An Introduction to Plein Air: One Day Workshop

Course overview

Spend a creative and relaxed day under the guidance of our expert tutor sketching and painting on the grounds of Woodley Hill House gardens.

Capture the colours of the seasons working plein air using the simple but effective technique of watercolour sketching, whilst exploring composition with the use of view finder to help develop your drawing and observational skills.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience in painting.

  • We will explore the works and techniques of a selection of artists
  • Demonstrations will inform you of effects that can be achieved
  • We will discuss use of colour and how to get the best out of your colour combinations
  • The opportunity to then experiment with the materials will build your confidence and ability to manipulate materials
  • Group discussion and showing of work at end of class to reflect in mini critique and display of your artwork encouraging self-reflection
  • You will leave with a variety of plein air sketches and drawings
  • You will be introduced to a variety of techniques and then experimenting with your materials which will build your confidence and your ability to further develop your creative practice
  • Individual tuition and group discussion
  • Develop your skills according to your individual needs

Please bring with you a sketchbook (ideally A3) and packed lunch and refreshments.

Basic materials will be provided but you may wish to bring along the following:

  • watercolour paints
  • drawing pencils
  • charcoal
  • ideas and designs that you might use to inspire you
  • folder to take away your work at end of the day
  • apron and wear old clothes
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