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Fri, 27 Sept

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Westbury Arts Centre

Vibrant & Expressive Kingfisher - Watercolour painting Workshop

Create a painting bursting with colour and vibrancy, capturing the bright and cheery character of this popular feathered friend Focus on translucent and radiant qualities of the magical medium of watercolour and the effectiveness of loose and lively brushwork to give you artwork an expressive edge.

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Vibrant & Expressive Kingfisher - Watercolour painting Workshop
Vibrant & Expressive Kingfisher - Watercolour painting Workshop

Time & Location

27 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 15:00 BST

Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA

About the Event

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Create a painting bursting with colour and vibrancy, capturing the bright and cheery character of this popular feathered friend Focus on translucent and radiant qualities of the magical medium of watercolour and the effectiveness of loose and lively brushwork to give you artwork an expressive edge and lustrous colours.

Regular water colour 1 day workshops held Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - monthly

The aim is to support you on your watercolour journey, learn new techniques and methods to improve your painting skills particularly in the loose and dynamic style which Nicky is so well known for. If you love florals, landscapes , birds and natural and organic subjects the content of these workshops will inspire you.

Build a regular watercolour practice in a friendly, encouraging class packed with demos and 1 to 1 support from an enthusiastic tutor. You will go home with a painting or two on a certain theme and a bundle of new creative skills and knowledge to develop your confidence and creativity at home.

ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Nicky Hunter is a full time artist specialising in watercolours, she hosts regular painting workshops at Westbury Arts Centre where her studio is based.

She enjoys helping her students progress and master the magical yet challenging medium of watercolour. She exhibits her artworks nationally and is a sought after guest tutor for art schools and art societies throughout the UK. 

Nicky uses traditional watercolour methods with a contemporary flair to paint representational artworks in a loose style. Her specialism is florals but she paints and teaches others genres such as animals and landscapes too. Her work is mainly inspired by nature and ignited by colour;exploring light and transparency and dancing brushwork and clarity of application of paint are important elements of her artwork. She has many years experience teaching watercolours which developed after a 20 year career as a textile designer; painting and illustrating printed fabric collections for well known UK brands and creating embroidery designs for film and TV and prints for fashion design houses across the globe; this experience is were her love for painting florals blossomed and gives her a great sense of colour, design and composition which is evident in her work. 

She has a BA Hons Degree in Textile design from Demontfort University, also a Diploma in Art & Design and Teacher Training Qualification obtained at Telford College of Art & Technology. 

MATERIALS PROVIDED:

Paper can be purchased and any materials you don’t have can be loaned.

Reference material is provided.

Tea and Coffee is provided. 

MATERIALS THAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Pease bring your own watercolour colour kit, paper towel and old clothes.

COST:

£39

HOW TO BOOK: 

Email Nicky Hunter on nickyred@gmail.com or via the contact page www.nickyhunterart.com

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