural greens for landscape paintings, and skin tones for portraiture. Lastly we will learn how to mix neutrals and shadows by painting white still life objects. We will be working in watercolour, but the principals learned can be applied to any medium, and will make you look at the world around you with new understanding.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: Suitable for anyone wanting to better understand colour theory and how it applies to creating artwork.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm) At CO3 Studios, Colchester.

Understanding Colour

Coastal Images

26th Oct - Mixed Media Collage and Brusho (Coastal Images)

Description:

Working with the fabulously beautiful and messy Brusho pigment powders we will be combining other media and collage to create unique and beautiful results.  The very opposite of a tight, detailed approach, we will take inspiration from flower photographs and allow the materials to take us where they will. During the day you will be guided to make the right decisions as your picture progresses. The workshop will cover composition, colour palette, and tonal contrast. You will also learn the best ways of using the exciting medium of Brusho, and cutting and applying collage papers. Expect the unexpected as your coastal themed painting develops and you learn to instinctively shape your finished work.

Suitable For:

Beginners to advanced: A fun day for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of mixed media techniques.

Price £75 includes a 2 course lunch, and free materials. Ample roadside parking.(10.00am to 4pm)

Coastal Images

 

Map for CO3 Gallery, Colchester:

The CO3 Gallery, 90 Shrub End Road, Colchester, CO3 4RX

Map for Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester:

25 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN

Braintree Community Centre

Hollywood, 19-21 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AH

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Now Available!

My SAA Watercolours Starter Set, with my unique colour mixing guide.


Saa colour mixing leaflet & Paint Set

8 x 14 ml tubes of watercolour, storage tin and foolproof colour mixing guide to get you started with confidence!


Signed Limited Edition Giclee Prints of my work are available.

Local Views, Flower Paintings...

Orwell Estuary, Low Tide

and many other beautiful designs!