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Workshops: Challenge Yourself – Watercolour Painting on Location at Shaw House

21 May 10:00

During these four workshops you will learn everything you need to know in order to produce one or more finished watercolour pieces that you would be able to exhibit (and sell if you wish) at an exhibition at City Arts Newbury on the weekend of the 16th and 17th June 2018 (* see exhibition conditions below).


Gathering Information
Session 2  |  Monday 21 May 2018  |  10am – 1pm  |  £35 (Book all 4 sessions for £125)

 You will learn how to record what you see and you will create a series of study sketches of the Shaw House building and its setting, using pen and watercolour, watercolour pencils and watercolour paint.

During session 2,  you will practice colour mixing and choosing colours that go well together to create a harmonious picture.

You will work with artist quality materials throughout the course which will be provided by the tutor.


To book a place on these workshops please call Shaw House 01635 279279
If you have any questions please email shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk


About the tutor:Isobel Self Portrait
Isabel has lived in Newbury since 2003 where she practices as an architect and artist. Her passion is watercolour, easy to carry around and sketch on the go and likes experimenting and mixing media to get interesting effects. Isabel’s work, whether in watercolour, printmaking or drawing is full of colour.  She takes part yearly in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and she is an associated member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative.

An avid sketcher, Isabel takes her sketchbook everywhere. Stopping to sketch allows stories and anecdotes to develop of which she is reminded of later when developing her work. She shares her sketches in her blog and also in the Urban Sketchers Spanish and London blogs.

Favourite subjects include Newbury urban and landscape scenes, Brighton piers, Sudan deserts and Segovia in Spain. Her work includes pieces from her travels in Australia, America, and other European and UK destinations.

This workshop is part of a series;

Session 1 | 14 May 2018 | 10 am to 1pm

Session 3 | 4 June 2018 | 10am to 1pm

Session 4 | 11 June 2018 | 10am to 1pm

Sessions can be booked individually or you can book all 4 workshops for £125 


* Conditions of Exhibition:
Please note that for the exhibition there will be an additional £10 hanging fee per picture to cover the mount and frame for the finished pictures.
City Arts will receive a 20% commission fee on work sold during the exhibition.
The tutor will do the mounting and hanging of the exhibition pieces.
You will need to help stewarding the exhibition for a minimum of two hours on the weekend of the 16 & 17 June 2018.